On This Day In Music History

On this day in 2006, Prince received a Webby Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “visionary” use of the Internet. He was the first major artist to release an entire album, 1997’s Crystal Ball, exclusively on the internet.

 

In 2008, Amy Winehouse performed an exclusive gig at a Moscow art gallery for Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich and his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova. It was reported that the singer was paid $1 million for the gig at the launch of The Garage gallery, which has been set up by Ms. Zhukova.

In 2013, Mumford & Sons bassist, Ted Dwane was rushed to the hospital to have an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain. Scans revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain which required an operation.

In 2019, Radiohead experienced a blackmail attempt by releasing 18 hours of music recorded during the making of their classic album OK Computer. Tapes from the sessions had been stolen by hackers who demanded $150,000 for their return. Instead, the band released the tapes in full, with profits going to climate crisis activists Extinction Rebellion.