Former Village People policeman Victor Willis was arrested in San Francisco, California, after he disappeared from a drug and gun trial. Police had charged Willis with being in possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia in July 2005. He would later be sentenced to three years' probation after he agreed to enter a treatment program.
Local council officials planned to have a street named after The Darkness in their hometown Lowestoft, Norfolk in honour of Justin Hawkins and his band for their recent world-wide success. Hawkins Close or Hawkins Way had been put forward by council officials.
Singer, songwriter, poet and actor, Ian Dury died after a long battle with cancer aged 57. Dury had been disabled by polio as a child, formed Kilburn and the High Roads during the 70's. His first album 'New Boot's And Panties' became a punk classic spending 90 weeks on the UK chart, featured the 1979 UK No.1 single 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.'
New Kids On The Block's Donnie Wahlberg was arrested after setting fire to carpets (using a bottle of vodka) at The Seelbach Hotel, Louisville. Wahlberg plea bargains the charge down to criminal mischief and was ordered to perform fire safety and anti-drug abuse promos.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for 'Michelle', the most performed song in the UK in 1966.