Death of Dennis Payton of the Dave Clark Five:

Dec. 17, 2006
Payton's saxophone helped the Dave Clark Five to create a string of hits between 1963 and 1968, including "Glad All Over", "Bits and Pieces" and "Over and Over."which knocked the Beatles off the top spot in early 1964.
Source: The Times (London), 12/20/2006

 
   
  Fifth best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006:

Back to Bedlam
James Blunt's "Back to Bedlam" sold 2.06 million units in 2006.
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1/21/2007

 
   
  Fourth best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006:

All the Right Reasons
Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" sold 2.31 million reasons in 2006.
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1/21/2007

 
   
  Third best-selling album in the U.S. in 2006:

"Some Hearts"
"Some Hearts", by Carrie Underwood, sold 2.46 million units in 2006.
Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch, 1/21/2007