2005 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 13 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 28 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • Apr 11 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins
  • May 17 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win
  • May 21 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 1 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West win

  • Nov 15 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win


Weddings in Music

  • Jan 8 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 9 "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • May 7 Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 9 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

HeartWedding of Interest

May 10 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • May 12 "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris
  • Jun 1 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • Jun 11 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Jun 16 "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • Jun 25 British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
  • Jul 21 Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 10 Glamour model Katie Price (27) weds 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (32) in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • Sep 10 "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 17 Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada
  • Sep 24 "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • Sep 26 Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas
  • Oct 2 Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct 9 Savage Garden musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De Leon at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Singer and actress Christina Aguilera (28) weds music executive Jordan Bratman (32) under a mountainside tent at the Staglin Family Vineyards in Rutherford, California

  • Nov 19 "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 3 Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland
  • Dec 10 "Audioslave" drummer Brad Wilk (37) weds "Seven Year Bitch" former lead vocalist Selene Vigil near the frozen waters of Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 10 Country music artist Garth Brooks (43) weds singer Trisha Yearwood (41) in Claremore, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Dec 12 Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger (36) weds country-music heartthrob singer Kenny Chesney (37) for the reason of fraud after 4 months of marriage
  • Dec 17 "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • Dec 17 Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
  • Dec 23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 23 "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • Dec 31 "One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz (24) weds "Enation" musician Michael Galeotti in Hillsboro, Oregon

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 16 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • Jan 1 Hugh Davies, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • Jan 8 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • Jan 10 Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
  • Jan 11 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • Jan 11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Warrick, American actress/singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 15 Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
  • Jan 22 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
  • Jan 24 June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 25 Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • Jan 28 Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Jan 29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • Jan 30 Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
  • Jan 30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • Feb 6 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 8 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
  • Feb 8 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • Mar 2 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 4 Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
  • Mar 9 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • Mar 10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
  • Mar 12 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • Mar 21 Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 26 Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
  • Mar 27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • Mar 30 Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
  • Mar 30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • Apr 1 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • Apr 1 Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Apr 3 Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 7 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
  • Apr 10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • Apr 13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13 Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 15 John Fred, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies at 63
  • Apr 19 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • Apr 22 Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • Apr 29 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • May 9 Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer (b. 1969)
  • May 10 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • May 11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
  • May 12 Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
  • May 13 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • May 22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • May 25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • May 29 George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
  • Jun 13 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • Jun 14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • Jun 17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
  • Jun 27 Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • Jul 1 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • Jul 1 Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • Jul 5 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • Jul 6 Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
  • Jul 11 Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • Jul 14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)
  • Jul 16 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
  • Jul 17 Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
  • Jul 22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • Jul 23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • Jul 25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 1 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 6 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (b. 1934)
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
  • Oct 19 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • Oct 28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
  • Nov 1 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • Nov 5 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)