2005 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 9 of 9

Feb 13th - 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins
Feb 28th - 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win
Apr 11th - 39th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson & Kenny Chesney wins
May 17th - 40th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson & Keith Urban win
May 21st - 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev
Jun 13th - A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.
Sep 1st - 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West win
Nov 15th - 39th Country Music Association Award: Keith Urban & Gretchen Wilson wins
Nov 22nd - 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

Jan 5th - Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
Jan 8th - Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
Jan 10th - Margherita Carosio, Italian soprano (b. 1908)
Jan 11th - Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (b. 1913)
Jan 11th - Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
Jan 11th - James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
Jan 13th - Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
Jan 15th - Ruth Warrick, American actress/singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 89
Jan 15th - Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
Jan 22nd - Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (b. 1924)
Jan 24th - June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
Jan 25th - Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
Jan 28th - Jim Capaldi, English singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
Jan 29th - Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
Jan 30th - Martyn Bennet, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
Jan 30th - Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
Feb 6th - Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
Feb 8th - Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
Feb 8th - Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers) (b. 1948)
Feb 12th - Sammi Smith, American country music singer (b. 1943)
Feb 15th - Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
Feb 20th - Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
Feb 21st - Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
Mar 2nd - Martin Denny, American musician (b. 1911)
Mar 4th - Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
Mar 4th - Una Hale, Australian soprano (b. 1922)
Mar 9th - Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
Mar 10th - Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) (b. 1951)
Mar 12th - Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
Mar 21st - Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
Mar 26th - Paul Hester, Australian drummer (Split Enz and Crowded House) (b. 1959)
Mar 27th - Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
Mar 28th - Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
Mar 30th - Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)
Mar 30th - Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
Apr 1st - Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
Apr 1st - Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
Apr 3rd - Tony Croatto, Italian singer (b. 1940)
Apr 7th - Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
Apr 10th - Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
Apr 13th - Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (b. 1924)
Apr 13th - Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)
Apr 15th - John Fred, American singer (b. 1941)
Apr 19th - Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
Apr 22nd - Robert Farnon, Canadian-born composer and conductor (b. 1917)
Apr 28th - Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
Apr 29th - Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
May 9th - Nasrat Parsa, Afghani singer (b. 1969)
May 10th - David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
May 11th - Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
May 12th - Monica Zetterlund, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1937)
May 22nd - Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and singer (b. 1914)
May 25th - Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
May 29th - George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
Jun 13th - David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
Jun 14th - Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
Jun 17th - Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
Jun 27th - Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
Jul 1st - Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
Jul 1st - Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
Jul 5th - Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
Jul 6th - Richard Verreau, Canadian tenor (b. 1926)
Jul 11th - Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
Jul 14th - Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (b. 1924)
Jul 16th - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
Jul 17th - Laurel Aitken, Jamaican singer (b. 1927)
Jul 21st - Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
Jul 22nd - Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
Jul 23rd - Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
Jul 25th - Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
Aug 1st - Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
Aug 6th - Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
Aug 6th - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
Aug 16th - Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
Aug 16th - Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
Aug 20th - Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
Aug 21st - Robert Moog, American pioneer of electronic music (b. 1934)
Aug 21st - Martin Dillon, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
Aug 22nd - Luc Ferrari, French composer (b. 1929)
Aug 24th - Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
Aug 26th - Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
Sep 1st - R. L. Burnside, American musician (b. 1926)
Sep 7th - Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (b. 1933)
Sep 10th - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
Sep 17th - Alfred Reed, American composer (b. 1921)
Oct 16th - "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
Oct 16th - David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (b. 1971)
Oct 19th - Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
Oct 20th - Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
Oct 22nd - Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
Oct 28th - Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
Oct 31st - John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
Nov 1st - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
Nov 4th - Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
Nov 5th - Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
Nov 6th - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
Nov 6th - Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
Nov 20th - Chris Whitley, American musician (b. 1960)
Nov 20th - James King, American singer (b. 1925)
Nov 27th - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)

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