2005 in Music

Events in Music

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Ice Cube
  • 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

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Jun 13th 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 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 8th Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 9th "Motley Crue" lead singer Vince Neil (43) weds Lia Gerardini at the Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas
  • May 7th Country music singer Billy Dean (43) weds Stephanie Paisley at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee
  • May 9th 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 10th Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) weds British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) in Costa Careyes, Mexico

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
  • May 12th "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris
  • Jun 1st "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • Jun 11th "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Jun 16th "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • Jun 25th British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
  • Jul 21st Tennis star player Lleyton Hewitt (24) weds "Home and Away" TV actress Bec Cartwright (22) at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 10th Glamour model Katie Price (27) weds 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (32) in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • Sep 10th "The Yardbirds" rock guitarist Jeff Beck (61) weds Sandra Cash in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Sep 17th Country music singer Terri Clark (37) weds her tour manager Greg Kaczor at a resort on Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada
  • Sep 24th "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • Sep 26th Country music singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver (66) weds Wanda Lynn Canady in Corsicana, Texas
  • Oct 2nd 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 9th 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 9th 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 19th 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 19th "KISS" lead singer Paul Stanley (53) weds Erin Sutton at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 3rd Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland
  • Dec 10th "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 10th 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 12th 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 17th "Modern Day Drifter" country singer Dierks Bentley (30) weds Cassidy Black in Mexico
  • Dec 17th Australian country singer Kasey Chambers (29) weds singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson in Avoca, New South Wales
  • Dec 23rd Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Dec 23rd "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • Dec 31st "One Tree Hill" actress Bethany Joy Lenz (24) weds "Enation" musician Michael Galeotti in Hillsboro, Oregon

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 16th 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 112

  • 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 8th Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 12th Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 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 (Exotica), dies at 93
  • 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 (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies at 63
  • 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 13th Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • 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 23rd Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24th Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 26th Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 29th Barry Cowsill, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 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, dies at 84
  • 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)