2006 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 11 of 11

Feb 8th - 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend wins
Mar 4th - 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win
Apr 10th - 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins
May 20th - 51st Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi for Finland wins singing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens
May 23rd - 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans & Keith Urban win
Jul 30th - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
Aug 31st - 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win
Sep 26th - Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)
Nov 6th - 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins
Nov 21st - 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win
Blues Musician B.B. KingBlues Musician B.B. King Dec 15th - B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 106

Jan 1st - Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
Jan 6th - Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson PickettR&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett (Jan 19th) Jan 19th - Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)
Jan 24th - Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
Jan 27th - Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
Feb 8th - Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
Feb 8th - Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
Feb 10th - J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
Feb 11th - Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)
Feb 14th - Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
Feb 14th - Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
Feb 14th - Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
Feb 17th - Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
Feb 17th - Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills) (b. 1948)
Feb 22nd - Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
Mar 1st - Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
Mar 2nd - Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
Mar 6th - King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
Mar 7th - Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
Mar 10th - Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
Mar 17th - Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
Mar 18th - Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
Mar 23rd - Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
Mar 25th - Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
Mar 25th - Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
Mar 26th - Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
Mar 28th - Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)
Mar 31st - Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
Apr 5th - Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
Apr 11th - June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
Apr 11th - Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
Apr 12th - Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
May 1st - Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
May 1st - Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
May 5th - Naushad Ali, Indian composer (b. 1919)
May 7th - Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
May 10th - Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)
May 11th - Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)
May 13th - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
May 14th - Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
May 19th - Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
May 21st - Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909)
May 21st - Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
May 25th - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
May 31st - Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
Jun 1st - Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
Jun 2nd - Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
Jun 3rd - Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
Jun 6th - Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
Jun 6th - Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
Jun 9th - Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
Jun 12th - György Ligeti, Hungarian composer (b. 1923)
Rocker Syd BarrettRocker Syd Barrett (Jul 7th) Jul 7th - Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)
Jul 9th - Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
Jul 17th - Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
Aug 3rd - Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
Aug 3rd - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, singer (b. 1915)
Aug 11th - Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
Aug 16th - Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
Aug 18th - Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
Aug 20th - Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
Aug 21st - Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
Aug 22nd - Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
Aug 23rd - Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
Aug 24th - Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
Aug 27th - Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)
Sep 2nd - Willi Ninja, dancer and choreographer (b. 1961)
Sep 4th - Astrid Varnay, Swedish-born soprano (b. 1918)
Sep 9th - Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
Sep 19th - Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
Sep 20th - Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor (b. 1932)
Sep 20th - John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
Sep 21st - Boz Burrell, English rock musician (b. 1946)
Sep 23rd - Sir Malcolm Arnold, English composer and professional trumpeter (b. 1921)
Sep 23rd - Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
Sep 29th - Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
Oct 14th - Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
Oct 14th - Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)
Oct 16th - Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
Oct 18th - Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
Oct 28th - Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
Nov 3rd - Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)
Nov 8th - Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
Nov 10th - Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
Nov 17th - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (b. 1924)
Nov 17th - Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
Nov 21st - Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
Nov 23rd - Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
Nov 23rd - Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
Nov 24th - Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
Nov 25th - Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
Nov 25th - Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
Nov 30th - Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
Dec 2nd - Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (b. 1947)
Dec 3rd - Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
Dec 7th - Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
Dec 8th - Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
Dec 12th - Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
Dec 16th - Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
Dec 16th - Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)

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