2006 in Music

Events in Music

  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 31st 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 26th Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City (Best Picture 2007)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Matt Damon
Matt Damon
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15th B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7th Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Singer Pink

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14th Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 22nd Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Jan 27th Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico
  • Feb 4th Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds Joe Brown began at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica
  • Feb 10th "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
  • Mar 14th Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • Mar 25th Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Apr 8th Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain
  • Apr 23rd "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Apr 29th Ranchera singer Lupillo Rivera weds Mayeli in Garden Grove, California
  • May 6th "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg
  • May 16th "Korn" bassist Fieldy (36) weds Deena Beber at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California
  • Jun 1st Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City
  • Jun 3rd Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 4th "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
  • Jun 10th Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • Jun 18th "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu
  • Jun 19th "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25th Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
  • Jul 1st "Hi-5" actress and singer Jennifer Peterson-Hind (26) weds recording artist Tom Korbee in Madison, Wisconsin

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15th Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Jul 22nd Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • Jul 29th "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • Jul 29th "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire
  • Aug 26th 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Sep 2nd "Color Me Badd" singer Sam Watters (36) weds American Idol first season finalist Tamyra Gray (27) on a cliff on the island of Capri
  • Sep 16th Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu
  • Sep 18th Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
  • Sep 30th Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  • Oct 14th Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14th "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Dec 17th Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 30th American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 26th Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 2nd Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Nov 27th "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27th Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

  • Jan 1st Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 6th Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 19th Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 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), dies at 58
  • 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 6th King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • 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 9th Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • 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)
  • Jun 20th Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7th Syd Barrett, original guitarist and vocalist of the band Pink Floyd (b. 1946)

Rocker Syd Barrett
Syd Barrett
  • 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 4th John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), dies of cancer at 62
  • 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 ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • Oct 16th Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • Oct 18th Anna Russell, English music satirist (b. 1911)
  • Oct 21st Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • 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 16th John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • 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 29th Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30th Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)