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December 2005 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 1 Musical "The Color Purple" based on the book by Alice Walker opens on Broadway produced by Oprah Whitney starring LaChanze (Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical)

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 20 "The Breakthrough" 7th studio album by Mary J. Blige is released

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
  • Dec 21 Civil Partnership Act comes into force in the UK, with singer Elton John and David Furnish one of the first couples to form a same-sex civil union

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 3 American rock singer Marilyn Manson [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

LoveWedding 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
Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 23 "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles

Actress Laura Dern
Actress
Laura Dern
  • 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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 20 Actress Renée Zellweger (36) annuls her marriage to country-music singer Kenny Chesney (37) citing fraud, after 4 months of marriage


Deaths in Music

  • Dec 4 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • Dec 6 Danny Williams, South African-born singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 9 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • Dec 13 Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (b. 1981)
  • Dec 16 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor (That's A'Nice!), dies at 86
  • Dec 25 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (b. 1930)
  • Dec 25 Birgit Nilsson, Swedish singer (b. 1918)
  • Dec 26 Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • Dec 31 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, dies of cancer at 73