December 2005 in Music

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 3 Marilyn Manson lead singer 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

HeartWedding 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
  • 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
  • Dec 23 "Jurassic Park" actress Laura Dern (38) weds musician Ben Harper (36) in Los Angeles
  • 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
  • Dec 20 Actress Renee 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 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 at 73