On This Day

October 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 4 "All the Right Reasons", fifth studio album by Nickelback, is released

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 2 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct 9 "Savage Garden" musician Daniel Jones (32) weds "Hi-5" member Kathleen De León (28) at Avica Weddings and Resort on the Gold Coast in Queensland

Giorgio Armani

Oct 9 Italian pop singer Alexia (38) weds Giorgio Armani's nephew Andrea Camerana at Church of San Martino in Piacenza, Italy


Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Adrian Ratiu, Romanian composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 4 Michael "Mike" Gibbins, Welsh musician (Badfinger), dies from a brain aneurysm at 56
  • Oct 6 Warren Frank Benson, American composer (The Leaves Are Falling), and educator (Eastman School, 1967-1993), dies at 81
  • Oct 16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • Oct 16 David Reilly, American singer ("God Lives Underwater"), dies at 34
  • Oct 19 Dallas Cook, American ska-funk trombonist (Suburban Legends), killed in a motorcycle accident at 23
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at 71
  • Oct 22 Franky Gee [Francisco Gutierrez], American-German rapper and pop singer ("Captain Jack"), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 43
  • Oct 23 Pete Nelson [Lipscomb], British pop singer (The Flower Pot Men - "Let's Go To San Francisco"), dies at 60
  • Oct 28 Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
  • Oct 31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside), dies in an auto accident at 31