On This Day

Year 2005 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Ibrahim Ferrer, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1927)
  • Aug 6 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • Aug 6 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil) dies at 82
  • Aug 16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • Aug 16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • Aug 20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • Aug 21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Aug 21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • Aug 22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • Aug 23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • Aug 24 Kaleth Morales, Colombian Vallenato singer (b. 1984)
  • Aug 26 Denis D'Amour, Canadian guitarist (Voivod) (b. 1960)
  • Aug 27 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey, Vic Damone), dies at 92
  • Aug 29 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed to have drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • Aug 30 Andor Kovach, Romanian composer (Médée), dies at 90
  • Sep 1 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)
  • Sep 7 Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer Marianne), dies at 72
  • Sep 10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • Sep 14 Robert Wise, American Academy Award winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • Sep 16 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, dies at 83
  • Sep 16 Constance Moore, American singer and actress (Buck Rogers, Show Business, Atlantic City), dies at 85
  • Sep 17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 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 musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • Oct 20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • Oct 22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 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
  • Nov 1 Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)
  • Nov 4 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • Nov 4 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • Nov 5 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • Nov 5 (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), dies of heart failure at 76 [1]
  • Nov 6 Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress, dies of leukemia at 38
  • Nov 6 Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer, dies at 90
  • Nov 14 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, dies at 103
  • Nov 20 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 45
  • Nov 20 James King, American tenor, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Bill D'Angelo, American heavy metal guitarist (Femme Fatale, 1987-90), dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • Nov 22 Rod "The Bottle" Price, British electric and slide guitarist (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Nov 23 Beverly Tyler, American singer and actress (Fireball, The Youngest Profession, Big Town), dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • Nov 29 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), dies from head injury during a fall at his home, at 62
  • 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