On This Day

April 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Apr 25 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 14th studio album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions", a tribute to folk music pioneer Pete Seeger


Weddings in Music

  • Apr 8 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 23 "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 29 Ranchera singer Lupillo Rivera weds Mayeli in Garden Grove, California

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 5 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 6 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8 (Heinz) "Henry" Lewy, German-American sound engineer and record producer (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stephen Bishop, Judee Sill, The Monkees), dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 11 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
  • Apr 12 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, dies at 79