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December 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 B.B. King is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 17 Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), dies of cancer at 59
  • Dec 2 Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
  • Dec 3 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • Dec 7 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Dec 8 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • Dec 9 Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
  • Dec 12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • Dec 12 Lucien Goethals, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 13 Homesick James [Williamson], American blues slide guitarist and singer (Elmore James band, 1955-62), dies at 96 [or 101, or 92 - date of birth disputed]
  • Dec 14 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), dies at 84
  • Dec 16 Taliep Petersen, South African singer and composer (b. 1950)
  • Dec 16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), dies at 63
  • Dec 17 Timmie Rogers, American comedian (The Jackie Gleason Show), actor and singer-songwriter (Back to School Again; I Love Ya, I Love Ya, I Love Ya), dies at 91
  • Dec 18 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), dies at 83
  • Dec 22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 22 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Dec 23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, dies at 54
  • Dec 24 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, dies at 99
  • Dec 24 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)

Person of interestJames Brown

Dec 25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies of heart failure at 73

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • Dec 26 Enrique Antonio "Tony" Silvester, Panamanian-American R&B singer-songwriter (The Main Ingredient - "Everybody Plays the Fool"), dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, dies at 95