On This Day

February 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Grammy Awards

Feb 8 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend win

Olympic Games

Feb 10 XX Winter Olympic Games open in Turin, Italy, Luciano Pavarotti sings "Nessun dorma" in his last ever performance

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 4 Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds (for a fourth time) Joe Breen at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica; divorce 2020
  • Feb 10 "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Romano Mussolini, Italian jazz pianist, and bandleader, dies of heart failure at 78
  • Feb 7 Jack Montrose, American "cool jazz" tenor saxophonist and arranger, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Elton Dean, English jazz and progressive rock saxophonist (Soft Machine), dies of heart and liver ailments at 60 (b. 1945)
  • Feb 8 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, dies at 91
  • Feb 10 J Dilla [James Dewitt Yancey], American rapper and producer (Donuts), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 11 Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), dies at 62
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Hans Olof “Putte” Wickman, Swedish jazz clarinetist, dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Ray Barretto, American percussionist and Latin jazz bandleader (Charanga Moderna - "El Watusi"), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), dies of emphysema at 58
  • Feb 22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 27 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1954–76), dies at 96
  • Feb 28 Irv Kluger, American big band jazz and session drummer (Artie Shaw; Gramercy Five), dies at 84