January 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 9 "If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Television Debut

Jan 20 "High School Musical" debuts, starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens; becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Album Release

Jan 23 Capitol Records releases "Black Cadillac", the eleventh studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; the album is dedicated to the memory of her recently deceased parents and step-mother, and co-produced by her husband John Leventhal and Bill Bottrell

Weddings in Music


Jan 7 Punky pop singer P!nk (26) weds motocross daredevil and "The Surreal Life" actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Jan 14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time

Lisa Marie Presley

Jan 22 Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

  • Jan 27 Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 49
  • Jan 6 Lou Rawls, American soul singer-songwriter and producer ("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Otis Clay, American gospel, soul, and R&B-singer ("That's How It Is (When You're In Love)"), dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Thomas Christian David, Austrian flutist, conductor, choral director, and composer, dies at 80

Wilson PickettWilson Pickett (1941-2006)

Jan 19 American R&B singer ("In The Midnight Hour"; "Funky Broadway"), dies of a heart attack at 64

  • Jan 24 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • Jan 27 Gene McFadden, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), dies of lung cancer at 56 [1]
  • Jan 27 Jan Frank Fischer, Czech composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 27 Roger Durham Hannay, American composer and teacher, dies at 75
  • Jan 29 Nam June Paik, Korean avant-garde composer, and video artist (Medium is the Medium; hommage à john cage), dies at 73
  • Jan 31 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina, dies at 80