July 2006 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 30 World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 1 "Hi-5" actress and singer Jennifer Peterson-Hind (26) weds recording artist Tom Korbee in Madison, Wisconsin

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Jul 22 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • Jul 29 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • Jul 29 "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 26 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage


Deaths in Music


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 7 Syd Barrett, English guitarist and early vocalist of the band Pink Floyd, dies of pancreatic cancer at 60

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jul 9 Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
  • Jul 17 Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • Jul 22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, dies at 82