On This Day

October 2006 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Oct 23 "Irreplaceable" single released by Beyonce (Soul Train Music Awards Best R&B/Soul Single 2007, Billboard Song of the Year 2007)

Album Release

Oct 23 "The Black Parade" 3rd studio album by My Chemical Romance is released

Weddings in Music

  • Oct 14 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Michael Flatley

Oct 14 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • Oct 14 Freddy Fender [Baldemar Huerta], American rock, country and Tejano singer ("Wasted Days And Wasted Nights"; "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"; Texas Tornados - "A Man Can Cry"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Oct 16 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral and session tuba player (theme to "Jaws"), dies from cancer and kidney failure at 71
  • Oct 18 Anna Russell, English music satirist and composer, dies at 94
  • Oct 20 Frank Vicari, American jazz, session, and touring saxophonist (Maynard Ferguson; Woody Herman; Tom Waits; Saturday Night Live), dies at 75
  • Oct 21 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, dies at 98
  • Oct 26 Tillman Franks, American country music bassist, songwriter and artist manager (Webb Pierce), dies at 86
  • Oct 28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter ("One Day at a Time"), dies of heart disease at 86