On This Day

Year 2006 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Sep 9 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, dies at 50
  • Sep 17 Alvin Wayne "Al" Casey, American rock and session guitarist (Duane Eddy: The Wrecking Crew) dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
  • Sep 20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, dies at 74
  • Sep 20 John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
  • Sep 21 Raymond "Boz" Burrell, British rock musician (King Crimson, Bad Company), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Sep 23 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), dies at 84
  • Sep 23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • Sep 24 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), dies at 83
  • Sep 29 Jan Werner Danielsen, Norwegian singer (b. 1976)
  • Oct 14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • Oct 14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 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 28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), dies of heart disease at 86
  • Nov 3 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), dies at 81
  • Nov 7 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • Nov 10 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies at 40
  • Nov 16 John Veale, English composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 17 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d'autunno), dies at 82
  • Nov 17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78
  • Nov 21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • Nov 23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), dies at 89
  • Nov 23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87
  • Nov 24 Juice Leskinen, Finnish rock singer (b. 1950)
  • Nov 24 Robert McFerrin, Sr., American operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1955-58; singing voice for Sidney Poitier in film "Porgy and Bess"), dies at 85
  • Nov 25 Leo Chiosso, Italian lyricist (b. 1920)
  • Nov 25 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer (b. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Bobby Byrne, American orchestra leader (Club Seven), dies at 88
  • Nov 27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • Nov 29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Elhadi Adam, Sudanese poet and lyricist (b. 1927)
  • 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
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  • 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