2013 in Music

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Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Brandon Boyd announces his new band, Sons of the Sea

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd
  • Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte), We are Young (Fun), and Babel (Mumford & Sons) win

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 15 Justin Timberlake releases his 3rd studio album “The 20/20 Experience” (2013 Billboard Album of the Year)

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Mar 22 American rock band My Chemical Romance announce their break-up

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 26 Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

  • Apr 6 48th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & Jason Aldean win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (2014 Grammy Song of the Year)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde
  • Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 U2 singer Bono is made a Commandeur of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 25 30th MTV Video Music Awards: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win

Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Sep 27 Lorde releases her debut studio album "Pure Heroine"
  • Nov 8 27th Soul Train Music Awards: Miguel, Tamar Braxton win

Music releaseMusic Single

Nov 21 "Happy" single is released by Pharrell Williams (Billboard Song of the Year 2014, Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance 2015)

Film release premierFilm Release

Nov 27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel

Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 13 "Beyoncé" 5th studio album by Beyoncé is released

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Dec 17 Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt and Nirvana are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Oliver "Ollie" Mitchell, American musician and bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent
  • May 26 Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • Jun 1 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Jul 8 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 20 Actor Maximilian Schell (82) weds opera singer Iva Mihanovic (35) in Carinthia, Austria

  • Sep 6 Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

  • Sep 14 Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy
  • Sep 21 Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Sep 29 Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Oct 12 Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California
  • Oct 16 Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

  • Oct 24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPatti Page

Jan 1 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • Jan 4 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 15 Daphne Anderson, British actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • Jan 30 Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72

Person of interestTony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • Mar 3 Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • Mar 6 Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6 Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), dies of heart failure at 65
  • Mar 7 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • Mar 7 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 12 Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 16 Bobby Smith, American singer (Spinners), dies at 76
  • Mar 22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • Mar 30 Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Apr 8 Annette Funicello, American singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • Apr 8 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), dies at 85
  • Apr 10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

Apr 11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Apr 13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • Apr 14 Colin Davis, English conductor, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Bi Kidude, Tanzanian Taarab singer, dies at c. 100
  • Apr 17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • Apr 18 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American musician (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), dies of liver failure at 60
  • Apr 18 Storm Thorgerson, British graphic designer and music video director (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, The Cranberries), dies of cancer at 69
  • Apr 22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 26 George Jones, American country musician (Golden Rings, Oh Lonesome Me), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • Apr 28 János Starker, Hungarian-American cellist, dies at 88
  • Apr 29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • May 20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 21 Trevor Bolder, British rock musician and record producer (Uriah Heep, The Spiders from Mars), dies from cancer at 62
  • May 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer (La Divina Infiel, The Shadow of the Bat), dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58

Person of interestCory Monteith

Jul 13 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • Jul 17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • Jul 26 JJ Cale, American rock guitarist, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Jul 28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • Aug 5 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • Aug 8 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • Aug 10 Eydie Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • Aug 13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, dies at 79
  • Aug 13 Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), dies of cancer at 44
  • Aug 14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • Aug 20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • Aug 21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • Aug 23 David Garrick [Philip Darryl Core], British singer (Dear Mrs Applebee), dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), dies at 69
  • Sep 17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sep 21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • Oct 6 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • Oct 7 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • Oct 8 Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56
  • Oct 19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Oct 27 Lou Reed, American musician, dies from liver disease at 71
  • Oct 30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • Oct 30 Pete Haycock, English guitarist, dies at 62
  • Nov 12 John Tavener, British composer, dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • Nov 12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 30 Tabu Ley Rochereau [Pascal-Emmanuel Sinamoyi Tabu], African musician (Orchestre Afrisa International), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Richard Coughlan, English drummer, dies from pneumonia at 66
  • Dec 6 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • Dec 10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • Dec 16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • Dec 21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Yusef Lateef, jazz composer, dies at 93
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81