Deaths in Music in August 2006

  • Aug 3 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • Aug 3 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, singer (b. 1915)
  • Aug 4 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), dies of cancer at 62
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • Aug 16 Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (b. 1975)
  • Aug 18 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 20 Claude Blanchard, French-Canadian singer, comedian and actor (b. 1932)
  • Aug 21 Ustad Bismillah Khan, Indian musician (b. 1916)
  • Aug 22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)
  • Aug 23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
  • Aug 24 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (b. 1916)
  • Aug 24 James Carl Tenney, American composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 27 Jesse Pintado, Mexican-born guitarist (Napalm Death) (b. 1969)