Deaths in Music in June 2006

  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Jun 2 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes, Grateful Dead), commits suicide at 55
  • Jun 3 Johnny Grande, original accordion/piano/keyboard player for Bill Haley's Comets (b. 1932)
  • Jun 6 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • Jun 6 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • Jun 9 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • Jun 20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57