2004 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 10 of 10

Feb 1st - Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.
Feb 8th - 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
Mar 20th - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
Apr 21st - 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney win
May 15th - 49th Eurovision Song Contest: Ruslana for Ukraine wins singing "Wild Dances" in Istanbul
May 26th - 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win
Jun 23rd - Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university
Aug 29th - 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win
Nov 9th - 38th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride & Keith Urban wins
Nov 14th - 31st American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 90 of 90

Jan 4th - Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
Jan 12th - Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
Jan 14th - Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
Jan 17th - Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
Jan 22nd - Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
Jan 22nd - Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
Feb 1st - May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
Feb 3rd - Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
Feb 16th - Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
Feb 23rd - Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
Feb 23rd - Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
Mar 4th - John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
Mar 4th - Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
Mar 9th - Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
Mar 10th - Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
Mar 16th - Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
Mar 21st - Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (b. 1924)
Mar 26th - Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
Mar 27th - Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
Mar 30th - Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
Apr 1st - Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (b. 1927)
Apr 6th - Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
Apr 15th - Ray Condo, Canadian musician (b. 1950)
May 5th - Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (b. 1959)
May 6th - Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
May 11th - John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
May 18th - Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
May 31st - Robert Quine, American guitarist (b. 1941)
May 31st - Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
Jun 3rd - Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
Jun 4th - Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
Jun 5th - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
Musician Ray CharlesMusician Ray Charles (Jun 10th) Jun 10th - Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73
Jun 14th - Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
Jun 24th - Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
Jun 26th - Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)
Jul 1st - Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
Jul 4th - Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor (b. 1920)
Jul 6th - Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
Jul 13th - Arthur Kane, American musician (b. 1949)
Jul 13th - Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
Jul 21st - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (b. 1929)
Jul 22nd - Sacha Distel, French singer (b. 1933)
Jul 22nd - Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
Jul 23rd - Carlos Paredes, Portuguese musician and composer (b. 1925)
Jul 23rd - Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer (b. 1921)
Jul 23rd - Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
Jul 26th - Sipho Gumede, South African jazz legend, lung cancer (birthdate unknown)
Jul 29th - Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
Aug 2nd - Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)
Musician Rick JamesMusician Rick James (Aug 6th) Aug 6th - Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56
Aug 9th - Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
Aug 9th - David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
Aug 15th - Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
Aug 17th - Gérard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
Aug 18th - Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922)
Aug 26th - Laura Branigan, American singer (b. 1957)
Aug 29th - Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
Aug 31st - Carl Wayne, English singer (b. 1943)
Sep 11th - Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)
Sep 15th - Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones
Guitarist Johnny RamoneGuitarist Johnny Ramone (Sep 15th) Sep 19th - Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
Sep 19th - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
Sep 23rd - André Hazes, Dutch singer (b. 1951)
Oct 1st - Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)
Oct 14th - Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
Oct 17th - Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer (b. 1952)
Oct 19th - Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
Oct 23rd - Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
Nov 1st - Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
Nov 1st - Terry Knight, American music promoter (b. 1943)
Nov 10th - Katy de la Cruz, Filipino singer (b. 1907)
Nov 13th - John Balance, English musician and artist (b. 1962)
Nov 13th - Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
Nov 14th - Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)
Nov 18th - Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
Nov 19th - Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
Nov 20th - Jenny Ross, English musician (Section 25) (b. 1962)
Nov 24th - Wong Jim, Hong Kong songwriter (b. 1940)
Dec 4th - Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (b. 1943)
Dec 7th - Frederick Fennell, American conductor (b. 1914)
Dec 7th - Jerry Scoggins, American singer (b. 1913)
Dec 8th - Dimebag Darrell, heavy metal guitarist in band Pantera is shot & killed while performing onstage in Columbus Ohio by crazed fan Nathan Gale
Dec 11th - M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916)
Dec 19th - Renata Tebaldi, Italian soprano (b. 1922)
Dec 26th - Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
Dec 26th - Aki Sirkesalo, Finnish musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1962)
Dec 26th - Mieszko Talarczyk, Lead singer/Guitarist of grindcore band, Nasum, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1974)
Dec 27th - Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
Dec 30th - Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94

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