April 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

CMT Music Awards

Apr 21 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney win

Music Concert

Apr 21 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Little Jimmy Scott


Weddings in Music

  • Apr 4 Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
  • Apr 29 "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (87) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan

Divorces in Music

Halle Berry

Apr 27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
  • Apr 6 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician, dies at 53
  • Apr 18 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Catawba), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), dies at 96