On This Day

February 2004 in Music History

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 1 Wardrobe malfunction: 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 8 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 10 Kanye West releases his debut album "The College Dropout" (2005 Grammy Best Rap Album)

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West

Music releaseMusic Single

Feb 17 "If I Ain't Got You" single released by Alicia Keys (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 27 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer & choreographer, dies at 97
  • Feb 3 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 3 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Feb 16 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), dies from emphysema at 67
  • Feb 20 J. J. Malone, American soul singer (It's a shame), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Les Gray, English vocalist (Mud-Cat Crept In), dies at 57
  • Feb 21 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter (Fly Me to the Moon), dies at 88
  • Feb 23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 84
  • Feb 23 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Feb 24 Alvino Rey, American orchestra leader (King Family), dies at 95
  • Feb 28 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), dies at 69