February 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

Music 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: Coldplays's "Clocks", and Evanescence win

The College Dropout Released

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

Music 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)

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 27 American singer-songwriter Solange Knowles (17) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith (19) at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island; divorce in 2007

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies at 97
  • Feb 3 Cornelius Bumpus, American saxophonist and keyboardist (Doobie Brothers; Steely Dan), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Feb 3 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 6 Jørgen Jersild, Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75), dies at 91
  • Feb 16 Doris Troy [Higginsen], American 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 of cancer at 68
  • Feb 21 Bart Howard [Howard Joseph Gustafson], American songwriter ("Fly Me to the Moon"), dies at 88
  • Feb 21 Les Gray, English vocalist (Mud - "Cat Crept In"), dies at 57
  • Feb 23 Bob Mayo, American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 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 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