On This Day

January 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Single

Jan 27 "Yeah!" single released by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Grammy Award Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 2005, Billboard Song of the Year 2004)

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Weddings in Music

  • Jan 1 American Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds flight attendant Nina Malek Inman (33) at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

Britney Spears

Jan 3 Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Divorces in Music

Britney Spears

Jan 4 Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), dies of leukemia at 48
  • Jan 14 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal musician (Windir), dies in a snowstorm at 25
  • Jan 16 John Siomos, American rock drummer, dies at 56
  • Jan 17 Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17 Zenobia Powell Perry, American composer (Tawawa House), educator, and civil rights activist, dies at 94
  • Jan 22 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), dies at 87
  • Jan 22 Ann Miller [Johnnie Lucille Collier], American actress, dancer, and singer (On the Town), dies at 80
  • Jan 28 Melvyn "Mel" Pritchard, British progressive rock drummer (Barclay James Harvest), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jan 28 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), dies at 64 [1]