On This Day

June 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 7 "Live Like You Were Dying" single released by Tim McGraw (Grammy Award Best Country Song, 2004; Billboard Song of the Year, 2004)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Music concertGlastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Paul McCartney, and Muse headline; other performers include Wilco, The Black-Eyed Peas, James Brown, Damien Rice, Toots & The Maytals, and The Rutles

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 29 Diana DeGarmo releases her single, "Dreams"

  • Jun 30 British rock guitarist Dave Davies (The Kinks) suffers a debilitating stroke, at 57; he recovers in 2006 to resume his music career

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Jun 6 "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida
  • Jun 20 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey

Divorces in Music

  • Jun 8 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, dies at 74
  • Jun 3 Quorthon [Thomas Forsberg], Swedish heavy and Viking metal musician, and record producer (Bathory), dies of a congenital heart issue at 38
  • Jun 3 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), dies of leukaemia at 61
  • Jun 4 Steve Lacy [Lackritz], American jazz soprano saxophonist (Thelonious Monk), dies of liver cancer at 69
  • Jun 5 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor, dies of cancer at 63

Person of interestRay Charles

Jun 10 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music ("Georgia On My Mind"; "Mess Around"; "Hit The Road, Jack"), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Jun 10 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • Jun 14 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • Jun 17 Jackie Paris, American jazz singer and guitarist ("Skylark"), dies at 79
  • Jun 24 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek lyricist, journalist, and children's book author, dies of an allergic reaction at 39 or 40 [birth year uncertain]
  • Jun 24 Jimmy Rowser, American jazz double-bassist (Dinah Washington; Ray Bryant; Les McCann), and teacher, dies at 78
  • Jun 26 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
  • Jun 26 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), dies at 66