On This Day

June 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

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

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
Bob Dylan

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 29 Diana DeGarmo releases her single, "Dreams"

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, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • Jun 3 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), dies of leukaemia at 61
  • Jun 4 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Jun 5 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

Person of interestRay Charles

Jun 10 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles
  • Jun 10 Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
  • Jun 14 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • Jun 24 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • Jun 26 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer-songwriter (b. 1930)