On This Day

March 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

Sports History

Mar 13 Luciano Pavarotti performs in his last opera at New York Metropolitan Opera's "Tosca"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Hall of Fame

Mar 15 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Jackson Browne; The Dells; George Harrison; Prince; Bob Seger; Traffic; ZZ Top; and Jann Wenner

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Soul Train Music Awards

Mar 20 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Singer
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles

Album Release

Mar 23 Usher releases his 4th studio album “Confessions” (2004 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award Best Contemporary R&B Album 2005)

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 4 John McGeoch, Scottish rock guitarist (Magazine: Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound"; Visage; Public Image Ltd.), dies at 48
  • Mar 4 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 9 Rust Epique, former Crazy Town guitarist (b. 1968)
  • Mar 9 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), dies in a car accident at 73 [1]
  • Mar 9 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American pianist, arranger, jazz and classical composer (For Bird, With Love), dies at 72
  • Mar 10 Dave Blood [Schulthise], American rock bassist (The Dead Milkmen -"Punk Rock Girl"), dies from a drug overdose at 47
  • Mar 13 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 14 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Mar 16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor (BBC Concert Orchestra, 1956-66), opera director and educator (Guildhall School of Music and Drama, 1966-92), and composer, dies at 93
  • Mar 21 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), dies at 79
  • Mar 26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) dies after a stroke at 62
  • Mar 27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer, dies from injuires sustained in a single vehicle accident at 19
  • Mar 30 (Rosemary) "Timi" Yuro, American singer ("Hurt"), dies at 63