On This Day

September 2004 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 18 Farm Aid 17 held in Auburn, Washington; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Blue Merle, Tegan and Sara, and Marc Broussard

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 21 Green Day release their album "American Idiot" in the US

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 4 Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
  • Sep 9 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 18 Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Billy Davis, American music producer and songwriter ("reet Petite": I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke"), dies at 72
  • Sep 9 Ernie Ball, American entrepreneur and musician who pioneered the development of guitar-related products, dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Fred Ebb, American musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady) dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Sep 12 Kenny Buttrey, American session drummer based in Nashville (Bob Dylan; Neil Young; Elvis Presley; Joan Baez, Jimmy Buffett), dies of cancer at 59
  • Sep 12 John Buller, British composer, dies at 77

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

Sep 15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Johnny Ramone
  • Sep 16 Izora Rhodes Armstead, American singer (The Weather Girls), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Skeeter Davis [Mary Penick], American country-pop singer-songwriter ("(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too"; "Set Him Free"; "The End Of The World"), dies of breast cancer at 72
  • Sep 23 André Hazes, Dutch barkeeper and singer (We Love Orange), dies at 53
  • Sep 24 Joep Straesser, Dutch composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri), dies at 70
  • Sep 27 Louis Satterfield [also known as Lui-Lui, Ealee, and Sat], American trombone player (The Pharaohs, Earth, Wind & Fire, Phenix Horns), dies at 67