Deaths in Music in May 2004

  • May 5 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), dies at 44
  • May 5 José Maceda, Filipino composer, dies at 87
  • May 6 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • May 7 Rudi Maugeri, Canadian singer (The Crew Cuts), dies at 73
  • May 11 John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • May 15 Clint Warwick, [Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), dies at 63
  • May 18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • May 31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • May 31 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)