2004 – a worker in a supermarket in Aspen, Colorado alerted the police-after seeing a man shopping with his face covered by a mask. Police arrived on the scene and identified the man as Michael Jackson who was in town on holiday with his children.
2004 – Blues saxophonist A.C. Reed dies in Chicago of complications from cancer. He is
2004 – The Rolling Stones topped a US Rich List of music’s biggest money makers. The list was based on earnings during 2003 when the band played their “Forty Licks” tour, which made them $212 million, (£124.7m) in ticket, CD, DVD and merchandise sales. The three million fans who went to the shows spent an […]
2004 – The Grey Album, which mixes Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album, is made available for free download as part of a “Grey Tuesday” protest. DJ Danger Mouse was barred from releasing the record by EMI, who refused permission to use Beatles samples and threatened legal action.
2004 – Janet Jackson pulls out of a planned TV biopic on the life of Lena Horne. The music legend had expressed her disapproval over Jackson’s breast-baring Super Bowl stunt. Her spokesperson says, “”Janet is no longer part of the (project) because Lena didn’t want her in it.”