February 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 13 Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 13 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 British boy band Take That officially announce that they are disbanding, prompting UK government to set up counselling phone lines

  • Feb 13 "The Score" 2nd studio album by Fugees is released (Billboard no. 1 year end Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 1996)
  • Feb 22 "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Feb 25 "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Feb 28 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 7 Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis


Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Gene Kelly, American actor and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • Feb 5 Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
  • Feb 7 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • Feb 7 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
  • Feb 7 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • Feb 8 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • Feb 16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 20 Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 21 Morton Gould, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 23 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • Feb 24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • Feb 29 Wes Farrell, songwriter, dies at 56