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February 1976 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 George Harrison releases "This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 7 Larry Groce's "Junk Food Junkie" peaks at #9
  • Feb 17 "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Feb 21 "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 28 18th Grammy Awards: "Love Will Keep Us Together" Record of the Year, Natalie Cole 1st African American to win Best New Artist

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Cam'ron, American rapper

Person of interestChen Kun

Feb 4 Chen Kun, Chinese actor (Painted Skin), born in Chongqing, China

Actor and Singer Chen Kun
Actor and Singer
Chen Kun
  • Feb 10 Kev Brown, American rapper & hip hop producer, born in Landover, Maryland
  • Feb 13 Feist [Leslie Feist], Canadian singer & songwriter, born in Amherst, Canada
  • Feb 13 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator), born in Canada
  • Feb 14 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes), born in Stavanger, Norway

Person of interestBrandon Boyd

Feb 15 Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus), born in Van Nuys, California

Musician Brandon Boyd
Musician
Brandon Boyd
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 16 Kyo, Japanese singer (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 20 Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
  • Feb 24 Matt Skiba, American musician (Alkaline Trio, Heavens)
  • Feb 24 Eric Griffin, American rock guitarist
  • Feb 25 Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)
  • Feb 25 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Chad Urmston, American musician, born in Sherborn, Massachusetts

Person of interestJa Rule

Feb 29 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • Feb 9 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • Feb 12 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), dies from cancer at 52
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82