February 1976 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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 awardsMusic 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
  • Feb 29 ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Cam'ron, American rapper
  • Feb 10 Kev Brown, American rapper/producer
  • Feb 13 Feist, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Feb 13 Dave Padden, Canadian musician (Annihilator)
  • Feb 14 Liv Kristine, Norwegian singer (Leaves' Eyes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Musician Brandon Boyd
Brandon Boyd
  • Feb 15 Ronnie Vannucci Jr., American musician (The Killers)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Rapper Ja Rule
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 James Clifton Williams, composer (Sinfonians), dies at 52
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Feb 21 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer, dies at 82