February 1977 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 "Rumours" 11th studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released (Grammy Album of the Year)
  • Feb 4 Wings release their single "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • Feb 5 "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
  • Feb 5 "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
  • Feb 5 "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
  • Feb 5 "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
  • Feb 5 Comedy album "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
  • Feb 10 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • Feb 13 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Feb 13 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances
  • Feb 13 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 239 performances
  • Feb 17 Kalakuta Republic, commune of Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, burnt to the ground by soldiers in Lagos
  • Feb 18 American rock band KISS play their first concert in their hometown venue of Madison Square Garden in New York City

Music Single

Feb 18 George Harrison releases music single "True Love", from his "33-1/3" album

  • Feb 19 19th Grammy Awards: "This Masquerade"and Starland Vocal Band win

#1 in the Charts

Feb 19 Manfred Mann's Earth Band's cover of Bruce Springsteen's song "Blinded By The Light" goes to #1

Musical Finale

Feb 20 Revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "My Fair Lady" closes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 377 performances

Music Awards

Feb 24 12th Academy of Country Music Awards: Mickey Gilley and Crystal Gayle win

Music History

Feb 27 Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession in Canada

Music History

Feb 27 Swedish pop group ABBA arrives in Australia for the first time, sparking "ABBA-mania"


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Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Heather Martin, American gospel singer

Shakira

Feb 2 Shakira [Mebarak-Ripoll], Colombian pop singer ("Whenever Wherever"; "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Feb 3 Daddy Yankee [Ramón Rodríguez], reggaeton singer and rapper (Despacito), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 4 Gavin DeGraw, American rock singer-songwriter "Not Over You"), born in South Fallsburg, New York
  • Feb 8 Dave Farrell, American rock bass player (Linkin Park - "In The End"; "What I've Done"), born in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Feb 11 Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park, Fort Minor), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • Feb 14 Nathan Osmond, American vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Utah
  • Feb 15 Brooks Wackerman, American drummer (Bad Religion; Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 17 Matthew Kaminski, jazz, and baseball organist (Atlanta Braves), polka accordionist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Gordon Grdina, Canadian jazz guitarist and oud player (Nomad Trio), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 18 Sean Watkins, American guitarist, mandolin player, and songwriter (Nickel Creek), born in Vista, California
  • Feb 19 Ola Salo [Svensson], Swedish galm-rock singer (The Ark - "It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane"), born in Avesta, Sweden
  • Feb 20 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese pop singer (Zaman), born in Kfarfila, Lebanon
  • Feb 21 Rhiannon Giddens, American singer, fiddler, and banjo player (Carolina Chocolate Drops), and composer, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 24 Alexis Jose Grullon, American vocalist (Menudo-Cannonball), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Sarah Jezebel Deva][Jane], British gothic-metal singer (Cradle of Filth, 1994-2008; Angtoria, 2001-2011), born in London, England
  • Feb 28 Jason Aldean [Williams], American country singer ("Dirt Road Anthem"), born in Macon, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 75
  • Feb 10 Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 26 (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 26 Maxime Jacob, French composer and organist, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Sherman Garnes, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers), dies of a heart attack at 36