February 1978 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances

Music Premiere

Feb 19 Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green's musical "On The Twentieth Century", starring John Cullum and Madeline Kahn, and Kevin Kline, and directed by Hal Prince, opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 449 performances, wins 5 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards

  • Feb 23 20th Grammy Awards: "Hotel California"; Fleetwood Mac; Debbie Boone win

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress (Wicked), born in Anaheim, California
  • Feb 3 Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
  • Feb 10 Don Omar [William Omar Landró], Puerto Rican reggaeton singer ("Danza Kuduro"), record producer, and actor (Fast & Furious films), born in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 13 Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist (My Dying Bride), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Feb 14 Dwele [Andwele Gardner], American soul singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 15 Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Immortal Technique [Felipe Coronel], American rapper, born in Lima, Peru
  • Feb 23 Residente [René Pérez], Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13), born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 24 John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • Feb 24 Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 28 Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter, born in Nantes, France

Weddings in Music

Roger Miller

Feb 14 American country singer Roger Miller (42) weds Mary Arnold

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 Julio Jaramillo, Ecuadorian pasillo and ranchera singer, dies of peritonitis at 42
  • Feb 15 Alex Bradford, American gospel composer and singer (Your Arms Too Short To Box With God), dies of a stroke at 51
  • Feb 27 Vadim Salmanov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 65