February 1979 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart

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Feb 7 Pink Floyd premiere their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
  • Feb 9 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
  • Feb 9 ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 10 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • Feb 11 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances
  • Feb 14 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • Feb 15 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey wins
  • Feb 15 Temple City Kazoo Orchestra appears on Mike Douglas Show

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Feb 16 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 20 "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Feb 23 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • Feb 23 George Harrison releases "George Harrison" album

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
  • Feb 1 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • Feb 6 Dan B─âlan, Moldovan singer and former member of the band O-Zone
  • Feb 8 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
  • Feb 10 Daryl Palumbo, American musician
  • Feb 11 Brandy [Norwood], singer (Les Miserables, Moisha)
  • Feb 16 Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Feb 19 Mariska, Finnish rapper
  • Feb 19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • Feb 23 D-Roc, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
  • Feb 26 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
  • Feb 26 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor

Deaths in Music


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Feb 2 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English bassist (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose at 21

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • Feb 15 Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
  • Feb 21 Ray Whitley, composer, dies