February 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater, NYC; runs for 573 performances
  • Feb 6 "Centerfold" by J. Geils Band hits #1 on pop chart

Music History

Feb 13 Pink Floyd's album "Dark Side of the Moon" marks 402 weeks in the album charts

  • Feb 14 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
  • Feb 21 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances

Musical Finale

Feb 21 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds

  • Feb 24 24th Grammy Awards: "Bette Davis Eyes", "Double Fantasy" win

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • Feb 4 Hedvig Mollestad (Thomassen), Norwegian jazz and psychedelic rock guitarist, composer and vocalist, born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Feb 4 Kimberly Wyatt, American singer & dancer (Pussycat Dolls), born in Warrensburg, Missouri
  • Feb 6 Tank [Lü Jianzhong], Taiwanese singer, born in Taitung City, Taiwan
  • Feb 8 Danny Tamberelli, American actor, comedian, and musician, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Ami Suzuki, Japanese pop singer-songwriter, born in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Feb 9 Behn Gillece, American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator, born in New Jersey
  • Feb 12 Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu], Ugandan politician and pop star, born in Mpigi District, Uganda
  • Feb 16 Lupe Fiasco [Wasalu Jaco] American rapper, (Lupe Fiasco's The Cool), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Feb 16 Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rock singer (Japanese Cartoon), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Feb 18 Courtney Act [Shane Jenek], Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality, born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Feb 21 Chantal Claret, American musician, born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 25 Bert McCracken, American rock singer (The Used), born in Provo, Utah
  • Feb 26 Sara Gazarek, American jazz vocalist and educator, born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Alex Harvey, Scottish singer (The Electric Cowboys), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Feb 8 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big bandleader, dies at 61
  • Feb 14 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer ("Straight, No Chaser"; "'Round Midnight"; "Brilliant Corners"), dies of a stroke at 64
  • Feb 21 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey sometimes referred to as the 5th Beatle, dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • Feb 27 Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, dies at 39