On This Day

February 1982 in Music History

Events in Music

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

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

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Feb 14 "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
  • Feb 21 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 performances
  • Feb 21 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Feb 24 24th Grammy Awards: Betty Davis Eyes, Double Fantasy wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
  • 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, comediian, and musician, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey,
  • Feb 9 Ami Suzuki, Japanese pop singer-songwriter, born in Zama, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Feb 12 Bobi Wine [Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu], Ugandan politician and pop star, born in Mpigi District, Uganda
  • Feb 16 Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rock singer (Japanese Cartoon), born in Chicago Illinois
  • Feb 16 Lupe Fiasco [Wasalu Jaco] American rapper, (Lupe Fiasco's The Cool), 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 singer (The Used)
  • Feb 26 Sara Gazarek, American jazz vocalist and educator, born in Seattle, Washington

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • Feb 8 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big band leader, 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), dies of a stroke at 64
  • Feb 21 Murray the K [Kaufman], American disk jockey (5th Beatle), dies 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