February 1983 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 7 "José Cuervo" single released by Shelly West (Billboard Song of the Year 1983)
  • Feb 13 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Feb 13 E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC

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Feb 13 Marvin Gaye sings "The Star Spangled Banner" at NBA All Stars Game at The Forum, Inglewood, California

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
  • Feb 23 25th Grammy Awards: Roxanna, Toto IV, Men at Work wins

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 26 Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes #1 and stays #1 for 37 weeks

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Alex Westaway, British musician
  • Feb 8 Jim Verraros, American singer
  • Feb 14 Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
  • Feb 15 Ashley Tesoro, US actress and singer, born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 18 Juelz Santana, American rapper
  • Feb 19 Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 13 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
  • Feb 4 Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • Feb 12 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • Feb 22 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer and wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • Feb 23 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
  • Feb 24 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90