February 1984 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 "9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances
  • Feb 4 "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore

Music History

Feb 7 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

  • Feb 9 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances

Olympic Games

Feb 14 Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean famously dominate the ice dancing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; perform to Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" in free dance routine; record 9-of-9 perfect scores for artistic impression

  • Feb 19 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 104 performances
  • Feb 28 26th Grammy Awards: Michael Jackson wins 8 Grammys

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 6 Piret Järvis, Estonian singer, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Feb 9 Han Kyung, Chinese singer (Super Junior), born in Mudanjiang, China
  • Feb 11 Aubrey O'Day, American singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 11 Matt Good, American musician, born in Valrico, Florida
  • Feb 14 Víkingur Ólafsson, Icelandic concert pianist, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Feb 15 Doda [Dorota Rabczewska], Polish pop and rock singer-songwriter (Virgin; Diamond B*tch), born in Ciechanów, Poland
  • Feb 15 Gary Clark, Jr. American blues-rock-soul singer-songwriter and guitarist ("This Land"; The Story of Sonny Boy Slim), born in Austin, Texas
  • Feb 18 Buddy Nielsen, American singer (Senses Fail), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Johannes "Jo" Alisch, German classical cellist, and jazz bassist, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Feb 25 Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer (CSS)
  • Feb 26 Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer, born in Mexico City
  • Feb 27 Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer, born in Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Feb 28 Ben Fagan, American musician, songwriter, and reality show contestant, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Weddings in Music

Elton John

Feb 14 British singer Elton John (36) marries Renate Blauel at Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia; divorce in 1988

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 (Tanjore) Balasaraswathi, Indian classical dancer, dies at 65

Ethel MermanEthel Merman (1908-1984)

Feb 15 American Tony and Grammy Award-winning stage and screen singer ("There's No Business Like Show Business"), and actress (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), dies of brain cancer at 76

  • Feb 19 Claude Hopkins, American jazz stride pianist, arranger, bandleader, and musical director (Josephine Baker), dies at 80
  • Feb 19 Ina Ray Hutton [Odessa Cowan], American singer and big band bandleader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies of complications from diabetes at 67
  • Feb 20 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), dies at 61