February 1985 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 9 Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 14 "Whitney Houston" debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 26 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Melody Gardot, American jazz singer, born in New Jersey
  • Feb 5 Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
  • Feb 11 William Beckett, lead singer of the American rock band The Academy Is...
  • Feb 14 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • Feb 14 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Feb 19 Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
  • Feb 20 Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
  • Feb 28 Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 11 Heinz Eric Roemheld, composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Feb 11 Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
  • Feb 22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • Feb 28 David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • Feb 28 Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)