February 1985 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 7 "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City

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)

  • 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, American musician (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • 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 Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), dies at 58
  • Feb 22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • Feb 28 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), dies of alcohol-related complications at 38
  • Feb 28 Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)