On This Day

February 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 10 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Feb 16 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances
  • Feb 25 28th Grammy Awards: We Are the World, Sade, Phil Collins wins

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 19 Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
  • Feb 21 Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter born in Llandaff, Wales
  • Feb 23 Holly Brook, American musician, born in Mazomanie, Wisconsin
  • Feb 23 Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese pop star (KAT-TUN), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 25 Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer
  • Feb 26 Crystal Kay, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 1 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies at 58
  • Feb 7 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • Feb 10 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Academy of Country Music Award), dies at 96
  • Feb 12 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 14 Edmund Rubbra, English composer (Morning Watch), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Feb 20 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 William Dollar, American ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 79