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February 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern

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 11 Bruno Vlahek, Croatian concert pianist and contemporary classical composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • Feb 19 Maria Mena, Norwegian pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Hold Me"; "You're The Only One"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Feb 21 Charlotte Church, Welsh singer-songwriter, born in Llandaff, Wales
  • Feb 23 Skylar Grey [Holly Brook], American songwriter, and singer, 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
  • Feb 28 Alex Tanas, Canadian pop-reggae drummer (Magic! -"Rude"), born in Toronto, Ontario

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