February 1987 in Music

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 7 Madonna's "Open Your Heart" single goes #1

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Feb 19 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • Feb 24 29th Grammy Awards: Higher Love, Graceland, Bruce Hornsby wins
  • Feb 26 1st release of Beatles compact discs

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 10 Choi Si Won, Korean singer (Super Junior), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 14 Julia Savicheva, Russian singer
  • Feb 24 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
  • Feb 25 Eva Avila, Canadian singer
  • Feb 26 Juliet Simms, Guitarist and vocals for the band Automatic Loveletter

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Patrick "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78

Person of interestLiberace

Feb 4 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • Feb 14 Bola Sete, guitarist, dies at 63
  • Feb 15 Jimmy Holiday, American singer (Baby I Love You), dies at 42
  • Feb 15 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 18 Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 20 Ivan Brkanovic, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 25 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 28 Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at 67