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February 1988 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" Tour begins in Worcester, Massachusetts

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 6 Allison Holker, American dancer, born in Minnesota, United States
  • Feb 7 Ai Kago, Japanese singer
  • Feb 7 Nick Costa, American jazz drummer, born in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Asia Nitollano, American dancer (Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Feb 14 Quentin Mosimann, Swiss DJ & music producer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Feb 15 Hironori Kusano, Japanese J-pop singer (NEWS), born in Yokohama, Japan

Person of interestRihanna

Feb 20 Rihanna [Robyn Rihanna Fenty], Barbadian R&B and pop singer-songwriter ("Umbrella"; "Only Girl (In The World)"; "We Found Love"; "Diamonds"), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Singer Rihanna
Singer
Rihanna
  • Feb 28 Markéta Irglová, Czech Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Falling Slowly"), singer, and actress (Once), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechia

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas; divorced in 1991

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Nuno Oliveira, Bass Player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10 Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 10 Don Patterson, American jazz organist (Hip Cake Walk; Holiday Soul), dies at 51
  • Feb 13 John Curulewski, American rock guitarist and singer (Styx), dies of a brain aneurysm at 37
  • Feb 14 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), dies at 86
  • Feb 15 Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
  • Feb 24 Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman], American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, dies at 78