On This Day

February 1989 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 18 "A Better Man" single released by Clint Black (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • Feb 19 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • Feb 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
  • Feb 22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • Feb 26 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Hurricane Chris, American rapper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Feb 9 Gia Farrell, American singer
  • Feb 21 Corbin Bleu, American actor & singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 27 Kelly Breeding, American singer (B5), born in Liberal, Kansas
  • Feb 28 Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer, born in Chengdu, China

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
  • Feb 17 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • Feb 6 Osbourne Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
  • Feb 21 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 26 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78