February 1990 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 6 Steve Briers of Wales recites entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • Feb 9 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 21 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 21 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards

Composer Danny Elfman
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Danny Elfman
  • Feb 23 “Hold On” single released by En Vogue (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)
  • Feb 25 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
  • Feb 27 "Hold On" single released by Wilson Phillips (Billboard Song of the Year 1990)

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter
  • Feb 3 Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper
  • Feb 16 The Weeknd [Abel Makkonen Tesfaye], Canadian singer-songwriter (Beauty Behind the Madness), born in Toronto, Ontario

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Jimmy Van Heusen [Edward Chester Babcock], American composer and songwriter (All the Way, Love & Marriage), dies following a stroke at 77
  • Feb 8 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • Feb 14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • Feb 24 Johnnie Ray, American singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61
  • Feb 26 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies