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February 1993 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 24 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton wins

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Feb 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • Feb 3 Reid Miles, American photographer, and album cover art designer (Blue Note Records, 1955-67), dies at 65
  • Feb 14 Buddy Pepper, composer, dies of heart failure at 70
  • Feb 15 George Wallington [Giacinto Figlia], Italian-American bebop-pianist, and composer ("Lemon Drop"; "Godchild"), dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Patrick Waite, British reggae-rock bassist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), dies of heart defect at 24
  • Feb 25 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 25 Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
  • Feb 25 Toy Caldwell, American Southern-rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies of cocaine induced cardio-respiratory failure at 45
  • Feb 27 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, dies at 82
  • Feb 27 Marlena Davis, American pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"; "South Street"), dies of lung cancer at 48
  • Feb 28 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82