On This Day

February 1994 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "Les Miserables" opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore
  • Feb 6 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Music Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

  • Feb 7 American actor and singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC) undergoes a liver transplant

Music History

Feb 8 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • Feb 12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
  • Feb 22 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya

Birthdays in Music

Harry Styles

Feb 1 Harry Styles, British pop singer (One Direction), born in Redditch, England

Singer Harry Styles
Harry Styles
  • Feb 16 Ava Max [Amanda Ava Koci], American singer-songwriter (Sweet But Psycho), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 18 J-Hope [Jung Ho-seok] South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Gwangju, South Korea,
  • Feb 28 Jake Bugg [Kennedy], British blues-rock singer-songwriter, and musician, born in Nottingham, England

Weddings in Music

Jerry Garcia

Feb 14 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
Rock Musician
Jerry Garcia

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 John Littlejohn [Funchess], American electric blues slide guitarist ("So-Called Friends"), dies of renal failure at 62
  • Feb 2 John Wesley Funchess Littlejohn, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 62
  • Feb 2 Willie Mae Ford Smith, gospel Singer/Songwriter, dies at 89
  • Feb 2 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • Feb 5 Kenneth "Buddy" Scott, blues guitarist/Singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), dies at 74
  • Feb 7 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), dies of cancer at 81
  • Feb 8 Raymond Scott, composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Jarmila Novotna, Czech/US soprano (Madame Butterfly), dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Louis Kaufman, American violinist and conductor (Gone With The Wind), dies at 88
  • Feb 14 Gary "BB" Coleman, blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47
  • Feb 22 Papa John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), dies of heart failure at 76

Dinah Shore

Feb 24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • Feb 24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • Feb 27 Roosevelt Holts, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 89
  • Feb 28 (Elbert) "Skippy" Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, dies at 77