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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 awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

  • Feb 8 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
  • Feb 12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
  • Feb 22 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestHarry Styles

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

Singer Harry Styles
Harry Styles
  • Feb 18 J-Hope [Jung Ho-seok] South Korean rapper (BTS), born in Gwangju, South Korea,

Weddings in Music

Deaths in Music

  • 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 composer (b. 1913)
  • 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, US violinist/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
  • 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
  • Feb 24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • Feb 28 Elbert Skippy Williams, American jazz tenor saxophonist and musical arranger, dies at 77