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February 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Rapper Tupac Shakur convicted on sexual assault charge and sentenced to up to 4 1/2 years in prison

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 "The Woman in Me" 2nd studio album by Shania Twain is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1996)

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • Feb 9 "Heiress" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 340 performances

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Feb 9 Irish music and dance show "Riverdance" first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Feb 23 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 15 Megan The Stallion [Megan Jovon Ruth Pete], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Savage), born in Bexar County, Texas

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 6 "The Beach Boys" leader and chief songwriter Brian Wilson (52) weds former model Melinda Ledbetter (47) at Palos Verdes in Peninsula, California

Singer-Songwriter Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
  • Feb 19 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Turner Fodrell, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Earring George Mayweather, American blues harmonica player, dies of liver cancer at 66
  • Feb 12 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 17 Jan Bart Klaster, music editor (The Slogan), dies at 50
  • Feb 17 Uta Graf, singer/teacher, dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Dennis "Denny" Cordell, British rock music and record producer (The Moody Blues, Leon Russell), dies of lymphoma at 51
  • Feb 18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • Feb 18 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), dies of organ failure at 35
  • Feb 23 Melvin Franklin, American musician (The Temptations), dies at 52
  • Feb 24 Richard Nicholson, musician, dies at 89
  • Feb 25 Terence Weil, British cellist (Melos Ensemble), dies at 73
  • Feb 26 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92