February 1995 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Molière Comedies" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Feb 5 Philip Glass' Symphony No. 3, for string orchestra, premieres with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, in Künzelsau, Germany

Album Release

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

Album Release

Feb 7 Mercury Nashville Records releases "The Woman in Me", the 2nd studio album by Shania Twain (Billboard Album of the Year, 1996)

  • Feb 9 Augustus and Ruth Goetz' stage drama "The Heiress" opens at Cort Theater, NYC; runs for 340 performances

Riverdance Premieres

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

  • Feb 19 British composer Michael Tippett's last major work "Rose Lake," premieres at Barbican Hall in London, with the London Symphony led by Colin Davis
  • Feb 23 "Uncle Vanya" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

Sinatra's Last Performance

Feb 25 Singer Frank Sinatra performs for final time before a live audience of 1200 select guests at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom, in Palm Desert, California, on the closing night of his charity golf tournament

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 5 Fireboy DML [Adedamola Adefolahan], Nigerian singer-songwriter (Jealous), born in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria
  • Feb 9 Johnny Suh, Korean-American rapper (NCT 127, NCT U), born in Chicago, Illinois

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion (28 years old)

Feb 15 American rapper, singer, and songwriter ("Savage"; Good News), born in San Antonio, Texas

  • Feb 16 Denzel Curry, American rapper, singer, and composer (Unlocked), born in Carol City, Florida
  • Feb 21 Giveon [Evans], American R&B singer-songwriter (Take Time), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Music

Brian Wilson

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

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

Feb 19 American "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds Greek-American "Mötley Crüe" drummer Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico; divorce in 1998

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Turner Fodrell, American blues and folk singer, and guitarist, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • Feb 6 Art Taylor, American jazz drummer (Bud Powell, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd), bandleader (Taylor's Wailers), and writer (Notes and Tones), dies at 65
  • Feb 7 William Harry "Billy" Jones, American rock guitarist (The Outlaws), dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • Feb 12 Earring George Mayweather, American blues harmonica player, dies of liver cancer at 66
  • Feb 12 Terence Beckles, English pianist and teacher, dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Tony Secunda, English rock band manager (The Moody Blues), dies at 54
  • Feb 13 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, Jamaican jazz saxophonist, dies at 68
  • Feb 17 Uta Graf, German born American singer and 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 (English Chamber Orchestra; Melos Ensemble), dies at 73
  • Feb 26 Frank O’Keefe, American southern rock bassist (The Outlaws, 1968-76), dies of pain medication overdose at 44
  • Feb 26 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 (Herman) "Ace" Wallace, American St. Louis blues guitarist and singer, dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Max Rudolf, German-American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1958-70), and pedagogue (Curtis Institute, 1970-73 and 1980-95), dies at 92