February 1997 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • Feb 13 "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Feb 20 "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • Feb 26 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
  • Feb 27 "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • Feb 27 Singer Sade (Helen Folasade) arrested in Jamaica for disobeying a police officer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Feb 2 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • Feb 7 Danil Shafran, cellist, dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
  • Feb 9 Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52
  • Feb 13 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), dies at 76
  • Feb 18 Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
  • Feb 20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 23 Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
  • Feb 24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51