On This Day

February 1997 in Music History

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

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 26 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes
  • 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

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 9 Catie Waters, American jazz and R&B singer-songwriter, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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 & dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Feb 2 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • Feb 3 Anthony Cuthbert Baines, English music scholar, dies at 84
  • Feb 4 Ross Lee Finney, American composer (Landscapes Remembered), dies at 90
  • 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 10 Lou Bennett, American bebop pianist, and jazz organist, dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), dies at 90
  • Feb 20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, dies at 36
  • Feb 23 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • Feb 24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69