On This Day

February 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 23 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 29 American rock band Steely Dan releases "Two Against Nature", their eighth studio album, and first in 20 years; it wins four Grammy Awards.

Singer Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 5 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 7 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), dies of complications from cancer at 56
  • Feb 12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)
  • Feb 12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 22 Louis Alfred Mennini, American composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)