On This Day

February 2001 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 "Ain't Nothing 'bout You" single released by Brooks & Dunn
  • Feb 21 43rd Grammy Awards: Beautiful Day, Shelby Lynne wins

Music awardsSoul Train Music Awards

Feb 28 15th Soul Train Music Awards: The Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child & Jay-Z win

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 10 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • Feb 4 Raimo Kangro, Estonian composer (Butterflies in the Stone), dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (Roy Rogers Show), dies at 88
  • Feb 10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 10 George "Buddy" Tate, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Boris Goldovsky, Russian-American conductor, educator (Tangle wood, 1942-62), and opera broadcast commentator (Metropolitan Opera, 1946-85), dies at 92
  • Feb 19 Charles Trenet, French pop singer and songwriter ("Boum!"; "La Mer"), dies at 87
  • Feb 21 Ronnie Hilton, British radio presenter and singer (Moonraker), dies at 75
  • Feb 22 John Farley, American folk singer and guitarist (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), dies at 61
  • Feb 23 Ruth Railton, British musical director (National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, 1948-65), dies at 85