On This Day

February 2002 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 17 Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 17 'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 27 44th Grammy Awards: Walk On, Alicia Keys wins

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 23 "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas

Country Singer LeAnn Rimes
Country Singer
LeAnn Rimes

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • Feb 2 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • Feb 9 Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
  • Feb 10 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, dies at 65
  • Feb 13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • Feb 14 Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), dies of leukemia at 54
  • Feb 16 Billy Ward, American singer and songwriter (Billy Ward and his Dominoes), dies at 80
  • Feb 24 Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • Feb 24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • Feb 28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)