On This Day

February 2003 in Music History

Events in Music

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Feb 2 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector
  • Feb 6 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)
  • Feb 20 During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 23 45th Grammy Awards: Don't Know Why, Norah Jones wins

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 20 Olivia Rodrigo, American actress and singer-songwriter ("Driver's License"), born in Temecula, California

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist & band leader, dies at 85
  • Feb 2 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Feb 4 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • Feb 19 Johnny Paycheck [Donald Lytle], American country singer (Take This Job and Shove It), dies after contracting emphysema and asthma at 64
  • Feb 20 Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
  • Feb 23 Howard "Howie" Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), dies from an overdose at 47
  • Feb 24 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)