On This Day

February 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 13 47th Grammy Awards: Here We Go Again, Maroon 5 wins

Academy Awards

Feb 27 77th Academy Awards: "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx

Soul Train Music Awards

Feb 28 19th Soul Train Music Awards: Ice Cube, Usher & Ciara win

Singer Usher
Singer
Usher
Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
Singer Ciara
Singer
Ciara

Music Single

Feb 28 Stereophonics release their single "Dakota", later their first #1 UK single

Singer Kelly Jones
Singer
Kelly Jones

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk On The Wild Side), dies at 79
  • Feb 8 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers; Southern Pacific), dies of pneumonia at 56
  • Feb 8 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 9 Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), dies of complications from a stroke at 66
  • Feb 12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), dies at 86
  • Feb 15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • Feb 25 Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), dies of a stroke at 65
  • Feb 28 Chris Curtis [Crummey], British rock drummer, songwriter and vocalist (The Searchers - "Needles And Pins"), dies at 63