On This Day

February 2012 in Music History

Events in Music

Super Bowl

Feb 5 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

Music History

Feb 6 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Feb 12 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), dies 82
  • Feb 6 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), dies at 77
  • Feb 8 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62

Whitney Houston

Feb 11 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), dies from an accidental bathtub drowning at 48

  • Feb 14 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • Feb 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82
  • Feb 17 Michael Davis, American bass guitarist, and songwriter (MC5 -"Kick Out The Jams"), dies of liver failure at 68
  • Feb 22 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Mike Melvoin, American jazz and studio pianist, composer, and arranger, dies of cancer at 74
  • Feb 24 István Anhalt, Hungarian-Canadian classical and electronic music composer(La Tourangelle; Winthrop), educator (McGill; Queens (Ontario) Universities), and writer (Alternative Voices), dies at 92
  • Feb 25 Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
  • Feb 25 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • Feb 25 Maurice André, French classical trumpeter and baroque revivalist, dies at 78
  • Feb 25 Louisiana Red [Iverson Minter], American blues guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("Sweet Blood Call"), dies of a stroke at 79
  • Feb 26 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, dies at 90

Davy Jones

Feb 29 Davy Jones, English musician (The Monkees), dies from heart attack at 66

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones