February 2013 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Goyte); "We Are Young" (fun); and "Babel" (Mumford & Sons) win

Grammy Awards

Feb 10 55th Grammy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Weddings in Music

Christina Applegate

Feb 23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs - "Wild Thing"; "Love Is All Around"), and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 5 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, dies at 89
  • Feb 5 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Paul Tanner, American trombonist (Glenn Miller Orchestra), developer and player of the Electro-Theremin (The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations"; "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times"), and educator (UCLA), dies of pneumonia at 95
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), dies from emphysema at 72

Tony SheridanTony Sheridan (1940-2013)

Feb 16 British singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with the pre-fame Beatles ("My Bonnie"), dies at 72

  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl), dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, British progressive rocker (Soft Machine; Joy of a Toy), dies at 68
  • Feb 19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 25 "Dangerous" Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), dies of ALS at 64
  • Feb 27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78