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February 2015 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Feb 4 Post Malone uploads his debut single "White Iverson" to his SoundCloud account

Singer-Songwriter Post Malone
Singer-Songwriter
Post Malone
  • Feb 5 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • Feb 8 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith, Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck

Music History

Feb 13 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released

Singer-Songwriter Drake
Singer-Songwriter
Drake

Music Awards

Feb 25 BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran

Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran
Singer-Songwriter
Ed Sheeran

Weddings in Music

  • Feb 14 Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (38) weds opera director Sophie Hunter (36) at the 12th century Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Mottistone, England

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 65
  • Feb 3 William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, dies at 76
  • Feb 7 Joe B. Mauldin, American rock double-bass player (The Crickets), songwriter, and recording engineer (Gold Start Studios), dies of cancer at 74
  • Feb 8 Filipe Pires, Portuguese pianist, composer (Portugaliae Genesis), and educator, dies at 81
  • Feb 9 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Steve Strange [Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Feb 13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • Feb 16 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Feb 17 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • Feb 17 Kenneth "Wally" Kelly, American R&B singer (Manhattans - "Kiss And Say Goodbye"), dies at 74
  • Feb 18 Willie C. Jackson, American doo wop baritone vocalist (The Spaniels- "Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite"), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Ward Swingle, American vocalist, jazz musician, composer, arranger, and conductor (The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sebastian Bach), dies at 87
  • Feb 21 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 94
  • Feb 22 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 68
  • Feb 28 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), dies at 90 [1]