On This Day

February 2017 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 5 Heavy metal band Black Sabbath play their last concert in their home town Birmingham, England

Grammy Awards

Feb 12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"

Hall of Fame

Feb 22 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis


Weddings in Music

  • Feb 4 American singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett (59) weds April Kimble in Harris County, Texas
  • Feb 27 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), dies at 90
  • Feb 4 Gervase de Peyer, British clarinetist, dies at 89
  • Feb 4 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), dies at 67
  • Feb 7 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), dies at 100
  • Feb 8 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), dies at 91
  • Feb 11 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, dies at 87
  • Feb 12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76
  • Feb 17 Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, dies at 73
  • Feb 19 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), dies at 73
  • Feb 21 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), dies at 93
  • Feb 26 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 26 James E. Sellars, American composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Robert Allworth, Australian composer (A Different Time, A Different Place), dies at 74
  • Feb 27 Jórunn Viðar, Icelandic pianist and composer, dies at 98
  • Feb 28 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, Polish classical composer (Spirals), dies at 86 [1] [2]