February 2018 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Feb 5 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon announces his farewell tour - a retirement from touring, but not necessarily from live performance

Music History

Feb 27 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Alan Stout, American composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Dennis Edwards, American pop and soul singer (The Temptations - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"), dies following a stroke at 74
  • Feb 3 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson -"Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • Feb 7 John Perry Barlow, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Estimated Prophet"; "I Need A Miracle"; "Cassidy"), essayist, internet pioneer, and activist,, dies at 70
  • Feb 7 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
  • Feb 8 Paul Danblon, Belgian composer, opera director, opera administrator and scientific journalist, dies at 86
  • Feb 9 Craig McGregor, American rock bassist (Foghat, 1976-2018), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • Feb 9 Jóhann Jóhannsson, Icelandic theatre, dance, and film score composer (The Theory of Everything), dies from a combination of cocaine and prescription medication at 48
  • Feb 11 Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer ("On the Street Where You Live"), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89
  • Feb 15 Vaclovas Paketūras, Lithuanian composer (The Sun Is Setting; Polyphonic Pieces), dies at 90
  • Feb 17 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), dies at 97
  • Feb 28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer (The Fantasticks), and illustrator, dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88