On This Day

Musicians Who Died in February 1976

  • Feb 2 Maurice Jacobson, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 5 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • Feb 6 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • Feb 9 Percy Faith, Canadian musician (b. 1908)
  • Feb 12 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), dies from cancer at 52
  • Feb 13 Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies of pancreatic cancer at 77
  • Feb 22 Florence Ballard, American R&B singer (The Supremes), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • Feb 24 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82