Musicians Who Died in February 1987

  • Feb 2 Patrick "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78

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Feb 4 American Emmy Award-winning pianist, showman (The Liberace Show), and actor (Batman -"Evil Chandell"), dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at 67

  • Feb 10 Raymond “Coco” Colignon, Belgian jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader, dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Bola Sete, Brazilian guitarist, dies at 63
  • Feb 15 Jimmy Holiday, American soul singer ("How Can I Forget"; Baby I Love You"), and songwriter ("Put A Little Love In Your Heart"), dies of heart failure at 42
  • Feb 15 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, Finnish jazz pianist, film score composer, and pedagogue, dies at 57
  • Feb 16 Dmitri Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (In the Fire), dies at 82
  • Feb 20 Adrian Cruft, British composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 20 Ivan Brkanović, Croatian composer (Triptych - Funeral Folk Rite), dies at 80
  • Feb 25 James Coco, American character actor (Only When I Laugh; Murder by Death), and singer (Man of La Mancha), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 28 Nora Kaye, American ballet dancer, and Broadway and film choreographer, dies of cancer at 67