On This Day

Musicians Who Died in February 1989

  • Feb 4 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • Feb 4 Trevor Lucas, Australian folk singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Fairport Convention), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • Feb 5 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • Feb 6 Osbourne Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
  • Feb 6 King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, shot to death outside his home at 48
  • Feb 14 Vincent Crane [Cheesman], British rock Hammond organist, and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), dies of deliberate painkiller overdose at 45
  • Feb 21 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, conductor, teacher, and musicologist, dies at 64
  • Feb 26 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
  • Feb 26 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, dies at 65