On This Day

Musicians Who Died in February 1991

  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 9 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 10 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • Feb 12 Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • Feb 14 Roy Lanham, American western swing and jazz guitarist (The Whippoorwills; Sons of the Pioneers, 1961-86), dies at 68
  • Feb 21 Margot Fonteyn, English ballerina considered the 1st lady of British Ballet (Giselle), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer songwriter, dies at 75
  • Feb 27 Hein van Royen, Dutch director of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (1974-91), dies at 52