On This Day

Musicians Who Died in February 1996

Person of interestGene Kelly

Feb 2 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies of a stroke at 83

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Feb 2 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
  • Feb 5 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • Feb 7 Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
  • Feb 7 Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
  • Feb 8 Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 13 Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
  • Feb 14 Taiguara [Chalar da Silva], Brazilian singer and songwriter, dies at 50
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer at 72
  • Feb 16 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 17 Gus Hardin [Carolyn Ann Blankenship], American country singer, dies at 50
  • Feb 19 Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), dies at 85
  • Feb 20 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), dies of pneumonia while being treated for bladder cancer at 65
  • Feb 21 Morton Gould, American prolific composer (Verdun), dies at 82
  • Feb 23 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • Feb 24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, dies from Crohn's disease at 77
  • Feb 29 Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56