Deaths in Music in February 1998

  • Feb 5 Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
  • Feb 6 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Feb 6 [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • Feb 14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 15 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • Feb 18 Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
  • Feb 22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • Feb 25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.