Deaths in Music in February 2003

  • Feb 1 Mongo Santamaria, Cuban percussionist and band leader (b. 1922)
  • Feb 2 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Feb 4 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • Feb 19 Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Feb 20 Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
  • Feb 23 Howard "Howie" Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), dies from an overdose at 47
  • Feb 24 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)