Deaths in Music in February 2005

  • Feb 6 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 8 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers), dies at 56
  • Feb 8 Helmut Eder, Austrian composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 9 Tyrone Davis, American R&B singer (Can I Change My Mind, Turn Back The Hands Of Time), dies of complications from a stroke at 66
  • Feb 12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • Feb 20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • Feb 21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)