Deaths in Music in February 2013

  • Feb 4 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Reg Presley [Reginald Maurice Ball], English rock vocalist (Troggs-Wild Thing) and songwriter, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 4 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72

Person of interestTony Sheridan

Feb 16 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist who collaborated with The Beatles, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18 Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist, dies aged 89
  • Feb 27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Richard Street, American R&B musician (The Temptations), dies at 70