On This Day

Musicians Who Died on February 29

  • 1592 Alessandro Striggio, Italian composer (b. 1540)
  • 1844 Thaddäus Weigl, German-Austrian composer, publisher, and conductor, dies at 67
  • 1916 Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
  • 1996 Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56

Person of interestDavy Jones

2012 Davy Jones, English musician (The Monkees), dies from heart attack at 66

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  • 2016 Aron Burton, American electric and Chicago blues bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies of heart disease and diabetes at 77