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
  • 2000 Dennis Danell, American punk rock guitarist (Social Distortion), dies of heart failure at 38

Davy Jones

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

  • 2016 Aron Burton, American electric and Chicago blues bass guitarist, singer, and songwriter, dies of heart disease and diabetes at 77
  • 2020 William O. Smith [Bill Smith], American classical and jazz composer and clarinetist (played with Dave Brubeck), dies at 93