On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1920

  • Feb 7 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me A Laugh), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2016)
  • Feb 12 Robert "Bob" Shad [Abraham Shadrinsky], American record producer and record label owner (Big Brother and the Holding Company), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Feb 13 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter ("Love Hurts"; "Bye Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"), born in Shellman, Georgia (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut (d. 2002)
  • Feb 15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Feb 16 Lee Russell, American vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 17 Paul Fetler, American composer (December Stillness; Three Poems By Walt Whitman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Feb 22 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer
  • Feb 22 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • Feb 23 Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), born in Bangor, Michigan [1]
  • Feb 27 Jose Melis, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Feb 27 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer (Blues Alley All Star Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1995)
  • Feb 28 Edward Kassner, Austrian born music publisher (President Records), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1996)
  • Feb 29 James Mitchell, American dancer and actor (All My Children, Bloomer Girl), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2010)
  • Feb 29 Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)
  • Feb 29 Rudy Cafaro, American jazz guitarist, born in Middle Village, New York (d. 2000)

About February 1920

How Old? 101 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep (Feb 1 - Feb 19), Monkey (Feb 20 - Feb 29)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)