On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1925

  • Feb 2 Michel Philippot, French composer and musicologist, born in Verzy, France (d. 1996)
  • Feb 2 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Feb 7 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • Feb 8 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Feb 9 Bobby Lewis, American rock and roll singer (Tossin' and Turnin'), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • Feb 9 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, born in Tunis (d. 2014)
  • Feb 9 (William Famous) Billy Williamson, American steel guitar player ( Bill Haley and His Saddlemen; Bill Haley & His Comets), born in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Feb 13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Feb 14 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor, Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • Feb 19 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • Feb 20 Frank Isola, American jazz drummer (Stan Getz; Gerry Mulligan; Mose Allison), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • Feb 26 David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

About February 1925

How Old? 95 or 96 years old
Generation: Greatest Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)