On This Day

Birthdays in Music in February 1939

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • Feb 1 Claude Fran├žois, French singer (d. 1978)
  • Feb 5 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • Feb 9 Barry Mann [Imberman], American R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 10 Roberta Flack, American vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Black Mountain, North Carolina
  • Feb 11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 12 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Feb 14 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • Feb 17 John Leyton, British singer
  • Feb 18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • Feb 18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • Feb 20 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
  • Feb 21 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Feb 21 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, British ballerina (Turning Point), born in Bromley, United Kingdom
  • Feb 28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • Feb 28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

About February 1939

How Old? 80 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Tiger (Feb 1 - Feb 18), Rabbit (Feb 19 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)