On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1943

  • Feb 2 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa Was A Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • Feb 4 Jimmy Johnson, American session guitarist and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • Feb 4 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Feb 5 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, French-American composer of Russian and Chinese parentage (Le va et le vient), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Larry Tamblyn, American rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 7 Walter Scott, American singer (Bob Kuban) whose murder was featured on "Forensic Files", born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton [William Schneider], American rock guitarist (Grass Roots - "Sooner or Later"), and actor (The Office -"Creed Bratton"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, American singer (Hello Stranger), born in Salem, Michigan
  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 10 Ralph "Ral" Donner, American rock and roll singer ("You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • Feb 11 Serge Lama [Chauvier], French singer ("Je suis malade"), born in Bordeaux, France
  • Feb 13 Bill Szymczyk, American sound engineer, and record producer (Eagles; Joe Walsh), born in Muskegon, Michigan

  • Feb 14 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (James Brown; Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Feb 16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter ("Lightnin' Strikes"), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 21 Duncan Swift, British jazz stride pianist, born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England (d. 1997)
  • Feb 24 Pablo Milanés, Cuban musician

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Feb 25 George Harrison, British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and sitar player (Beatles -"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"; "Here Comes The Sun"; solo - "If Not For You"; Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 25 Maryann Amacher, composer
  • Feb 26 Bob "Bear" Hite, American vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country), born in Torrance, California (d. 1981)
  • Feb 26 Paul Cotton, American rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington
  • Feb 28 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer of film and television scores, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

About February 1943

How Old? 78 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Feb 1 - Feb 3), Goat/Sheep (Feb 4 - Feb 28)
Star Signs: Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18), Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)