On This Day

Musicians Born in February 1949

  • Feb 2 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"; "Open Arms"), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 2 Tom Tripplehorn, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Feb 3 Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 3 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, American musician (Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • Feb 4 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Feb 6 Mike Batt, British director, actor, composer, and former Deputy Chairman (British Phonographic Industry), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 7 Alan Lancaster, English bassist (Status Quo, 1967-85), born in London, England
  • Feb 10 Nigel Olsson, British rock touring and session drummer and backing vocalist (Elton John's Band), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England
  • Feb 10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Feb 12 Stanley Knight, American southern rock guitarist (Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2013)
  • Feb 13 Judy Dyble, British folk singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention), born in London (d. 2020)
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 15 Christopher Rouse, American Grammy Award-winning composer (Trombone Concerto - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1993), and educator (Eastman School, 1981-2002; Juilliard, 1997-2017), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • Feb 15 Hans Graf, Austrian conductor, and educator, born in Marchtrenk, Austria
  • Feb 17 Fred Frith, English guitarist, violinist and bassist (Skeleton Crew), born in Heathfield, England
  • Feb 19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • Feb 21 Jerry Harrison, American rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), and record producer (Kenny Wayne Shepherd; The String Cheese Incident), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 23 Larry Demps, American soul singer (Dramatics - "In the Rain"; "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 23 Terry "Tex" Comer, English bassist and guitarist (ACE), born in Burnley, England
  • Feb 23 Barbara York, Canadian composer (A Butterfly in Time), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2020) 
  • Feb 24 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, born in Rome (d. 2014)
  • Feb 26 Emma Kirkby, English soprano, born in Surrey, England
  • Feb 28 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter ("I Want You"), brother of Diana, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1996)

About February 1949

How Old? 72 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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