On This Day

February 1901 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 25 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Feb 15 James "Kokomo" Arnold, American blues slide guitarist, and singer, born in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia (d. 1968) [some research gives birth year as 1896]
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, American saxophonist and bandleader, known as the Waltz King ("The Waltz You Saved for Me"), born in Savannah Illinois (d. 1985)
  • Feb 20 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • Feb 20 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1984)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 17 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (The Rosary; Narcissus), dies of a stroke at 38
  • Feb 25 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71