On This Day

February 1915 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Richard Bales, composer
  • Feb 4 Ray Evans, American lyricist with Jay Livingston,born in Salamanca, New York (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8 Georges Guetary, French singer and dancer (An American In Paris), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1997)
  • Feb 10 Aldus Roger, American Cajun accordionist (Lafayette Playboys - "Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés"), born n Carencro, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Feb 11 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch; Orkestgebouw Orchestra)
  • Feb 14 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 16 Calvin Frazier, American country and Detroit blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("This Old World's In A Tangle"), born in Osceola, Arkansas (d. 1972)
  • Feb 17 Homer Keller, American classical composer, born in Oxnard, California (d. 1996)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 1999)
  • Feb 19 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), born in Chester, Wisconsin (d. 2015)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, dies at 68
  • Feb 12 Émile Waldteufel, French pianist and composer (Estudiantina), dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, dies at 78