On This Day

February 1933 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Sadao Watanabe, Japanese jazz and bossa nova saxophonist, and flute player, born in Utsunomiya, Japan
  • Feb 2 Tony Jay, British-American stage, screen, and voice actor (Twins; The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Feb 5 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Feb 8 Elly Ameling, Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo)
  • Feb 9 Maria Dybbro, Danish jazz saxophonist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 10 Don Wilson, American rock guitarist (The Ventures - "Hawaii 5-0 Theme"; "Walk, Don't Run"), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2022)
  • Feb 14 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • Feb 14 Bertram Turetzky, American classical, jazz, klezmer double bassist, composer, pedagogue, and author (The Contemporary Contrabass) born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Feb 18 Elly Belder-Ameling, Dutch soprano

Yoko Ono

Feb 18 Yoko Ono Lennon, Japanese artist, poet, singer, and second wife of John Lennon born in Tokyo, Empire of Japan

  • Feb 20 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player (Reelin' With The Feelin'), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1979)
  • Feb 20 Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)

Nina Simone

Feb 21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), born in Tyron, North Carolina (d. 2003)

  • Feb 21 Bob Rafelson, American film director, screenwriter and producer (Five Easy Pieces, The Monkees), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • Feb 24 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2009)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 17 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
  • Feb 19 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74