On This Day

February 1935 in Music History

Events in Music


Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 22 "The Little Colonel" premieres starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore and Bill Robinson, featuring famous stair dance with Hollywood's first interracial dance couple

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
Tap Dancer and Actor Bill Robinson
Tap Dancer and Actor
Bill Robinson
Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rock guitarist
  • Feb 5 Alex Harvey, rocker (Just Visiting This Planet)
  • Feb 10 Salvator Pueyo, composer
  • Feb 10 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), born in Athens (d. 2018)
  • Feb 11 Bent Lorentzen, composer
  • Feb 11 Gene Vincent, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 Gene McDaniels, American vocalist (A Hundred Pounds Of Clay), songwriter (I Feel Like Making Love) and actor (Young Swingers), born in Kansas City, Kansas ( d. 2011)
  • Feb 16 Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, American actor, musician, vocalist, (Sonny & Cher) and politician (Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1998)
  • Feb 17 Johnny Bush, country singer
  • Feb 18 Bosko Petrovic, Croatian jazz musician, founder of the Zagreb Jazz Quartet, born in Bjelovar (d. 2011)
  • Feb 20 Raven Wilkinson, American ballerina, first African American woman to dance with major ballet company, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • Feb 27 Alberto Remedios, British opera & concert singer, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2016)
  • Feb 27 Mirella Freni, Italian lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly), born in Modena, Italy (d. 2020)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 9 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • Feb 28 Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).