On This Day

February 1935 in Music

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, bandleader and actor (Young Swingers)
  • 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

Deaths in Music

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