February 1938 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Feb 4 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Jimmy Carl Black [Inkanish], American rock drummer (Mothers Of Invention, 1965-69; Muffin Men, 1993-2008), born in El Paso, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Feb 4 Joe Beard, American blues guitarist (No More Cherry Rose), born in Ashland, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 Dick van Niehoff, Dutch vocalist (Fouryo)
  • Feb 6 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer & educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Feb 7 Robert Frank Baksa, American contemporary classical composer, born in New York City
  • Feb 8 Ray Sharpe, American rockabilly singer-songwriter, (Linda Lu), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Feb 9 Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, American classical pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • Feb 11 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter ("Monster Mash"), born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • Feb 16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 22 Bobby Hendricks, American R&B singer (Itchy Twitchy Feeling), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 24 Louie Ramirez, American salsa and Latin jazz vibraphonist, bandleader, composer, and record producer, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • Feb 25 Ed Cobb, American pop vocalist (The Four Preps, 1956-66 -"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"), songwriter ("Tainted Love"), sound engineer and producer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1999)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 21 Albert Huybrechts, Belgian composer, dies at 39