February 1939 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 24 Roy Harris' 3rd Symphony premieres in Boston

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Del McCoury, bluegrass singer/musician
  • Feb 1 Claude Fran├žois, French singer (d. 1978)
  • Feb 5 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • Feb 9 Barry Mann [Imberman], American R&B singer (Who Put the Bomp), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 10 Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
  • Feb 11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 12 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • Feb 14 Chris Pyne, trombonist
  • Feb 17 John Leyton, British singer
  • Feb 18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • Feb 18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • Feb 20 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
  • Feb 21 Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
  • Feb 21 Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
  • Feb 27 Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Feb 28 John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
  • Feb 28 Tommy Tune, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 4 Singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 11 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 17 Willy Hess, German violinist, dies at 79
  • Feb 18 Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89