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February 1941 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader Tommy Dorsey
Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader
Tommy Dorsey

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 15 Duke Ellington first records "Take the A Train"

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Feb 22 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 27 13th Academy Awards: "Rebecca", James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Serge Tcherepnin, French American composer (Serge Modular synthesizer.), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • Feb 3 Angelo D'Aleo, American pop tenor (Dion & Belmonts - "Teenager In Love"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • Feb 4 John Steel, British rock drummer (The Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), born in Gateshead, County Durham, England
  • Feb 4 Mike Deasy, American rock and jazz session guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 5 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • Feb 6 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Feb 8 Tom Rush, American folk and blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Circle Game"; "No Regrets"), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Feb 11 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • Feb 15 Brian Holland, American pianist, songwriter and producer (Holland–Dozier–Holland - "Heat Wave"; "Where Did Our Love Go"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Feb 18 David Blue [Cohen], American folk musician (Cupid's Arrow), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1982)
  • Feb 18 Herb Santiago, American pop vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers - "Why Do Fools Fall In Love")
  • Feb 18 Irma Thomas [Lee], American R&B and soul vocalist (It's Raining), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana
  • Feb 19 Carlos Roqué Alsina, French-Argentinian pianist & composer, born in Buenos Aries
  • Feb 19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), born in Morong, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • Feb 20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • Feb 25 Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
  • Feb 28 Marty Sanders [Kupersmith], American rock guitarist (Jay and the Americans - "This Magic Moment"), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 4 Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • Feb 19 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", dies at 61
  • Feb 20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)