February 1943 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Feb 28 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone), born in Fairfield, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • Feb 4 Jimmy Johnson, American session musician and co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, born in Sheffield, Alabama
  • Feb 4 Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2009)
  • Feb 5 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • Feb 5 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • Feb 5 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • Feb 8 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 10 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
  • Feb 11 Serge Lama, French singer
  • Feb 14 Eric Anderson, American vocalist (Avalanche, Be True to You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 14 Maceo Parker, American tenor saxophonist (Parliament-Funkadelic, King's One, Mo' Roots), born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • Feb 16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], American singer-songwriter (Lightning Striking Again), born in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 David Geffen, American record producer (Geffen Records, Asylum) and film studio executive (DreamWorks SKG), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 21 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
  • Feb 24 Pablo MilanĂ©s, Cuban musician

Person of interestGeorge Harrison

Feb 25 George Harrison, English pop star and Beatle (Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2001)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • Feb 25 Maryann Amacher, composer
  • Feb 26 Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
  • Feb 26 Paul Cotton, rocker (Poco), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer
  • Feb 28 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Donnie Iris [Dominic Ierace], American rock musician (The Cruisers), born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Charles Bernstein, American composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 14 Dora Gerson, German-Jewish actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (Caravan of Death), dies in Auschwitz concentration camp at 43
  • Feb 15 William Victor Harris, American composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54