February 1944 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Tommy Duffy, rocker (Echos)
  • Feb 2 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • Feb 2 Ursula Oppens, American pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Trisha Noble, Australian singer and actress
  • Feb 4 Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
  • Feb 5 Al Kooper, rock keyboards/vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
  • Feb 5 J R Cobb, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section, Classic IV), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 10 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
  • Feb 10 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 12 Moe Bandy, Meridian Ms, country vocalist (Just Good Ol' Boys)
  • Feb 15 Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)
  • Feb 17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  • Feb 20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 23 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 23 Mike Maxfield, British rocker (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • Feb 24 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Stones-Ruby Tuesday, Quicksilver)
  • Feb 29 David Briggs, record producer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Martin Lunssens, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 4 Yvette Guilbert, French singer and actress (b. 1867)
  • Feb 7 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (b. 1874)
  • Feb 11 Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer D Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • Feb 16 Edmund von Borck, composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 19 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, dies at 76