February 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Feb 11 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • Feb 18 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • Feb 22 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • Feb 28 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Mike Campbell, American guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers-Breakdown), born in Panama City, Florida
  • Feb 4 James Dunn, American vocalist (Stylistics), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 4 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • Feb 4 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • Feb 5 Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)

Person of interestNatalie Cole

Feb 6 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Feb 6 Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 8 Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Feb 11 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • Feb 12 Steve Hackett, English rock guitarist (Genesis-GTR), born in Pimilco, London
  • Feb 13 Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
  • Feb 14 Raymond van het Groenewoud, Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night)
  • Feb 14 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)
  • Feb 16 Kazuki Tomokawa, Japanese acid-folk singer
  • Feb 16 Roman Tam, Hong Kong famous singer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 17 Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
  • Feb 19 Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)

Person of interestWalter Becker

Feb 20 Walter Becker, American rock bassist and record producer (Steely Dan-Peg), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
  • Feb 22 Ellen Greene, American vocalist/actress (Little Shoppe of Horrors), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 22 Lenny Kuhr, Dutch singer
  • Feb 23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England

Person of interestGeorge Thorogood

Feb 24 George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers-Bad to the Bone), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • Feb 25 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • Feb 26 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Stephen Chatman, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 10 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75