February 1952 in Music

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 B.B. King's “3 O’Clock Blues” hits #1 on the US Billboard's R&B hit parade to become his first national hit

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • Feb 5 Daniel Balavoine, French singer & songwriter, born in Alençon, France (d. 1986)
  • Feb 7 Vasco Rossi, Italian singer
  • Feb 8 Hans Van de Lubbe, Dutch bassist/singer (Dike)
  • Feb 12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Ed Gagliardi, US rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Feb 21 Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
  • Feb 23 Bradley "Brad" Whitford, American rock guitarist (Aerosmith-Janie's Got a Gun, Last Child), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 25 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • Feb 27 Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Feb 27 Kevin Raleigh, American singer & keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 28 Eddie Manion, saxophonist
  • Feb 28 William Finn, American composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Johann Babtist Thaller, German composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71