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

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 20 "African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • Feb 5 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter (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, American rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), born in NYC, (d. 2014)
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 18 Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Virginia
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • 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)
  • Feb 27 Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Feb 28 Eddie Manion, saxophonist
  • Feb 28 William Finn, American composer

Deaths in Music

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