On This Day

February 1953 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 25 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Kitarō, Japanese New Age composer (Thinking of You), born in Toyohashi, Japan
  • Feb 10 Carl Stone, American electronic composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Feb 13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines (d. 2018)
  • Feb 14 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • Feb 14 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (David Bowie, Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Feb 18 Derek Pellicci, English-born Australian rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On Its Way), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 18 Robin "Robbie" Bachman, Canadian drummer (BTO-You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet, Brave Belt), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Feb 20 Riccardo Chailly, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orchestra), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 20 Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
  • Feb 22 Graham Lewis, English musician (Wire), born in Grantham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 26 Michael Bolton, American rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 25 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 26 Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies