February 1953 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 11 J Styne and Bob Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances
  • Feb 18 "Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 21 "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 25 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Kitaro, Japanese composer
  • Feb 10 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
  • Feb 11 Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
  • Feb 13 Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
  • Feb 14 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • Feb 14 Carmine Rojas, American composer, musical director and bass guitarist (Joe Bonamassa), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Feb 18 Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
  • Feb 18 Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
  • Feb 18 Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
  • 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)
  • Feb 26 Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)

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