On This Day

February 1955 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to No. 1 and stays No. 1 for 10 weeks
  • Feb 24 "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 24 Cole Porter's musical "Silk Stockings" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 478 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 152 performances

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • Feb 13 Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
  • Feb 13 Scott Smith, Canadian rock bassist (Loverboy), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Feb 15 Hugh Padgham, English record producer and audio engineer (Phil Collins; The Police), born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • Feb 16 Jeff Clayton, American session and touring jazz saxophonist and composer (Groove Shop), born in Venice, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • Feb 23 Howard Jones, British rock pianist, and singer-songwriter (Things Can Only Get Better), born in Southampton, England
  • Feb 24 Bob Abrams, American rocker (Buckinghams), born in Ohio
  • Feb 27 Garry Christian, English singer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Peter Christopherson, English musician & video director, born in Leeds, United Kingdom (d. 2010)
  • Feb 28 Randy Jackson, American rock singer, guitarist, and keyboard player (Zebra), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 14 Charles Cuvillier, French composer of operetta (The Naughty Princess), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, dies of a heart attack at 52