February 1956 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Exene Cervenka, American musician
  • Feb 3 Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • Feb 7 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8 Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • Feb 11 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • Feb 11 Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • Feb 12 Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 12 Brian David Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Motörhead), born in Clarkston, Scotland
  • Feb 13 Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
  • Feb 18 Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
  • Feb 19 Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
  • Feb 19 Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
  • Feb 26 Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
  • Feb 29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Zebra-I Don't Know, I Don't Care)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Peder Gram, Danish composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 18 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
  • Feb 21 Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 27 Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
  • Feb 27 Gunther Ramin, German organist and composer, dies at 57