On This Day

February 1957 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 5 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Piano Concert

  • Feb 23 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Don Davis, American composer
  • Feb 6 Jerry Marotta, American drummer (Orleans-Love Takes Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 6 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 7 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 13 Doris King, American vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Feb 14 Soile Isokoski, Finnish soprano, born in Posio, Finland
  • Feb 15 Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
  • Feb 17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian musician
  • Feb 19 Falco [Johann "Hans" Hölzel], Austrian rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Feb 25 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • Feb 27 Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • Feb 28 Cindy Wilson, American rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Feb 28 Ian Stanley, keyboardist
  • Feb 28 Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
  • Feb 28 Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 23 Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)
  • Feb 25 Kurt von Wolfurt, German composer, dies at 76