On This Day

February 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3
  • Feb 4 "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • Feb 21 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Feb 22 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Lee Crystal [Sackett], American drummer (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - "I Love Rock'n'Roll"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Feb 7 (Manuel) Mijares, Mexican Latin-pop, folk, and Mariachi vocalist (Maria Bonita), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Feb 10 Michael Weiss, American musician, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens), born in Rockhampton, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13 Marc Fox, British percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
  • Feb 13 Derek Riggs, British artist (Iron Maiden album covers), born in Portsmouth, England
  • Feb 16 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 18 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth), born in Dunkirk, New York (d. 1999)
  • Feb 21 Mary-Chapin Carpenter, American country-pop singer-songwriter ("This Shirt"; "Shut Up And Kiss Me"), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Steve Nieve [Nason], British session and touring keyboard player and composer (Elvis Costello), born in Bishop’s Stortford, England
  • Feb 23 David Sylvian, British vocalist, and guitarist (Japan), born in Beckenham, England
  • Feb 23 Ria Brieffies, Dutch pop vocalist (Dolly Dots), born in Lutjebroek, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • Feb 24 Sammy Kershaw, American country vocalist (Cadillac Style), born in Kaplan, Louisiana
  • Feb 28 Jeanne Mas, French pop singer ("Toute première fois"), and actress, born in Alicante, Spain