On This Day

February 20, 1959 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jimi Hendrix (16), rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig in the Temple De Hirsch synagogue basement, Seattle. He is fired from the band after the 1st set due to "wild" playing

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Deaths in Music

  • Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbiturate overdose at 38