February 1960 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" premieres
  • Feb 10 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • Feb 13 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 13 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances

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Feb 20 Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 25 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Tim Booth, British singer (Heat, The World's End), born in Leeds, England
  • Feb 4 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • Feb 5 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • Feb 7 Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • Feb 9 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 10 Lionel Cartwright, American country music artist (I Watched it on the Radio, Leap of Faith), born in Gallipolis, Ohio
  • Feb 13 Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
  • Feb 15 Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
  • Feb 20 Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
  • Feb 21 Steve Wynn, American singer (
  • Feb 26 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • Feb 27 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • Feb 27 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
  • Feb 29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • Feb 29 Khaled, Algerian ra├» musician

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Jeno Huszka, Hungarian composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 5 Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 6 Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
  • Feb 9 Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 22 Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • Feb 24 Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66