February 1961 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony premieres

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Linda Eder, American singer
  • Feb 8 Sammy Llanas, rocker (Bodeans)
  • Feb 8 Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • Feb 9 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • Feb 11 Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 13 Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
  • Feb 13 Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • Feb 14 Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • Feb 16 Andy Taylor, England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • Feb 21 Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
  • Feb 22 Don Van Spall, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • Feb 22 Akira Takasaki, Japanese guitarist
  • Feb 24 Persijn "Dakota" Joling, Dutch rock guitarist/singer (Pilgrims-Red)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 6 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
  • Feb 28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64