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 [Henry Lawrence Garfield], US musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 13 Les Warner, British musician and producer (The Cult-Fire Woman), born in Fulham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Latifa, Tunisian singer
  • Feb 16 Andy Taylor, England, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
  • 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 15 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 20 Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64