On This Day

February 1962 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 1 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Feb 4 "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Feb 11 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 16 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony premieres
  • Feb 24 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Feb 24 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist, born in Takasaki, Japan
  • Feb 4 Clint Black, American country vocalist (Killin' Time, A Better Man), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Feb 5 Tommy Skeoch, American guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Feb 6 Axl Rose [William Bailey], American singer & songwriter (Guns & Roses), born in Lafayette, Indiana

Person of interestGarth Brooks

Feb 7 Garth Brooks, American country singer (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Feb 7 David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Feb 9 Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • Feb 10 Cliff Burton, American bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)

Person of interestSheryl Crow

Feb 11 Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
  • Feb 16 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Feb 16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Feb 20 Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • Feb 23 Michael Wilton, American rock guitarist (Queensr├┐che), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • Feb 25 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Feb 19 Albert Elkus, American composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83