February 1963 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • Feb 11 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • Feb 16 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 22 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • Feb 25 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • Feb 8 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • Feb 9 Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
  • Feb 14 D'Wayne Wiggins, singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!)
  • Feb 17 Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 19 Seal, English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
  • Feb 20 Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
  • Feb 23 Robert Collins, keyboard player

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • Feb 16 Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 20 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
  • Feb 20 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)