On This Day

February 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 6 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

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Feb 7 George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

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Feb 8 The Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

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Feb 15 John Lennon passes his driving test

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Feb 16 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • Feb 18 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Feb 20 Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
  • Feb 24 Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
  • Feb 27 "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestDr. Dre

Feb 18 Dr. Dre [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper & record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California

Rapper Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
  • Feb 23 Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina (Royal Ballet), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 25 Brian Baker, American guitarist
  • Feb 27 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist, born in Duisburg, West Germany

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • Feb 14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84

Person of interestNat King Cole

Feb 15 Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies of cancer at 49

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole