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
Singer-Songwriter
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"; unhappy with the results, it was given to P.J. Proby to record, the Beatles version was not released until 1996 on Anthology 2
  • Feb 24 Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas

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Feb 27 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), born in Český Krumlov, Czechoslovakia (d. 2010)
  • Feb 10 Dana Winner [Chantal Vanlee], Belgian pop singer, born in Hasselt, Belgium

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 and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
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
  • Feb 28 Markus Stenz, German conductor (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, 2012-19), born in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, 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 Würz, German composer, and music critic, dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • Feb 14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Feb 14 Désiré Inghelbrecht, French composer, conductor and writer, 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
Musician
Nat King Cole