On This Day

February 1966 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 28 Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Feb 6 Rick Astley, English singer & songwriter (Never Gonna Give You Up), born in Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom
  • Feb 9 Amanda Roocroft, opera singer
  • Feb 13 Freedom Williams, US hip hop and dance music performer (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 17 Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
  • Feb 17 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Michael Lepond, American musician
  • Feb 19 Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • Feb 21 Wendy James, English vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Suave [Waymond Anderso], American R&B singer (covered The Temptations' "My Girl"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Mark Abrahamian, American guitarist (Starship), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 26 Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer, born in Zahlé, Lebanon
  • Feb 28 Edward Shearmur, English film composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Charlie's Angels), born in London, England

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 10 Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 Algot Haquinius, Swedish composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Sophie Tucker [Kalish] "last of the red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • Feb 18 Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79