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, British operatic soprano, born in Coppull, Lancashire, England
  • Feb 13 Frederick "Freedom" Williams, American hip hop and dance music performer (C&C Music Factory - "Everybody Dance Now"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 17 Melissa Brooke-Belland, American musician (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Quorthon [Thomas Forsberg], Swedish heavy and Viking metal musician, and record producer (Bathory), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Michael Lepond, American musician (Symphony X), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 19 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), and actor (Disorderlies), born in (d. 2021) [1]
  • 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, British film score composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Charlie's Angels), born in London, England

Weddings in Music

Bob Marley

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 pianist, and composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Sophie Tucker [Kalish], Russian-born American singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama) known as "last of the red hot mammas", dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), dies at 91
  • Feb 18 Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79