On This Day

February 1967 in Music History

Events in Music

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Feb 3 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Feb 4 "Wild Thing" cover version by "Senator Bobby" hits #20 on the pop singles chart

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Feb 12 Keith Richards, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for drugs

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards

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Feb 14 "Respect" single recorded by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • Feb 17 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 6 Anita Cochran, American singer, born in South Lyon, Michigan
  • Feb 6 Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer (Zard), born in Kurume, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician, born in Mysore, India
  • Feb 15 Jane Child, Canadian musician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 16 Damon Reece, British drummer (Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space), born in London, England
  • Feb 17 Chanté Moore, American R&B singer, actress and author (Precious), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 19 Kate Radley, British keyboardist (Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating In Space), born in England

Person of interestKurt Cobain

Feb 20 Kurt Cobain, American rock singer-songwriter (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 1994)

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • Feb 21 Michael Ward, American rock guitarist (John Hiatt, 1993-94; The Wallflowers, 1996-2001 - "One Headlight"; Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, 2007-16), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb 23 Chris Vrenna, American musician, producer, and sound engineer (Nine Inch Nails, Tweaker), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 28 Marcus Lillington, British pop guitarist and keyboard player (Breathe - "Hands to Heaven"), born in Bideford, Devon, England

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), commits suicide at 37
  • Feb 16 (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), dies of leukemia at 55
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 25 Walter "Fats" Pichon American jazz pianist, singer, and big bandleader, dies at 60