February 1968 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances
  • Feb 10 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3

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Feb 16 Elvis Presley receives a gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Feb 16 Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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Feb 18 David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • Feb 24 "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances
  • Feb 29 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" wins Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first rock LP to do so

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 29 Howard Hanson's 6th Symphony, premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Simon Wickham-Smith, composer and Mongolist
  • Feb 5 Chris Barron, rocker (Spin Doctors)
  • Feb 5 Nir Kabaretti, Israeli conductor
  • Feb 6 Akira Yamaoka, Japanese composer
  • Feb 7 Sully Erna, American singer (Godsmack)
  • Feb 8 Claudette Pace, Maltese singer
  • Feb 9 Alejandra Guzm├ín, Mexican singer
  • Feb 12 Chynna Phillips, US vocalist (Wilson Philips-Hold On), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Feb 15 Axelle Red, Belgian singer and songwriter, born in Hasselt, Belgium
  • Feb 17 Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
  • Feb 19 Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Feb 22 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime) (d. 1996)
  • Feb 25 Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Luckey Roberts, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Stuart Foster, singer (Galen Drake Show), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 15 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], American blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, dies as the result of a fight at 37
  • Feb 16 Healey Willan, Anglo-Canadian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 27 Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 27 Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose