February 1969 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • Feb 4 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general cousel to Apple
  • Feb 6 Jerry Herman's "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 7 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 17 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Feb 25 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Joshua Redman, American musician
  • Feb 1 Patrick Wilson, American musician (Drummer for Weezer)
  • Feb 4 Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
  • Feb 5 Bobby Brown, Roxbury Ma, US singer-songwriter ("My Prerogative")
  • Feb 12 Meja [Meja Anna Pernilla Kullersten], Swedish singer-songwriter (How Crazy Are You?), born in Nynäshamn, Stockholm County
  • Feb 13 Ahlam [Ahlah Ali Al Shamsi], Bahraini singer, born in Manama, Bahrain
  • Feb 15 Birdman [Bryan Williams], US record executive and rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 19 Burton C. Bell, American vocalist
  • Feb 21 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • Feb 21 Eric Wilson, American musician
  • Feb 21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 22 Joaquín Cortés, Spanish dancer
  • Feb 22 Byron Stroud, American bassist
  • Feb 26 Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
  • Feb 27 Brad Vander Ark, American musician
  • Feb 28 Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
  • Feb 28 Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • Feb 7 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 23 Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 27 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73