February 1970 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 4 "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • Feb 4 "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance
  • Feb 7 "Jingle Jangle" hits #10 on the pop singles chart by Archies

Sports History

Feb 11 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland

  • Feb 14 Stanley Lebowsky and Fred Tobias' musical "Gantry", based on Sinclair Lewis novel "Elmer Gantry", opens and closes at George Abbott Theater, NYC. after 1 performance
  • Feb 22 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Feb 26 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Feb 26 The Beatles release "Hey Jude" compilation album in US (originally to be titled "Beatles Again")
  • Feb 28 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 4 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 James Murphy, American electronic dance-punk rock musician and record producer (LCD Soundsystem - "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"), born in Princeton Junction, New Jersey,
  • Feb 3 Richard Kotzen, American rock musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish heavy metal guitarist (Meshuggah), born in Umeå, Sweden
  • Feb 12 Jim Creeggan, Canadian bassist (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Toronto
  • Feb 13 Karoline Krüger, Norwegian singer, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Feb 15 Gloria Trevi, Mexican singer and songwriter (Que Hago Aqui?), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Feb 16 Serdar Ortaç, Turkish pop singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Feb 17 Tim Mahoney, American rock guitarist (311), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 18 Raine Maida, Canadian musician (Our Lady Peace), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Feb 23 Oksana Grigorieva [Chernukha], Russian singer-songwriter and pianist (Beautiful Heartache), born in Saransk, Mordovian ASSR, USSR
  • Feb 27 Patricia Petibon, French opera singer, born in Montargis, France

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Blaz Arnic, Slovenian composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 2 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Emil Abranyi, Hungarian composer, conductor, and opera director, dies at 87
  • Feb 12 André Souris, Belgian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Alfred Newman, American film music arranger, conductor and composer, winner of 9 Academy Awards (The Robe; How The West Was Won; Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing), dies at 69
  • Feb 20 Albert Louis Wolff, French conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Ethel Leginska [Liggins], British pianist, conductor, composer, and music educator, dies of a stroke at 83