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February 1971 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa

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Feb 19 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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Feb 23 George Harrison is fined & his driving license is suspended for 1 year

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare FactsOh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

Feb 25 "Oh! Calcutta!" moves to Belasco Theater in NYC for 1,316 performances

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A brief cover-up by the cast of
A brief cover-up by the cast of "Oh! Calcutta!"
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Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Ron Welty, American musician, born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 5 Sara Evans, American singer, born in Boonville, Missouri
  • Feb 8 William "Will" Turpin, American musician (Collective Soul) and producer (Gooey Music), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Feb 13 Sonia [Evans], British singer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Feb 17 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Feb 21 Randy Blythe, American musician, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 25 Daniel Powter, Canadian rock singer-songwriter ("Bad Day"), born in Vernon, British Columbia
  • Feb 26 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright], American singer-songwriter, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 26 Max Martin, Swedish composer & producer, born in Stenhamra, Sweden
  • Feb 26 Hélène Ségara, French singer, born in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
  • Feb 27 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 28 Junya Nakano, Japanese video game composer (Threads Of Fate; Final Fantasy X) born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Feb 28 Nigel Godrich, British record producer, recording engineer, and musician (Radiohead; Thom Yorke; Atoms for Peace), born in Westminster, London

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 7 Morgan Lee "Dock" Boggs, American folk and blues singer and banjo player, dies on his 73rd birthday
  • Feb 15 Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 20 Alexander Tsfasman, Soviet Russian jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, dies at 64
  • Feb 21 Adolph Weiss, American bassoonist and composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Josef Berg, Czech composer, dies at 43