On This Day

February 1972 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 1 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

Album Release

Feb 1 "Harvest" 4th studio album by Neil Young is released (best selling album US 1972)

Music History

Feb 4 Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported

  • Feb 5 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • Feb 13 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances

Film Release

Feb 13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released

  • Feb 14 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre
  • Feb 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host the syndicated "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Music Concert

Feb 17 Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du régiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera

  • Feb 18 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting the syndicated "Mike Douglas Show", in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Music Single

Feb 25 Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

Music History

Feb 28 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Kami [Ukyō Kamimura], Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer), born in Ibaraki, Japan (d. 1999)
  • Feb 2 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • Feb 2 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 8 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana

Rob Thomas

Feb 14 Rob Thomas, American singer (Matchbox Twenty), born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Billie Joe Armstrong

Feb 17 Billie Joe Armstrong, American singer and musician (Green Day - "Basket Case"; "American Idiot"), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Taylor Hawkins, American drummer (Foo Fighters - "Everlong"; "My Hero"), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • Feb 20 k-os [Kevin Brereton], Canadian rapper, songwriter, and musician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 21 Seo Taiji, Korean musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 21 Christian Howes, American jazz violinist (Out Of The Blue), born in Rocky River, Ohio
  • Feb 23 Steve Holy, American country singer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 29 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 8 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 14 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • Feb 17 Gavriil Popov, Soviet Russian composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Herbert Menges, English composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • Feb 23 Michael Taube, Polish composer, dies at 81