February 1972 in Music

Events in Music

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • Feb 5 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • Feb 13 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
  • Feb 13 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on the musical of the same name and starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, is released

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti

Music releaseMusic Single

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Kami (musician), drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
  • Feb 2 Dana International, Israeli singer
  • Feb 2 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • Feb 14 Mayne One, rocker (Young Nation)

Person of interestRob Thomas

Feb 14 Rob Thomas, American lead singer of pop band Matchbox Twenty, born in Landstuhl, West Germany

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rocker
Rob Thomas

Person of interestBillie Joe Armstrong

Feb 17 Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Taylor Hawkins, American musician (Foo Fighters)
  • Feb 17 Yuki Isoya, Japanese singer (formerly Judy and Mary)
  • Feb 20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • Feb 21 Seo Taiji, Korean musician
  • 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 Gavril Nikolayevich 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