On This Day

February 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 3 Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
  • Feb 4 "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • Feb 6 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 6 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 7 The Stooges release their 3rd album "Raw Power"

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • Feb 13 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 19 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
  • Feb 25 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre in NYC (601 performances)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 26 8th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Donna Fargo win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Yuri Landman, Dutch instrument inventor & musician, born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Feb 2 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Feb 5 Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 11 Ethan Iverson, American pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Varg Vikernes, Norwegian musician, born in Bergen, Norway
  • Feb 21 Heri Joensen, Faroese musician, born in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Feb 21 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer & TV host, born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 22 Scott "Flip" Phillips, American songwriter, drummer and record producer (Creed; Alter Bridge), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Lars-Olof Johansson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans), born in Huskvarna, Sweden
  • Feb 24 James Michael Kennedy, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
  • Feb 25 Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
  • Feb 25 Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), dies at 67
  • Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72