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 Concert

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

Album Release

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

  • 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)

Music Premiere

Feb 25 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 601 performances

Music Awards

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


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 black metal musician (convicted of murder and arson), 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 boy-band singer (98 Degrees - "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • Feb 25 Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish model and pop singer ("One More Chance"), born in Madrid, Spain

Peter Andre

Feb 27 Peter Andre, English singer (Flava, I Feel You) and TV personality (I'm a Celebrity), born in London


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 conductor and composer, dies at 72