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February 1974 in Music History

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Feb 3 "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Feb 9 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • Feb 9 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • Feb 10 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Feb 13 "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
  • Feb 19 1st American Music Awards: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 10 Ivri Lider, Israeli singer, born in Givat Haim (Ihud), Israel
  • Feb 11 D'Angelo [Michael Eugene Archer], American singer, songwriter, and record producer, born in Richmond, Virginia

Person of interestRobbie Williams

Feb 13 Robbie Williams, English singer (Take That, Feel, She's the One), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Feb 14 Filippa Giordano, Italian singer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Feb 15 Mr Lordi [Tomi Petteri Putaansuu], Finnish singer (Lordi), born in Rovaniemi, Finland
  • Feb 16 Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Feb 17 Kaoru, Japanese musician
  • Feb 17 Bryan White, American singer
  • Feb 21 Wish Bone [Charles C. Scruggs], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 22 James Blunt, English musician, born in Hampshire, England
  • Feb 23 Jaime Villarreal, Mexican musician
  • Feb 24 Chad Hugo, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
  • Feb 24 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 20 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • Feb 4 Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 20 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 23 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)