On This Day

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 8 Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Daft Punk -"Get Lucky"), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 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 Whipkey, American pop singer (pcQuest - "Can't You See?"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Feb 17 Kaoru, Japanese musician, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • Feb 17 Bryan White, American singer, born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 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 American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 2 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Benedictions; Peau d'Ane), 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 [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Julian Dash, American swing jazz tenor saxophonist, and composer ("Tuxedo Junction"), dies at 67