On This Day

February 1975 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 1 "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • Feb 1 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 18 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 21 John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Feb 26 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Big Boi [Antwan André Patton], American musician (Outkast), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Adam Carson, American musician (AFI), born in Ukiah, California
  • Feb 6 Tomoko Kawase, Japanese singer, born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Feb 7 Wes Borland, American guitarist (Limp Bizkit)
  • Feb 10 Kool Savas, German rapper, born in Aachen, Germany
  • Feb 16 Nanase Aikawa, Japanese singer
  • Feb 17 Harisu, South Korean singer, model and actress
  • Feb 20 Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Feb 23 Robert Lopez, American composer (Frozen), youngest ever to win an EGOT, born in Manhattan, New York

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Robert Evett, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 3 Umm Kulthum [Ibrahim], Egyptian singer and actress, dies at 76

Person of interestLouis Jordan

Feb 4 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), dies of a heart attack at 66

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • Feb 13 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • Feb 18 Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
  • Feb 19 Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 20 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
  • Feb 28 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, dies at 83