On This Day

February 1975 in Music History

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 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

Album 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 4 Natalie Imbruglia, Australian-British singer-songwriter (Left of the Middle), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 rock guitarist (Limp Bizkit), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 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 19 Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and percussionist (Nickelback; 3 Doors Down), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 20 Brian Littrell, American pop (Backstreet Boys), and Christian music singer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Feb 23 Robert Lopez, American composer (Frozen), youngest ever to become an EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), 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

Louis Jordan

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

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • Feb 5 Åke Persson, Swedish bebop jazz trombonist (Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, 1963–71), dies at 42
  • Feb 13 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 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