On This Day

Musicians Who Died in February 1967

  • Feb 3 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), commits suicide at 37
  • Feb 16 (Lester) "Smiley" Burnette [Burnett], American country music performer, singer-songwriter ("Ridin' Down the Canyon (To Watch the Sun Go Down)"), and actor (Petticoat Junction - "Charlie"), dies of leukemia at 55
  • Feb 18 Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 25 Walter "Fats" Pichon American jazz pianist, singer, and big bandleader, dies at 60