Birthdays in Music on March 5

  • 1668 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • 1733 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1748 William Shield, composer
  • 1751 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
  • 1756 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1774 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • 1805 Theodore Labarre, composer
  • 1828 Johann Gungl, composer
  • 1843 William F Sudds, composer
  • 1845 Alfonse Hasselmans, composer
  • 1850 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • 1853 Arthur W Foote, organist/composer (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, composer (Salon Waltz)
  • 1895 Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1903 Lowell Peters, Cleveland Tn, vocalist (Southernaires)
  • 1913 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1916 Horace Ian Parrott, composer
  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1931 Anthony Headges, composer
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, composer
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1944 Lucio Battisti, Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1946 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1946 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1947 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer
  • 1948 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
  • 1952 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1956 Teena Marie, American singer
  • 1957 Mark E Smith, English rock vocalist (Fall-Fall in a Hole)

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1958 Andy Gibb, singer/TV host (Solid Gold), born in Manchester, England

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1961 Dan Stuart, US singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • 1962 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1969 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)