Birthdays in Music on May 10

  • 1697 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, composer
  • 1705 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, born in Kempten (d. 1755)
  • 1741 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • 1760 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)
  • 1776 George Thomas Smart, composer
  • 1780 Peter Lichtenthal, composer
  • 1783 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • 1800 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • 1825 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • 1855 Anatoli Liadov, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1858 Frederick Zech Jr, composer
  • 1877 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer
  • 1888 Max[imilian Raoul Walter] Steiner, composer (Gone With Wind), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1894 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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1899 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • 1905 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1907 Harilaos Perpessas, composer

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1909 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1912 Erik Jorgensen, composer
  • 1915 Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J. Cohen], singer, impressionist and actor
  • 1916 Milton Babbitt, US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament)
  • 1919 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Bert Weedon, English guitar player ("Play in a Day" books), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1935 Henry Fambrough, US singer (Spinners)
  • 1935 Larry Williams, rocker
  • 1938 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938 Philip Gordon Winsor, American composer, Born in Morris, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • 1941 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Bill Coday, US singer (You're Gonna Then Me)
  • 1942 Ingram Douglas Marshall, composer
  • 1944 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician
  • 1946 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • 1946 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • 1946 Donovan, Scottish musician
  • 1951 Ron Banks, US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get)
  • 1952 Sly Dunbar, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1952 Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
  • 1952 Lee Brilleaux, Durban South Africa, British musician (Dr Feelgood)
  • 1953 Steve Thomas, rocker (Shooting Star)

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1957 Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious

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1960 Bono [Paul Hewson], rocker (U2-Joshua Tree), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 1967 Young MC, American rapper
  • 1970 Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
  • 1970 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • 1976 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • 1976 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • 1979 Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • 1993 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer