Birthdays in Music on May 23

  • 1644 Thomas Eisenhut, composer
  • 1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, composer
  • 1737 Louis Francois Chambray, composer
  • 1741 Andrea Lucchesi, composer
  • 1753 Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
  • 1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
  • 1759 Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
  • 1794 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1870)
  • 1799 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
  • 1843 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
  • 1851 Antoni Stolpe, composer
  • 1871 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • 1889 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1902 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1910 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • 1914 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
  • 1914 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • 1916 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1918 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 1921 Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
  • 1923 Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
  • 1925 Mac Wiseman, American musician
  • 1928 Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
  • 1928 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1936 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1939 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Jackson Hill, composer
  • 1941 General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • 1944 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • 1945 Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
  • 1946 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Judy Rodman, Riverside California, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
  • 1952 James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1952 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • 1955 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1957 Jimmy McShane, singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1958 Shelly West, country singer (Red Hot, West by West), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958 François Feldman, French singer

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1974 Jewel Kilcher, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You), born in Payson, Utah

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  • 1974 Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer
  • 1978 Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182)
  • 1981 Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer, now singer with The Pipettes
  • 1982 Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
  • 1982 Tristan Prettyman, American musician
  • 1983 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • 1983 Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)