Birthdays in Music in May 1909

  • May 1 George Melachrino, composer
  • May 9 Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)

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May 10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

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  • May 11 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • May 15 Rodolfo Cornejo, composer
  • May 19 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • May 27 Isador Goodman, composer
  • May 30 Benny Goodman, clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)