Birthdays in Music in May 1940

  • May 3 Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
  • May 6 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 7 Armando Krieger, composer
  • May 8 Ricky Nelson, NJ, rock star (Hello Mary Lou, It's Late, Garden Party)
  • May 9 Dick Morrissey, saxophonist
  • May 10 Arthur Alexander, US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me)
  • May 11 Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
  • May 12 Norman Whitfield, American songwriter and producer for Motown (I Heard It Through the Grapevine), born in New York City
  • May 13 Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
  • May 14 Troy Shondell, American singer
  • May 19 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • May 20 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)

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May 21 Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Norwich, England (d. 2013)

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • May 26 Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)
  • May 27 Rene Koering, composer
  • May 28 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • May 31 Augie Meyers, rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)