On This Day

Birthdays in Music in May 1944

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Argent - Hold Your Head Up; Kinks), born in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
  • May 4 Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (Angels), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • May 7 Alison Bauld, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • May 8 Bill Legend [William Fifield], British musician and rock drummer (T. Rex), born in Barking, Essex
  • May 9 Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)
  • May 10 Jackie Lomax, English singer-songwriter (Is This What You Want), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2013)
  • May 12 James Purify, American singer (I'm Your Puppet)
  • May 13 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter (Angel), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • May 14 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 15 Ian "Tich" Amey, British rock musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Salisbury Wiltshire
  • May 16 Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American jazz drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Col√≥n, Panama
  • May 17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • May 17 Paul Crossley, concert pianist
  • May 18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • May 20 Boudouin de Groot, Dutch singer (Good night mister president)
  • May 20 Cipa Dichter, pianist/wife of Misha Dichter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Person of interestJoe Cocker

May 20 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist (With a Little Help from My Friends), born in Sheffield England, (d. 2014)

Rocker Joe Cocker
Rocker
Joe Cocker
  • May 21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
  • May 23 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • May 24 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 26 Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
  • May 28 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • May 28 Gladys Knight, American singer known as the Empress of Soul (The Pips, Midnight Train to Georgia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 28 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • May 28 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

About May 1944

How Old? 75 years old
Generation: Traditionalist or Silent Generation
Leap Year: Yes

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Signs: Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20), Gemini (May 21 - Jun 20)