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Birthdays in Music in May 1950

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Lou Gramm, American rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 3 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer (Those Were the Days), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • May 4 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • May 5 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal, I See a Star), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • May 5 Googoosh [Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین)], Persian singer and actress, born in Sarcheshmeh Street, Tehran
  • May 6 Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band), born in Dundee (d. 1974)
  • May 7 Prairie Prince, American rocker (Tubes), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 9 Tom Petersson, rock bassist (Cheap Trick), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • May 12 Billy Squier, Mass, heavy metal guitarist (Don't Say No)
  • May 12 Jocko Marcellino, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • May 13 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • May 13 John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)

Person of interestStevie Wonder

May 13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Life), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • May 16 Jock Bartley, rocker (Firefall)
  • May 16 Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
  • May 17 Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
  • May 22 Bernie Taupin, British singer and lyricist (writes with Elton John), born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • May 25 Robert "Robby" Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer (Kansas), born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • May 29 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana

About May 1950

How Old? 69 years old
Generation: Baby Boomer
Leap Year: No

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