Birthdays in Music in May 1959

  • May 1 Paul Smith, rock saxophonist (Haircut 100)
  • May 3 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • May 4 Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
  • May 5 Ian McCulloch English rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here), born in Liverpool
  • May 14 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • May 15 Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • May 17 Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
  • May 20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, American singer (d. 1997)
  • May 22 [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist (The Smiths), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire
  • May 26 Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
  • May 26 Steve Hanley, English musician (The Fall, Tom Hingley and the Lovers)
  • May 28 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • May 28 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • May 29 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland