On This Day

Musicians Born on June 5

  • 1665 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, born in Mantes-sur-Seine (d. 1734)
  • 1686 Cristoph Raupach, Danish composer, born in Tønder, Denmark (d. 1758)
  • 1759 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, born in Weitra, Austria (d. 1826)
  • 1798 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, born in Reval, Russian Empire (now Tallinn, Estonia) (d. 1870)
  • 1813 Prosper Sainton, French violin teacher, and conductor (The Queen's Band, 1848-55), born in Toulouse, France (d. 1890)
  • 1826 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • 1863 Arthur Somervell, English composer, born in Windermere, Westmorland (d. 1937)
  • 1879 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, born in Långserud, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1950)
  • 1884 Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer, born in Moravské Budějovice, Czech Republic (d. 1957)
  • 1895 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1909 Alfred Uhl, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1992)
  • 1913 Friedrich Wildgans, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1965)
  • 1914 Rose Hill, British stage and screen actress ('Allo 'Allo!; Nicholas Nickleby; Shot in the Dark), and lyric soprano (The Beggar's Opera), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1914 Stan Jones, American songwriter ("Ghost Riders in the Sky"), and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • 1918 Branimir Sakač, Croatian composer (Matrix Symphony), born in Zagreb (d. 1979)
  • 1919 Akeo Watanabe, Japanese conductor (Japan Philharmonic, 1956-68 & 1978-83), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1990)

  • 1920 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big band leader, born in Herne, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1922 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dorothy Claire [Marietta Wright], American big band singer (Bobby Byrne; Winchell & Mahoney Show), born in Laporte, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • 1930 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, Russian composer, born in Tver, Soviet Union (d. 1992)
  • 1932 Pete Jolly [Ceragioli], American session and West Coast jazz pianist, and accordionist (Shorty Rogers; Pete Jolly Trio), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1935 Peter Schat, Dutch opera composer (Labyrint, Houdine, Symposion), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 2017)
  • 1937 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1940 Moira Anderson, Scottish singer ("Loch Lomond"), born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland
  • 1941 Martha Argerich, Argentine-Swiss classical piano prodigy (concert debut at age 8; Chopin Competition winner, 1964), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1942 Charles Dodge, American electronic music composer, born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1943 Bill Hopkins, English composer, born in Prestbury, England (d. 1981)
  • 1943 Michael Davis, American bass guitarist, and songwriter (MC5 -"Kick Out The Jams"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer (Les Misérables), born in Drimnagh, Ireland
  • 1945 Don Reid, American country singer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Staunton, Virginia
  • 1946 Frederick "Freddie" Stone, American rock guitarist (Sly & The Family Stone - "Dance To The Music"), born in Vallejo, California
  • 1947 Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • 1947 Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1948 Gail Davies, American country singer and producer ("I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"; "Blue Heartache"), born in Broken Bow, Oklahoma

  • 1950 Ronnie Dyson, American stage actor (Hair - "Aquarius"; Salvation), and soul singer ("(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?"; "I Don't Wanna Cry"), born in Washington, DC (d. 1990)
  • 1952 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2001)
  • 1952 Daniel Katzen, American French horn player (Boston Symphony, 1979-2008), and teacher (University of Arizona, 2008-), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1952 Monnette Sudler, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Peter Erskine, American jazz drummer (Weather Report, 1978-82; Jaco Pastorious, 1982-87; Bob Mintzer; Elaine Elias), born in Somers Point, New Jersey
  • 1954 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden - "Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter"), born in London, England
  • 1955 Hugh Marsh, Canadian session, touring, and jazz electric violinist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956 Kenny G [Gorelick], American smooth jazz saxophonist (Duotones; Breathless), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956 Richard Butler, English rock singer (Psychedelic Furs - "Pretty In Pink"), born in Kingston-upon-Thames, England
  • 1957 John Fumo, American session and touring trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, and educator, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1959 Michael Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Magz [Maggie Dunne], English musician (Fuzzbox), born in Solihull, England
  • 1964 Karl Sanders, American heavy metal guitarist and singer (Nile), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1965 Stefan Schönfeldt, Swedish guitarist (The Wannadies - "You & Me Song"), born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • 1969 Brian McKnight, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1970 Claus Norreen, Danish songwriter and record producer (Aqua - "Barbie Girl"), born in Charlottenlund, Denmark

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1971 Mark Wahlberg, American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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  • 1972 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor, born in Szczecin, Poland
  • 1973 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish progressive rock songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist (Pain of Salvation; The Flower Kings), born in Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • 1977 Christian Martucci, American musician (Stone Sour), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1977 Nourhanne, Armenian-Lebanese pop singer ("Habibi ya Einy")
  • 1979 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1979 David Bisbal, Spanish singer, born in Almería, Spain
  • 1981 Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian rock guitarist (Simple Plan - "Untitled (How Could This Happen to Me?)"), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1984 Cécilia Cara, French singer and actress, born in Cannes, France
  • 1995 Troye Sivan [Mellet], South African–born Australian pop singer-songwriter (Bloom), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1998 Dave [David Omoregie], English rapper, singer-songwriter, actor (Psychodrama), born in London, England