On This Day

Birthdays in Music on March 5

  • 1668 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • 1733 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer
  • 1748 William Shield, composer
  • 1751 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer
  • 1756 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1774 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • 1805 Theodore Labarre, French composer and harpist, born in Paris, France (d. 1870)
  • 1843 William F Sudds, composer
  • 1845 Alfonse Hasselmans, Belgium born French composer and harpist (La Source), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • 1850 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • 1853 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • 1887 Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer (Salon Waltz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1913 Yulian Grigor'yevich Kreyn, composer
  • 1916 Ian Parrott, British-Welsh composer (The Black Ram), born in Streatham, England (d. 2012)
  • 1927 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)

  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1931 Anthony Headges, composer
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1943 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1946 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1946 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1947 Eddie Hodges, Miss, actor/singer (High Hopes, Adv of Huckleberry Finn)
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer (Come Back and Shake Me), born in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  • 1948 Eddy Grant, Guyana, reggae performer (Electric Avenue)
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, singer (Dizzy Man's Band)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, English musical conductor
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1952 Alan Clark, keyboardist (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
  • 1956 Teena Marie, American singer
  • 1957 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), born in Broughton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)

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1958 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1960 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (YYeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1961 Dan Stuart, American singer/songwriter (Green on Red)
  • 1962 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1969 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1971 Evil Jared Hasselhoff, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • 1972 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)