Musicians Born on March 5

  • 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)
  • 1825 Hans Balatka, Moravian-American conductor (Milwaukee Musikverein; Chicago Oratorio Society), author (Condensed History of Music), and composer, born in Hoffnungsthal bei Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1899)
  • 1843 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher, born in London, England (d. 1920) [1]
  • 1845 Alphonse Hasselmans, Belgian-French harpist, composer (La Source), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1884-1912), 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, Brazilian composer, cellist, guitarist, and conductor (Bachianas Brasileiras), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1959)
  • 1899 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • 1913 Yulian Krein [Kreyn], Riussian composer and musicologist, born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Philip Farkas, American horn player and teacher (d. 1992)
  • 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)
  • 1928 Lou Levy, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman, Stan Getz), and accompanist (Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1929 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1931 Anthony Hedges, British light music and orchestral composer (Humberside Cantata), born in Bicester, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2019)
  • 1931 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symphony, 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1932 Robert Lombardo, American composer and composition teacher (The Music Conservatory of Chicago College. 1964-99), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1933 Norbert Linke, German composer
  • 1938 Paul Evans, singer/pedal guitarist (Damascus Road)
  • 1939 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist (Joni Mitchell; Captain & Tenille; Fleetwood Mac), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1943 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1946 Murray Head, British singer (Jesus Vhrist Superstar; "One Night in Bangkok"), born in London
  • 1946 Richard Bell, Canadian musician (Full Tilt Boogie Band), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1947 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1947 Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer ("Come Back and Shake Me"), born in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  • 1948 (Edmond) "Eddy" Grant, Guyanese–British reggae singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist ("Electric Avenue"), born in Plaisance, British Guiana
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, British musical theater singer and actress (Evita; Sunset Boulevard), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1948 Jacques Kloes, Dutch rock singer (Dizzy Man's Band - "The Show"; "Matter of Facts"), born in Heemskerk, Holland (d. 2015)
  • 1948 Richard Hickox, British organist, musical director, and conductor (City of London Sinfonia,,1971-2008; London Symphony Chorus from 1976-91), born in Stokenchurch in Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2008)
  • 1950 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2011)
  • 1952 Alan Clark, British keyboardist (Dire Straits, 1980-95 - "Money for Nothing"; Tina Turner; Eric Clapton), producer, and composer, born in County Durham, England
  • 1955 Juraj Filas, Slovak composer (Oratio Spei (Prayer of Hope)), born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) (d. 2021)
  • 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)

Andy GibbAndy Gibb (1958-1988)

British singer-songwriter, stage performer, and teen idol ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England

  • 1960 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • 1960 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah 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 rock musicians (The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"), born in Leith, Scotland
  • 1969 MC Solaar [Claude M'Barali], Chadian-French rapper ("Hasta la vista"), born in Dakar, Senagal
  • 1970 John Frusciante, American rock guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1972 Luca Turilli, Italian symphonic metal composer, guitarist and keyboard player (Rhapsody), born in Trieste, Italy
  • 1981 Zach Williams, American Christian rock musician (There was Jesus), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1982 Amanda Shires; American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and fiddle player (The Nashville Sound; The Highwomen), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1991 Daniil Trifonov, Russian Grammy Award-winning classical pianist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Soviet Union (now Russia)