Musicians Born on May 11

  • 1731 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, German composer and violinist, (d. 1772)
  • 1772 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
  • 1791 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
  • 1817 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • 1827 Septimus Winner, American songwriter (Listen To The Mockingbird), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1902)
  • 1835 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (d. 1905)
  • 1840 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • 1869 Francisco Lacerda, Portuguese composer, conductor, and musicologist, born in Ribeira Seca, Portugal (d. 1934)
  • 1881 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • 1881 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • 1882 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
  • 1885 [Joe] King Oliver, American jazz musician (Dippermouth Blues), born in Aben, Louisiana (birth date disputed - could be Dec. 19) (d. 1938)
  • 1887 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin (1888-1989)

Russian-American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in history ("Always"; "God Bless America"; "White Christmas"; "Cheek To Cheek"), born in Talachyn, Belarus, Russian Empire [1] [2]

  • 1895 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • 1896 Josip Slavenski, Croatian composer and pedagogue, born in Čakovec, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1909 Herbert Murrill, composer
  • 1910 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • 1913 Clare Grundman, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1913 [Salvador] Tutti Camarata, American composer and producer (Vic Damone Show), born in New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Gordon Langford [Colman], British composer and arranger of brass, choral, and orchestral music (Facets of Glass; Rhapsody for Trombone), born in Edgware, England (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Carla Bley [Lovella Borg], American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer (Escalator Over The Hill; Fictitious Sports), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1939 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • 1940 Ron Pellegrino, American electronic music composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1941 Eric Burdon, British rock vocalist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"; "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"; War - "Spill The Wine"), born in Walker-on-Tyne, England
  • 1943 Arnie Satin [Silver], American pop-rock singer (The Dovells - "Bristol Stomp"; "You Can't Sit Down"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1943 George Edwards, American composer, and educator, born in Wellesley, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1943 Les Chadwick, British bassist (Gerry and the Pacemakers - "Ferry Cross The Mersey"), born in Liverpool. England
  • 1946 (Michel) "Plume" Latraverse, Canadian rock and blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1947 Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers - "Whipping Post"), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Shigeru Izumiya, Japanese folk musician
  • 1952 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • 1954 Edgar Riley Jr, American rock vocalist (Axe K)
  • 1954 Judith Weir, English composer (Master of the Queen's Music, 2014-present), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1955 Country Dick Montana [Daniel McLain], American rock drummer and vocalist (The Beat Farmers - "Happy Boy"), born in Carmel, California (d. 1995)
  • 1955 J. J." Jeczalikvv. British electronic musician, synthesizer programmer, and record producer (Art of Noise), born in Banbury, England
  • 1955 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1955 Mark Herndon, American country music drummer (Alabama - "Take Me Down"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1961 Cecile Licad, Filipina concert pianist (Leventritt Award, 1981), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1961 David Ake, American jazz pianist (Humanities) and educator, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1962 Emmanuelle Haïm, French harpsichordist, and conductor (Le Concert d'Astrée, 2000-present), born in Paris, France
  • 1963 Nina Stemme [Thöldte], Swedish dramatic soprano opera singer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1965 Greg Dulli, American rock guitarist, songwriter, and producer (The Afghan Whigs), born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • 1966 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein), born in Pankow, East Germany
  • 1966 Julian Joseph, British jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, (Dance of the Three Legged Elephants), and broadcaster (BBC), born in London, England
  • 1968 Sławomir Dobrzański, Polish concert pianist and music professor, born in Wrocław, Poland
  • 1972 Concha Buika [María Concepción Balboa Buika], Spanish singer ("Niña de Fuego"), born in Palma de Mallorca
  • 1978 Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1979 Erin Lang, Canadian alternative rock musician (Feral & Stray; The Tail Lights), born in Montreal, Quebec

Cory MonteithCory Monteith (1982-2013)

Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta

Holly ValanceHolly Valance (39 years old)

1983 Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer, born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • 1985 Sifow (Shiho Fujita), Japanese pop star and business woman, born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1988 Ace Hood [Antoine McColister], American rapper, born in Port St. Lucie, Florida
  • 1997 Coi Leray [Collins], American rapper (No More Parties), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1999 Sabrina Carpenter, American actress (Girl Meets World) and singer, born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania