Musicians Born on May 13

  • 1735 Horace Coignet, French violinist and composer (d. 1821)
  • 1746 Oliver Brownson, American composer, and music publisher, mostly of hymns, born in Bolton, Connecticut (d. 1815)
  • 1756 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • 1776 Charles Ots, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1845)
  • 1776 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, Portuguese composer (d. 1825)
  • 1842 Arthur Sullivan, British composer (The Golden Legend; Onward, Christian Soldiers), major-generally remembered for his comic operas with W.S. Gilbert (The Pirates of Penzance:, H.M.S Pinafore; The Mikado), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1847 Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, born in Haukedalen, Norway
  • 1854 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, born in Leipzig (d. 1935)
  • 1859 August Enna, Danish composer (The Witch), (d. 1939)
  • 1866 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, Hungarian composer and violinist of Czech descent, born in t Weißkirchen, Austrian Empire (d. 1900)
  • 1868 Paolo Gallico, Italian-American pianist and composer (The Apocalypse), born in Trieste (d. 1955)
  • 1874 Henry Clough-Leiter, American composer, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1956)
  • 1876 Raoul Laparra, French composer (Alyssa), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1943)
  • 1881 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian contralto singer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1943)
  • 1886 Joseph Achron, Lithianian-American violinist and composer (Golem Suite), born in Lozdzieje, Russian Empire (now Lazdijai, Lithuania) (d. 1943)
  • 1911 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1912 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1914 (Louis Charles) "L. C. Robinson, American blues singer, guitarist, fiddler, and electric steel guitar player, born in Brenham, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1918 T. Balasaraswati, Bharatanatyam dancer (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • 1922 Bea Arthur [Bernice Frankel], American Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress (Mame; Maude; The Golden Girls), and singer, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1923 (William) "Red" Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Anthony Milner, British composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Karl-Heinz Köper, German conductor, and composer (Tuba-Tabu; Pop Corn Concerto), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1929 Creed Taylor, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and bossa nova record producer (Stan Getz; Wes Montgomery), and label founder (Impluse!; CTI Records), born in Lynchburg, Virginia (d. 2022)
  • 1933 Alden Ashforth, American composer and professor of ethno-musicology, born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Stig Gustav Schonberg, Swedish composer and organist, born in Västra Husby, Sweden
  • 1935 Dominic Cossa, American baritone, born in Jessup, Pennsylvania
  • 1935 Nigel Butterley, Australian pianist, composer (The True Samaritan), educator, and radio broadcaster, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1935 Yizhak Sadai, Israeli composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2019)
  • 1937 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Teddy Randazzo, American pop singer-songwriter (I'm on the Outside Looking In), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1940 Richard Brooks, American soul singer (Impressions, 1958-62 - "Gypsy Woman"), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1941 Joe Brown, British singer, guitarist and ukulele player ("A Picture of You"; "I'll See You In My Dreams"), born in Swarby, England
  • 1941 Ritchie Valens [Valenzuela], American rock singer ("Donna"; "La Bamba"), born in Pacoima, California (d. 1959)
  • 1942 Jim Douglas, Scottish jazz guitarist, born in Gifford, East Lothian
  • 1943 Mary Wells, American pop singer ("My Guy"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1944 Carolyn Franklin, American singer-songwriter ("Angel"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1945 Louis "Blue Lou" Marini, American saxophonist, arranger, and composer (Blues Brothers), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1945 Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonica player and musician (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1947 Pete Overend Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Yardley, Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish folk-country singer-songwriter ("Turn A Deaf Ear"), born in St Andrews, Fife
  • 1948 David "Hawk" Wolinski, American funk keyboardist (Rufus; Chaka Kahn), and record producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Jane Glover, British conductor (London Mozart Players, 1984-91; Music of the Baroque Ennsemble (Chicago), 2002-), born in Helmsley, England
  • 1949 Piotr Moss, Polish-French contemporary classical composer, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 1950 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)

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1950 American singer-songwriter ("You Are The Sunshine Of My Life"; "Sir Duke"), born in Saginaw, Michigan

  • 1951 Guus Janssens, Dutch jazz and classical pianist, harpsichordist, and composer, born in Heiloo, Netherlands
  • 1951 Paul Thompson, British rock drummer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug")
  • 1954 Johnny Logan [Seán Sherrard], Irish celtic-pop singer and songwriter ("Hold Me Now"), born in Frankston, Australia
  • 1955 Xiaoyong Chen, Chinese contemporary classical composer (Invisible Landscapes), born in Beijing, China
  • 1956 David Hollestelle, Dutch rock guitarist (Herman Brood & His Wild Romance), born in Hilversum, Netherlands
  • 1959 Paul Pesco, Eurasian American session guitarist, singer-songwriter and record producer, born in Canandaigua, New York
  • 1963 Julian Brookhouse, British rock guitarist (Curiosity Killed Cat - Keep Your Distance), born in Putney, London, England
  • 1965 Lari White, American country music singer and actress (You Can Be A Star winner- 1988), born in Dunedin, Florida (d. 2018)
  • 1965 Tasmin Little, English classical violinist, born in London, England
  • 1966 Alison Goldfrapp, English singer-songwriter (Seventh Tree), born in London
  • 1966 Darius Rucker, American rock singer (Hootie & the Blowfish - "Only Wanna Be With You"), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1967 Chuck Schuldiner, American heavy metal singer-songwriter and guitarist (Death; Control Denied) (d. 2001)
  • 1967 Melanie Thornton, American pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1968 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • 1969 Buckethead [Brian Carroll], American underground guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Patricia Leonard, American classical composer (My Dearest Friend; Strangely Close, Yet Distant), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Sevren Ni-Arb [André Schmechta], German techno-trance musician (X Marks the Pedwalk), born in Germany
  • 1974 Tim McMahon, American hardcore punk rock singer (Mouthpiece:, Hands Tied: Triple Threat), born in New Jersey
  • 1977 Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Almelo, Netherlands
  • 1977 Pusha T [Terrence LeVarr Thornton], American rapper and record executive (Daytona), born in New York City
  • 1979 Michael Madden, American rock bassist (Maroon 5, 1994-2020), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1980 Mau Marcelo, Filipina-American soul and R&B singer, born in Lucena, Philippines
  • 1982 Drew Holcomb, American singer-songwriter, and bandleader (Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors), born in Memphis, Tennesee
  • 1983 Casey Donovan, Australian pop singer (Australian Idol, 2004), born in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1983 Grégory Lemarchal, French singer, born in La Tronche, France (d. 2007)
  • 1993 Morgan Wallen, American country music singer-songwriter (Dangerous), born in Sneedville, Tennessee