On This Day

Birthdays in Music on May 14

  • 1652 Johann Philipp Fortsch, German composer, statesman and physician, born in Wertheim am Main (d. 1732)
  • 1707 Antonio Teixeira, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. after 1769)
  • 1805 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer
  • 1816 Gualtiero Sanelli, Italian composer, born in Parma (d. 1861)
  • 1864 Eleanor Everest Freer, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • 1870 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • 1885 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1891 Egon Kornauth, Austrian composer, born in Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1959)
  • 1892 Arthur Vincent Lourie, Russian composer, born in Propoysk, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1892 Felix Petyrek, Austrian composer, born in Brno, Austria (d. 1951)
  • 1893 Ivan Alexandrovich Vishnegradsky, composer
  • 1895 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • 1897 Sidney Bechet, American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and band leader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1959)
  • 1898 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • 1898 [Arthur] Zutty Singleton, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), born in Bunkie, Louisiana (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)

  • 1911 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • 1916 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1917 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2003)
  • 1924 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • 1925 Patrice Munsel, soprano (Patrice Munsel Show), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1925 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • 1925 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1926 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, born in Brno (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Will "Dub" Jones, American bass singer (The Coasters - Charlie Brown), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1931 Alvin Augustus Lucier Jr, composer
  • 1932 [Donald William] Bob Johnston, American music producer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • 1934 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • 1936 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1937 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Troy Shondell, American singer (This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Gerald Mark Shapiro, composer
  • 1943 Derek "Lek" Leckenby, English rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits), born in Leeds, England (d. 1994)
  • 1943 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1944 Gene Cornish, rock bassist/vocalist (Fotomaker, Rascals), born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1946 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • 1947 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951 Jay Beckenstein, American saxophonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1952 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • 1953 Tom Cochrane, Canadian rock vocalist/guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1959 Patrick Bruel, Algerian/French actor/rock vocalist (Coup of Sirocco)
  • 1960 Anne Clark, English singer
  • 1962 C. C. DeVille, American rocker (Poison - Talk Dirty to Me), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962 Ian Astbury, Merseyside, rock vocalist (Cult-Fire Woman)
  • 1966 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter and dancer (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • 1966 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • 1966 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!), born in Oakland California
  • 1969 Danny Wood, American musician (New Kids), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Raphael Wiggins, rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California
  • 1973 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • 1976 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • 1981 Sarbel [Michael Maronitis], British-Cypriot pop singer (Se Pira Sovara), born in London, England
  • 1983 Anahí, Mexican actress and singer (RBD)
  • 1983 Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1993 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer (iCarly), born in Los Angeles, California