Birthdays in Music on May 19

  • 1616 Johann Jakob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
  • 1746 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer
  • 1755 Gabriele Prota, composer
  • 1770 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • 1839 Alice Mary Smith, composer
  • 1861 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
  • 1873 Federico Gerdes, composer
  • 1878 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer
  • 1884 Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
  • 1895 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • 1895 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • 1901 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1909 Schlomo Joffe, composer
  • 1924 Sandy Galbraith Wilson, composer
  • 1926 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1929 Michael Adamis, composer
  • 1930 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • 1931 Ruben Radica, composer
  • 1931 Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor
  • 1932 Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
  • 1934 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1939 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • 1939 Tomasz Sikorski, composer
  • 1940 Mickey Newbury, rocker
  • 1941 Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer

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1945 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1947 Jerry Hyman, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Grace Jones, Jamacian singer/actress (Vamp, A View to a Kill), born in Spanish Town, St. Catherine
  • 1948 Tom Scott, LA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
  • 1949 Dusty Hill, rocker (ZZ Top)
  • 1951 Joey Ramone, [Jeffrey Hyman], lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones (Baby I Love You)
  • 1952 Barbara Loomis, rocker (BT Express)
  • 1954 Phil Rudd, Australian rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1956 Martyn Ware, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1960 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1962 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • 1972 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • 1981 Nate Cole, American singer
  • 1991 Jordan Pruitt, American singer
  • 1992 Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter (Stay with Me), born in London