Birthdays in Music on May 23

  • May
  • 1644 Thomas Eisenhut, German composer, born in Aursburg, Germany (d. 1702)
  • 1696 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer and organist, born in Hausen, Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1763)
  • 1737 Louis François Chambray, French composer, born in Château de Chambray, Evreux, France (d. 1807)
  • 1741 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, born in Motta di Livenza, Italy (d. 1801)
  • 1756 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • 1759 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1833)
  • 1794 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1870)
  • 1799 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), born in London (d. 1845)
  • 1843 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
  • 1851 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • 1871 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, born in Drammen (d. 1904)
  • 1889 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1901 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • 1902 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), born in Berlin (d. 1985)
  • 1906 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • 1910 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor (Begin the Beguine), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1910 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • 1911 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • 1914 Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
  • 1916 M Jean Francaix, composer
  • 1918 Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, band leader and record producer, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1985)
  • 1919 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 1919 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 1921 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz musician, actor and broadcaster (It's Great to Be Young), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1923 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1924 Desmond Carrington, British radio host (The Music Goes Round), born in Bromley (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Malcolm "Mac" Wiseman, American bluegrass singer, born in Crimora, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • 1928 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1928 Jeannie Carson [Shufflebottom], British-born comedian, actress, singer and dancer (As Long as They're Happy, An Alligator Named Daisy), born in Yorkshire, England
  • 1928 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1933 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1933 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1936 Ingeborg Hallstein, German opera singer
  • 1939 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Jackson Hill, composer
  • 1941 General George Norman Johnson, American singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • 1944 Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
  • 1945 Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
  • 1946 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Judy Rodman, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too), born in Riverside, California
  • 1952 James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
  • 1952 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • 1955 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1957 Thereza Bazar, British-Canadian singer (Dollar-Love's Gotta Hold on Me), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1957 Jimmy McShane, singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1958 Shelly West, country singer (Red Hot, West by West), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1958 François Feldman, French singer
  • 1967 Philip Selway, British alternative-rock singer-songwriter and drummer for Radiohead, born in Oxfordshire, England

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1974 Jewel Kilcher, American singer-songwriter (Pieces of You), born in Payson, Utah

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  • 1974 Mónica Naranjo, Spanish singer, born in Figueres, Spain
  • 1974 Charlie Yeung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Seven Swords), born in Hong Kong
  • 1978 Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182)
  • 1981 Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer, now singer with The Pipettes
  • 1982 Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
  • 1982 Tristan Prettyman, American musician
  • 1983 Cristiano Bilanzola, Canadian musician and filmmaker
  • 1983 Heidi Range, English singer (Sugababes)