Birthdays in Music on May 24

  • May
  • 1610 Giovanni Battista Chinelli, Italian composer, born in Moletolo, Parma, Italy (d. 1677)
  • 1677 Alexandre de Villeneuve, French composer, born in Hyères, France (d. 1756)
  • 1736 Juan de Sesé y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, born in Calanda, Aragon, Spain (d. 1801)
  • 1754 Giacomo Conti, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1805)
  • 1767 Josef Schnabel, German composer, born in Naumburg am Queis, Silesia (d. 1831)
  • 1767 Ferdinand Franzl, German composer, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1833)
  • 1781 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • 1831 Richard Hoffman, English-American composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1909)
  • 1841 Tito Mattei, Italian pianist and composer, born in Campobasso, Italy (d. 1914)
  • 1881 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
  • 1886 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • 1903 Hilding Hallnäs, Swedish composer (Kärlekens ringdans), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, born in Daruvar, Croatia (d. 1996)
  • 1910 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, Finnish composer (Angoscia, Trittico sinfonico), born in Raisio, Finland (d. 1961)

  • 1912 Joan Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Hans-Martin Linde, German composer, born in Iserlohn, Germany
  • 1932 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist, born in Chingford, England
  • 1936 Harold Budd, American avant-garde composer, born in Los Angeles

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, born in Berlin (2014)
  • 1941 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1942 Derek Quinn, English guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now), born in Manchester, England
  • 1944 Patti LaBelle, American singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1947 Mike Reid, American country singer (Walk on Faith), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1947 Albert Bouchard, American musician, singer and songwriter (Blue Öyster Cult), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session musician, composer and record producer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Ernst Jansz, Dutch keyboardist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Amsterdam
  • 1951 Rob Baker, Canadian rock drummer (Red Rider)
  • 1953 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director and corporate entertainment provider (Billy Joel), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRosanne Cash

1955 Rosanne Cash, American country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1956 Helen Terry, British rocker (Now You're Mine), born in England
  • 1960 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straights), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1963 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer, born in Alle, Switzerland
  • 1967 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • 1967 Steve McDonald, American rocker (Redd Kross), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1969 Rich Robinson, American rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • 1973 Ruslana [Lyzhychko], Ukrainian singer and songwriter, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1975 Maria Lawson, English singer (Ti.Pi.Cal.), born in London
  • 1976 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1980 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress and singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1986 Mark Ballas, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1987 Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish singer, born in Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland
  • 1988 Billy Gilman, American singer (One Voice), born in Westerly, Rhode Island
  • 1991 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer (ZYX), born in Minami-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1997 Exzavier Whitley, American folk singer (Finally Happy), born in Omaha, Nebraska