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Musicians Born on May 24

  • 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, British-American pianist, and 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 organist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1951-62), and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • 1901 Frank Signorelli, American jazz pianist (Original Dixieland Jazz Band), born in New York City (d. 1975)
  • 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 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Herbie Fields [Bernfeld], American jazz saxophonist and bandleader ("Dardanella"), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1958)
  • 1922 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Charles "Majeed" Greenlee, American jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1993)
  • 1930 Hans-Martin Linde, German flute and recorder virtuoso, born in Werne, Germany
  • 1932 Elaine Malbin, American opera singer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist, born in Chingford, England
  • 1935 Valerie Capers, American jazz pianist, composer ("Sing About Love"; "Sojourner"), and educator, born in New York City
  • 1936 Harold Budd, American avant-garde ambient pianist and composer (The Pavilion of Dreams), born in Los Angeles (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1938 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican singer-songwriter and producer ("Al Capone"; "Madness", "Whine and Grine"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1939 Clint Miller, American rockabilly singer ("Bertha Lou"), and politician (Virginia House of Representatives, 1972-96), born in Ferguson, North Carolina

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter ("Blowin' In The Wind"; "The Times They Are A-Changin'"; "Positively Fourth Street") 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, Italian-American rock guitarist (Standells - "Dirty Water"), born in Sicily, Italy
  • 1941 Charles Earland, American jazz Hammond organist, and bandleader, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Derek Quinn, British guitarist (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2020)
  • 1944 Patti LaBelle [Holte], American singer (LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945 Terry Callier, American soul, folk and jazz guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("What Color Is Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1946 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash, 1969-90 - 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 - "Don't Fear The Reaper"), born in Watertown, New York
  • 1947 Robert "Waddy" Wachtel, American session guitarist, composer and record producer (Warren Zevon; Stevie Nicks; James Taylor; Linda Ronstadt; Jackson Browne), 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, 1975-85 - "Lunatic Fringe"; "White Hot"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953 Mark Rivera, American saxophonist, musical director (Billy Joel; Ringo Starr), and corporate entertainment provider born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestRosanne Cash

1955 Rosanne Cash, American country singer ("Seven Year Ache"; "Black Cadillac"), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1959 Mario Igrec, Croatian jazz guitarist, composer and music professor (Cubismo), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1960 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straits), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1960 Ken Schaphorst, American jazz composer, performer, big band leader and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), 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, Manchester, Jamaica (d. 2011)
  • 1967 Steve McDonald, American rocker (Redd Kross), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1969 Rich Robinson, American rock guitarist (Black Crowes - "Shake Your Money Maker"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), born in Glenridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1973 Ruslana [Lyzhychko], Ukrainian pop singer and songwriter, born in Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine)
  • 1975 Maria Lawson, British soul and R&B singer (Ti.Pi.Cal.), born in London
  • 1976 Alessandro Cortini, Italian rock musician (Nine Inch Nails), born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1980 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong-Australian actress (Fly Me To Polaris) and cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1985 Yasushi Gonjo, Japanese jazz double bassist (Gingerbread Boys), born in Yamaguchi, Japan
  • 1986 Mark Ballas, American professional dancer (Dancing with the Stars), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1987 Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish pop singer, born in Skarżysko-Kamienna, Poland
  • 1988 Billy Gilman, American singer (One Voice), born in Westerly, Rhode Island
  • 1989 G-Eazy [Gerald Earl Gillum], American rapper ("Me, Myself & I"; "No Limit"), born in Oakland, California
  • 1991 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer (ZYX), born in Minami-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1997 Exzavier Whitley, American folk singer ("Finally Happy"), born in Omaha, Nebraska