Birthdays in Music 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, 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 Kresimir Fribec, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 1932 Elaine Malbin, opera singer
  • 1934 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • 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 Brian Dennis, composer
  • 1941 Konrad Boehmer, composer
  • 1941 Tony Valentino, rocker (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • 1942 Derek Quinn, guitarist (Freddie & Dreamers-I'm Telling You Now)
  • 1944 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • 1947 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • 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, 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, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Country Singer Rosanne Cash
Country Singer
Rosanne Cash
  • 1956 Helen Terry, rocker (Now You're Mine)
  • 1960 Guy Fletcher, British musician and keyboardist (Dire Straights), born in Maidstone, Kent
  • 1963 Gene Anthony Ray, dancer/actor (Leroy-Fame), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1963 Kathy Leander, Swiss singer
  • 1967 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • 1967 Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)
  • 1969 Rich Robinson, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)
  • 1970 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)
  • 1973 Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
  • 1975 Maria Lawson, British Singer
  • 1976 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
  • 1980 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1986 Mark Ballas, professional dancer
  • 1987 Dominika Kasprzycka, Polish singer
  • 1988 Billy Gilman, American singer
  • 1991 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
  • 1997 Exzavier Whitley, American folk singer (Finally Happy), born in Omaha, Nebraska