Birthdays in Music on May 27

  • 1738 Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer
  • 1799 Jacques-Francois-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer
  • 1806 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
  • 1822 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
  • 1822 Josef Joachim Raff, composer
  • 1849 "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
  • 1884 Max Brod, Czech-born Israeli composer, writer and biographer of Kafta, born in Prague (d. 1968)
  • 1888 Louis Durey, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1891 Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
  • 1895 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • 1902 Celius Dougherty, composer
  • 1907 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
  • 1908 Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
  • 1909 Isador Goodman, composer
  • 1914 Hugh Le Caine, composer
  • 1921 Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
  • 1928 Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer (Mary Queen of Scots, Pontalba), born in Barnton, Edinburgh
  • 1929 Donald Howard Keats, composer
  • 1930 Eino Tamberg, composer
  • 1931 Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
  • 1931 Veroslav Neumann, composer
  • 1932 [Herman] Junior Parker, Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train)
  • 1932 Jeffrey Bernard, singer
  • 1935 Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
  • 1935 Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
  • 1939 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1939 Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
  • 1940 Rene Koering, composer
  • 1942 Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • 1943 Cilla Black [Priscilla White], pop singer and TV personality (Blind Date), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Bruce Cockburn, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker), born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1946 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • 1947 Liana Alexandra, composer
  • 1948 Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
  • 1958 Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
  • 1966 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • 1971 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, American singer (TLC) (d. 2002)
  • 1972 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • 1975 André 3000, American musician (OutKast)
  • 1975 Jadakiss, American rapper (The Lox)
  • 1981 Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor