Birthdays in Music on May 28

  • 1765 Jean Baptiste Cartier, composer
  • 1777 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer
  • 1778 Friedrich Westenholz, composer
  • 1780 Joseph Frohlich, composer
  • 1798 Josef Dessauer, composer
  • 1830 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian Saxon composer and pianist
  • 1831 Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
  • 1841 Giovanni Sgambati, composer
  • 1844 Leon Felix Augustin Joseph Vasseur, composer
  • 1883 George Dyson, composer
  • 1883 Luigi Perrachio, composer
  • 1886 Nicolai Sokoloff, near conductor (Seattle Symph), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1896 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer
  • 1898 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • 1900 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • 1904 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer
  • 1906 Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)
  • 1907 Henry Ritz, comedian/dancer (Ritz Brothers)

Person of interestT-Bone Walker

1910 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1915 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • 1917 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1923 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone (Doktor Faust), (d. 2012), born in Zehlendorf, Germany
  • 1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch, composer
  • 1930 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
  • 1931 Ervin Junger, composer
  • 1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard, composer
  • 1932 Henning Christiansen, composer
  • 1934 Julian Slade, composer
  • 1934 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Prince Buster, Jamaican reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, tenor saxophonist/director (Paradiso)
  • 1943 Dennis Riley, composer
  • 1943 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1943 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Billy Vera, musician (& Beaters-At This Moment, Into the Night)
  • 1944 Gladys Knight, singer, leader of Pips (Last Train), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • 1944 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1945 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1947 Leland Sklar, musician and bass guitarist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Ray Laidlaw, British rock drummer (Jack the Lad)
  • 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, rocker/actor (Cookie, Desperately Seeking Susan)
  • 1954 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1959 Leon "The Bop" Klaasse, rock drummer/singer (The Pilgrims-Red)
  • 1959 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1961 Roland Gift, UK, rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • 1963 Gavin Harrison, British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1964 Phil Vassar, American country music singer
  • 1965 Chris Ballew, American musician

Person of interestKylie Minogue

1968 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Pop Star & Singer Kylie Minogue
Pop Star & Singer
Kylie Minogue
  • 1977 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1980 Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • 1981 Adam Green, American singer and songwriter
  • 1985 Colbie Caillat, American folk singer-songwriter