On This Day

Musicians Born on May 28

  • 1765 Jean Baptiste Cartier, French musician and composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1841)
  • 1777 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, Flemish composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1858)
  • 1778 Friedrich Westenholz, German composer, born in Ludwigslust, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1779 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)
  • 1780 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • 1798 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, born in Prague (d. 1876)
  • 1830 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian child piano prodigy, and composer, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • 1841 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1914)
  • 1844 Léon Vasseur, French composer, born in Bapaume, France (d. 1917)
  • 1883 George Dyson, British organist and composer (The Canterbury Pilgrims), born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1883 Luigi Perrachio, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1966)
  • 1886 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American violinist and conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1918-32; Seattle Symphony, 1938-41; co-founder & director of La Jolla Music Society, 1941-65), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1965)
  • 1889 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights; Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), born in Almería, Spain
  • 1896 Marius Monnikendam, Dutch choir composer, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1898 Andy Kirk, American jazz saxophonist, tuba player, and bandleader (Clouds Of Joy - "I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You)"), born in Newport, Kentucky (d. 1992)
  • 1900 Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter (Lovie Austin; King Oliver; New Orleans Feetwarmers; Noble Sissle; Sidney Bechet), born in Mandeville, Louisiana (d. 1939)
  • 1904 Shalva Mikhailovich Mshvelidze, Russian composer, born in Tiflis (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Phil Regan, American actor and singer ("My Wild Irish Rose"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)

T-Bone Walker

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

  • 1910 Arthur Trappier, American jazz drummer (Blanche Calloway: Fats Waller), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1975)
  • 1911 Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Austrian violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)
  • 1917 "Papa" John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna; Jefferson Airplane), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone (Doktor Faust), born in Zehlendorf, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Russ Freeman, American classically trained bebop and cool jazz pianist and composer (Art Pepper; Charlie Parker; Chet Baker; Clifford Brown; Shelly Manne), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1927 Bernhard Lewkovitch, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1930 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1930 Lawrence "Tricky" Lofton, American jazz trombonist, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1931 Peter Talbot Westergaard, American composer and educator, born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Henning Christiansen, Danish experimental composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Maki Ishii, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Prince Buster [Cecil Bustamente Campbell], Jamaican-born reggae musician and producer (Madness), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2016)
  • 1940 Hans Dulfer, Dutch funk and jazz-fusion tenor saxophonist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1943 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1999)
  • 1943 Tony Mansfield [Anthony Bookbinder], British rock drummer (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - "Little Children"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1943 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • 1944 Billy Vera, American rock singer-songwriter (Billy & The Beaters - "At This Moment"; "Into the Night"), born in Riverside, California
  • 1944 Gladys Knight, American singer known as the Empress of Soul (The Pips - "Midnight Train to Georgia"), 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 songwriter, guitarist, and singer (Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Have You Ever Seen The Rain"; "Lookin' Out My Backdoor"), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1947 Leland Sklar, American bass guitarist and session musician (James Taylor; Crosby, Stills & Nash), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Ray Laidlaw, British folk-rock drummer (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"; Jack the Lad), born in England
  • 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American punk rock singer-songwriter (The Plasmatics), born in Webster, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1949 Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1952 Deborah Jo Billingsley, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and songwriter, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • 1953 Arto Lindsay, American guitarist, composer (Lounge Lizards; Ambitious Lovers), and producer (Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Lucas Santtana), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1954 George E Mahlberg, American astronomer (Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson, California, 1974-78), movie actor, sound engineer, and DJ (Dr. Cosmo), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1954 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, born in Kazan, USSR (d. 1988)
  • 1955 Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, born in Cummins, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1959 Léon Klaassen, Dutch session and touring rock and jazz drummer (Powerplay; The Pilgrims; D'Wys), born in The Netherlands
  • 1959 Steve Strange [Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1961 Roland Gift, British pop-rock singer (Fine Young Cannibals - "She Drives Me Crazy"), and actor, born in Sparkhill, Birmingham, England
  • 1962 Phil Vassar, American country music singer-songwriter ("Just Another Day In Paradise"), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1963 Gavin Harrison, British progressive rock drummer (Porcupine Tree; King Crimson; Pineapple Thief), born in Harrow, Middlesex, England
  • 1965 Chris Ballew, American alt rock singer-songwriter, and bassist (The Presidents Of The United States -"Lump"; Caspar Babypants), born in Seattle, Washington

Kylie Minogue

1968 Kylie Minogue, Australian pop singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out of My Head"), and actress, born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • 1977 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1980 Mark Feehily, Irish pop singer (Westlife - "Flying Without Wings"), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • 1981 Adam Green, American anti-folk singer-songwriter, born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1985 Colbie Caillat, American folk-pop singer-songwriter ("Breakthrough"; " Bubbly"; "Brighter Than the Sun"), born in Malibu, California