Birthdays in Music on May 3

  • 1649 Johann Valentin Meder, composer
  • 1708 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1729 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
  • 1737 Friedrich Schwindl, composer
  • 1742 Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
  • 1744 Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer
  • 1752 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
  • 1819 Nicola De Giosa, composer
  • 1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
  • 1873 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
  • 1886 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Hugo Friedhofer, composer

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1903 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1910 Alceo Galliera, composer
  • 1911 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
  • 1912 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • 1915 Evencio Castellanos, composer
  • 1916 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • 1917 James Penberthy, composer
  • 1917 Betty Comden, American lyricist, (d. 2006)
  • 1919 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921 Joe Ames, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1923 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor
  • 1928 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), born in Spencer, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1930 David Evatt Tunley, composer
  • 1931 Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer

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1933 James Brown, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 1934 Georg Kroll, German composer, born in Linz
  • 1934 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
  • 1940 Konrad "Conny" Plank, German record producer and musician
  • 1950 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
  • 1951 Christopher Cross [Geppert], American singer-songwriter (Arthur's Theme, Sailing), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1953 Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1953 Van McLain, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • 1954 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)
  • 1955 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • 1957 Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • 1959 David Ball, English rock keyboardist (Soft Cell), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1968 Jay Darlington, English keyboardist (Kula Shaker), born in London
  • 1968 Shane Minor, American singer
  • 1971 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva)
  • 1975 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist
  • 1978 Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol)
  • 1981 Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny's Child)
  • 1983 Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer
  • 1984 Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer
  • 1985 Greg Raposo, American pop/rock singer