Musicians Born on May 30

  • 1578 Valentin Dretzel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1658)
  • 1797 Johann Christian Lobe, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1881)
  • 1808 Joaquim Casimiro Jr., Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon (d. 1862)
  • 1844 Louis Varney, French composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1908)
  • 1853 Karl Valentin, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1918)
  • 1883 Riccardo Zandonai, Italian composer, born in Borgo Sacco, Rovereto, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1887 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1954)

Benny Goodman

1909 Benny Goodman, American clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

  • 1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie, British composer of film scores and pedagogue (The Green Man; St. Andrews University), born in Lewisham, London (d. 1983)
  • 1914 Bobby Sherwood, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1920 George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1985)
  • 1920 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1924 Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba (d. 2014) [birth year disputed]
  • 1925 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • 1926 Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1928 Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1930 David Evatt Tunley, Australian composer, born in Australia
  • 1932 Pauline Oliveros, composer (Sound Patterns), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1932 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, born in Oulu, Finland (d. 1981)
  • 1944 Lenny Davidson, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England
  • 1945 Gladys Horton, American pop singer (The Marvelettes - "Please Mr. Postman"; "Too Many Fish In The Sea"), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2011) [or 1944]
  • 1945 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947 Krishna Das [Jeffrey Kagel], American new age and kirtan vocalist, and record producer (All One), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1951 Zdravko Čolić, Yugoslav-Bosnian singer, born in Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
  • 1952 Alexander Toradze, Soviet Georgian-American concert pianist and music professor (University of Indiana, 1991-2017), born in Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR (d. 2022)
  • 1952 Zoltán Kocsis, Hungarian pianist, conductor and composer, born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1955 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • 1957 Chris Van Jaarsveld, guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
  • 1958 Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer (Roxette - Must Have Been Love), born in Össjö, Sweden (d. 2019)
  • 1960 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy, rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)

Tom Morello

1964 Tom Morello, American guitarist (Audioslave; Rage Against the Machine), born in NYC, New York

Wynonna Judd

1964 Wynonna Judd [Christina Ciminella], American country singer (The Judds), born in Ashland, Kentucky

  • 1966 Stephen Malkmus, American songwriter, singer and guitarist (Pavement), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1967 Martin Blunt, British rock singer (The Charlatans - "The Only One I Know"), born in West Midlands, England
  • 1968 Tim Burgess, English rock vocalist (Charlatans - "Only One I Know"), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
  • 1974 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1974 Cee-Lo Green [Thomas Callaway], American Grammy winning singer-songwriter (Crazy, F*** You), reality TV judge (The Voice), record producer, and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981 Devendra Banhart, Venezulan-American singer-songwriter (Cripple Crow), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1989 Kevin Covais, American singer (American Idol) and actor, born in Levittown, New York