Birthdays in Music on May 4

  • 1611 Carlo Rainaldi, Italian architect and composer, born in Rome (d. 1691)
  • 1738 Josef Kohaut, composer
  • 1744 Marianne von Martinez, composer
  • 1763 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer
  • 1767 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • 1769 Charles Hague, composer
  • 1777 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer
  • 1835 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer
  • 1860 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1867 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer
  • 1891 Frederick Jacobi, composer
  • 1902 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • 1904 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1912 Lou Brown, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1915 Pedro Saenz, Argentine and Spanish composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1995)
  • 1916 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
  • 1917 Edward Toner Cone, composer
  • 1919 Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • 1919 Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • 1921 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
  • 1923 Edward "Ed" Cassidy, American musician (Spirit), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
  • 1924 Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva, composer
  • 1928 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • 1930 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (USSR State Radio), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1932 Fausto Razzi, composer
  • 1937 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • 1937 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer
  • 1937 Dick Dale, American guitarist
  • 1938 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • 1941 David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • 1942 Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1943 Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
  • 1943 Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
  • 1944 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1945 George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1949 Zal Cleminson, Scottis guitarist (Alex Harvey Band), born in Glasgow
  • 1950 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
  • 1951 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • 1951 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • 1951 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • 1954 Julie Budd, American singer (Child of Plenty), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • 1956 Sharon Jones, soul singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1959 Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
  • 1961 Jay Aston, English singer (Bucks Fizz), born in Purley, Surrey
  • 1961 Jay Aston, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel), born in Porthcawl, South Wales
  • 1962 Oleta Adams, American singer
  • 1968 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • 1970 Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)

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1972 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

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  • 1975 Pablo Ruiz, spanish singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1979 Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • 1982 Hector King, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • 1982 Rasheeda, American hiphop singer
  • 1985 Anthony Fedorov, American singer
  • 1987 Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer