On This Day

Musicians Born on May 5

  • 1657 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer (d. 1708)
  • 1680 Giuseppe Porsile, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1750)
  • 1715 Daniel Dal Barba, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1801)
  • 1749 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794) [1]
  • 1819 Stanisław Moniuszko, Polish conductor, composer (Straszny dwór - The Haunted Manor), and teacher, born in Ubiel, Minsk Governate, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1872)
  • 1842 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, born in Frauental, Styria, Austria (d. 1899)
  • 1846 Federico Chueca, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1908)
  • 1848 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • 1854 Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
  • 1865 Felicjan Szopski, Polish composer, born in Krzeszowice, Poland (d. 1939)
  • 1867 T. Tertius Noble, English composer, born in Bath, England (d. 1953)
  • 1869 Hans Pfitzner, German composer (Palestrina), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1871 Alberto Cametti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1935)
  • 1883 Léopold Samuel, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1883 Petar Konjović, Serbian composer, born in Čurug, Serbia (d. 1970)
  • 1885 Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer (La Catedral), born in San Juan Bautista, Paraguay (d. 1944)
  • 1886 Manuel Borguñó, Spanish pianist, composer, choral director, and pedagogue, born in Rubí, Spain (d. 1973)
  • 1899 (Adolphe) Paul Barbarinan American jazz drummer (King Oliver; Red Allen Sextet; Onward Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1900 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan gewinnt), born in Berlin (d. 1973)
  • 1901 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • 1907 Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 2001)
  • 1911 (Thaman) "Pete" Daily, American swing and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist (The Chicagoans), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1914 Frank Carlson, American jazz and session drummer (Woody Herman, 1937-42 - "The Golden Wedding"), born in New York City
  • 1915 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello, Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1918 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1921 Sonja Oosterman, Dutch singer (Marketensters) (d. 2008)
  • 1922 J. D. "Jay" Miller, American record producer, born in Iota, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1924 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Marshall Grant, American bassist (Johnny Cash's Tennessee Two), born in Bryson City, North Carolina (d. 2011)
  • 1929 (Jacqueline) "Ilene" Woods, American radio singer and actress (Disney's Cinderella), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Joyce Collins, American jazz and film and television session pianist, singer, and educator, born in Battle Mountain, Nevada (d. 2010)
  • 1932 Aurel Stroe, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 2008)
  • 1934 John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Edward "Kidd" Jordan, American jazz saxophonist and music educator, born in Crowley, New Orleans
  • 1936 Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), born in Islington, England (d. 2014)
  • 1937 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme; White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • 1938 Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer ("Disco Lady"; "I Believe In You"), born in Crawfordsville, Arkansas (d. 2000)
  • 1941 Stanley Cowell American jazz pianist (Heath Brothers), record label co-founder (Strata-East), and educator, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2020)

Tammy Wynette

1942 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

  • 1943 Raphael [Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez], Spanish singer, born in Linares
  • 1948 Bill Ward, English heavy metal drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1948 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply - "All Out Of Love"), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1950 Maggie MacNeal, Dutch singer (Mouth & MacNeal - "I See A Star"), born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • 1950 Googoosh [Faegheh Atashin (فائقه آتشین)], Persian singer and actress, born in Sarcheshmeh Street, Tehran
  • 1950 Galen Fous, American acoustic jazz-fusion guitarist (Sacred Ground), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1951 Rex Goh, Singaporean-Australian rock guitarist (Air Supply -"The One That You Love"), born in Singapore
  • 1952 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Angelo Kimball, American rock guitarist (Face To Face), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Roddy Radiation [Byers], British ska and rockabilly guitarist, singer, and songwriter (The Specials - "Hey' Little Rich Girl"; The Skabillys), born in Keresley, Coventry, England
  • 1956 Dick Kemper, Dutch rock vocalist and bassist (Vandenberg), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1959 Ian McCulloch English rock vocalist (Echo & Bunnymen - "Heaven Up Here"), born in Liverpool
  • 1959 Steve Stevens [Schneider], American rock guitarist and songwriter (Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"; Bozzio Levin Stevens), born in New York City
  • 1962 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter ("Mine, Mine, Mine"), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1962 Gary Daly, British new wave rock keyboardist, singer, and songwriter (China Crisis - "Wishful Thinking"), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1962 Kevin Mooney, British rock bassist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes"), born in Greenwich, London, England
  • 1963 James LaBrie, Canadian singer (Dream Theater), born in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
  • 1964 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1966 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1971 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater) (d. 2005)
  • 1978 Ola Gjeilo, Norwegian composer (Dreamweaver), born in Skui, Norway
  • 1978 Marcus Lewis, American jazz trombonist, composer, arranger, and band leader, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1979 Bodek Janke, Polish jazz drummers, percussionist, and tabla player, born in Warsaw Poland

Craig David

1981 Craig David, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia), born in Southampton, Hampshire

  • 1984 Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire), born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1986 Théo Ceccaldi, French jazz violinist, viola player, and composer, (Tricollectif), born in Pithiviers, France
  • 1987 Marija Šestić, Bosnian singer (Rijeka bez imena), born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia
  • 1988 Brooke Hogan, American singer (Undiscovered), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1988 Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter (Sumo Cyco), born in Bolton, Ontario, Canada

Adele

1988 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], British pop-rock singer-songwriter ("Rolling In The Deep"; "Someone Like You"), born in Tottenham, London

Chris Brown

1989 Chris Brown, American R&B singer, born in Tappahannock, Virginia

  • 1994 Celeste [Epiphany Waite], British singer (Not Your Muse), born in Culver City, California