Birthdays in Music on May 6

  • 1790 Vaclav Vilem Wurfel, composer
  • 1797 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)
  • 1800 Ferdinand Marcucci, composer
  • 1809 William Walker, composer
  • 1814 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, violinist/composer
  • 1838 Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer
  • 1858 Georges Adolphe Hue, composer
  • 1871 August Reusner, composer
  • 1879 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
  • 1882 Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian composer (Gergana), born in Plovdiv (d. 1931)
  • 1894 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • 1898 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1905 Norman De Tar, composer
  • 1908 Necil Kazim Akses, composer
  • 1913 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)

  • 1915 George Perle, composer (12 Tone Tonality), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1917 Kal Mann, American lyricist (d. 2001)
  • 1918 Godfrey Ridout, composer
  • 1921 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1924 Denny Wright, British guitarist (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Marguerite Piazza, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • 1929 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • 1932 Gunther Hauk, composer
  • 1936 Sylvia Robinson, rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange)
  • 1939 Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • 1940 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945 Bob Seger, Dearborn Mich, rock & Roll artist (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down)
  • 1945 Victoria Bond, composer
  • 1950 Robbie McIntosh, drummer (Avg White Band-Show your Hand)
  • 1958 Lolita Flores, Spanish singer and actress
  • 1960 Bart de Boer, Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green)
  • 1960 Larry Steinbachek, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
  • 1960 John Flansburgh, American musician
  • 1960 Phyllis Treigle, American soprano
  • 1962 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • 1963 Alessandra Ferri, British ballerina (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1968 Lætitia Sadier, French singer (Stereolab)
  • 1971 Chris Shiflett, Guitarist for Foo Fighters
  • 1980 Taebin, Korean singer (1TYM)
  • 1981 Matthew Leone, bassist of Madina Lake
  • 1981 Nathan Leone, lead singer of Madina Lake
  • 1981 Mark O'Connell, American drummer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1986 Cindy Daniel, Quebec singer