Birthdays in Music on May 7

  • 1704 Carl Heinrich Graun, composer
  • 1769 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer
  • 1803 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer
  • 1833 Johannes Brahms, composer, born in Hamburg, Germany

Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

  • 1873 Clarence Dickinson, composer
  • 1883 Gino Roncaglia, composer
  • 1901 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • 1907 Jef van Durme, composer
  • 1908 Wouter Paap, Dutch composer (d. 1981)
  • 1918 Argeliers Leon, composer
  • 1921 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), born in Kirkman, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 1985)
  • 1927 Jim Lowe, American singer
  • 1931 Teresa Brewer, singer (Put Another Nickel In), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1932 Derek Taylor, English publicist for the Beatles, born in Liverpool, Merseyside (d. 1997)
  • 1933 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer
  • 1934 Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • 1934 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1936 Cornelius Cardew, British composer (Scratch Orchestra), born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire (d. 1981)
  • 1936 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1939 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
  • 1940 Armando Krieger, composer
  • 1943 Christopher Taylor White, rocker
  • 1943 Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)
  • 1944 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • 1946 Bill Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1956 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1960 Adam Bernstein, American music video/television director
  • 1961 Phil "Wizzö" Campbell, Welsh rock musician (Motörhead), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • 1963 Johnny Lee Middleton, American musician (Savatage & Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1969 Eagle Eye Cherry, Swedish musician
  • 1971 Horgh, (Reidar Horghagen) Norwegian drummer (Immortal/Hypocrisy)
  • 1973 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • 1978 Stian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician
  • 1986 Matt Helders, English musician, drummer for Arctic Monkeys
  • 1988 Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious