May 1930 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Little Walter [Marion Walter Jacobs], blues singer-songwriter and harmonica player, born in Marksville, Louisiana (d. 1968)
  • May 3 David Evatt Tunley, composer
  • May 4 Roberta Peters, American operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • May 8 Gary Snyder, [Japhy Ryder], beat poet (Rip Rap & Cold Mountain Poems)
  • May 8 Heather Harper, soprano
  • May 16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist/composer (Hangman's Songs)
  • May 19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer, born in Arnhem
  • May 22 Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, born in Ilford, Essex (d. 2013)
  • May 24 Hans-Martin Linde, composer
  • May 27 Eino Tamberg, composer
  • May 28 Julian Penkivil Slade, composer
  • May 29 Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)

Deaths in Music

  • May 8 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
  • May 18 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer, dies at 68