May 1939 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 3 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
  • May 6 Herbie Cox, rocker (Cleftones)
  • May 7 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
  • May 9 Bruce Mather, composer
  • May 11 Carlos Lyra, Brazilian musician
  • May 18 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • May 19 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • May 19 Tomasz Sikorski, composer
  • May 21 Heinz Holliger, composer, oboist, & conductor
  • May 23 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • May 27 Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer (I Believe in You), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • May 31 Charles Drain, American soul singer, born in Eupora, Mississippi (d. 1995)