Births / Deaths

May births and deaths

May 1

Births

1928    Sonny James
1939    Judy Collins
1945    Rita Coolidge
1954    Ray Parker Jr
1955    Nick Feldman – bass Wang Chung
1957    Steve Farris – guitar Mr Mister
1957    Rick Driscoll – vocals Kenny
1958    Paul Gardiner – bass Tubeway Army
1959    Phil Smith – saxophone Haircut 100
1960    Mike Bryant – synthesizer Fluke
1962    Owen Paul
1966    Johnny Colt – bass Black Crowes
1967    Tim McGraw – US country singer
1968    D’Arcy Wretzky – bass Smashing Pumpkins
1979    Michelle Barber – vocals Girl Thing
1983    Jennifer Ellison – UK actress/singer

Deaths

1904    Anton Dvorak – classical composer
1965    Spike Jones – US comedy singer
1985    Hylda Baker
1986    Hugo Peretti – vocals Hugo and Luigi
1992    Sharon Redd
2006     Johnny Paris – Saxophone Johnny & The Hurricanes
2013    Chris Kelly – vocals Kris Kross

May 2

Births

1901    Bing Crosby (b: Harry Lillis Crosby)
1920    Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson
1929    Link Wray – US rock guitarist
1936    Engelbert Humperdinck
1944    Bob Henrit – rhythm guitar Unit 4+2
1944    John Verity – guitar Argent
1945    Judge Dread
1945    Randy Cain  – vocals Delfonics
1945    Goldy McJohn – keyboards Steppenwolf
1946    Lesley Gore
1950    Lou Gramm – vocals Foreigner
1951    John Glascock – bass Chicken Shack/Jethro Tull
1954    Prescott Niles – bass The Knack
1955    John Callis – guitar Rezillos/synthesizer Human League
1961    Robert Howard – vocals Blow Monkeys
1969    Ben Leach – keyboards Farm
1985    Lily Allen

Deaths

2013    Jeff Hanneman – guitar Slayer
2014    Jessica Cleaves – vocals Raw Silk
2016    Paul McDowell – vocals Temperance Seven

May 3

Births

1919    Pete Seeger
1924    Jane Morgan
1933    James Brown
1937    Frankie Valli
1938    Napoleon XIV
1944    Pete Staples – bass Troggs
1945    Dick Allix – drums Vanity Fare
1947    John Richardson – drums Rubettes
1950    Mary Hopkin
1951    Christopher Cross
1952    Jake Hooker (b: Jerry Mamberg) – guitar Arrows
1953    Bruce Hall – bass REO Speedwagon
1955    Steve Jones – guitar Sex Pistols
1959    David Ball – piano Soft Cell/Grid
1960    Philip Cilia – guitar Waterfront
1965    Simon Smith – drums Wedding Present
1969    Jay Darlington – keyboards Kula Shaker
1972    Mark Morrison
1974    Nick Keynes – vocals Ultra
1979    Daniel Foster – vocals Hear’say
1997    Desiigner – US rapper

Deaths

1972    Les Harvey – guitar Stone The Crows

May 4

Births

1943    Nick Ashford – vocals Ashford and Simpson
1943    Ronnie Bond – drums Troggs
1945    George Wadenius – guitar/bass Blood Sweat and Tears
1949    Zal Cleminson – guitar Sensational Alex Harvey Band
1949    Stella Parton
1951    Bruce Day – bass Santana
1951    Colin Bass – bass Foundations
1951    Jackie Jackson – Jackson 5
1956    Jacob Miller – vocals Inner Circle
1959    Randy Travis
1961    Jay Aston – vocals Bucks Fizz
1962    Oleta Adams
1972    Mike Dirnt – bass Green Day
1977    Victoria Bergsman – vocals Concretes
1979    Lance Bass – vocals ‘N Sync
1985    JME – grime rapper

Deaths

1980    Joe ‘Mr Piano’ Henderson
2001    Jerry Merritt – guitar Gene Vincen’s Blue Caps
2004     Coxone Dodd – reggae producer
2012     MCA – vocals Beastie Boys

May 5

Births

1924    Joy Beverley – vocals Beverley Sisters
1927    Teddie Beverley – vocals Beverley Sisters
1927    Babs Beverley – vocals Beverley Sisters
1938    Johnnie Taylor
1942    Tammy Wynette
1943    Gerry Freeman – drums Applejacks
1943    Roy Phillips – vocals/organ Peddlers
1943    Michael Palin – Monty Python
1948    Bill Ward – drums Black Sabbath
1948    Trevor Gordon – vocals Marbles
1950    Eddie Amoo – vocals/guitar Real Thing
1950    Maggie MacNeal – vocals Mouth and McNeal
1959    Ian McCulloch – vocals/guitar Echo and The Bunnymen
1961    Sean McLusky – drums Joboxers
1962    Gary Daly – vocals China Crisis
1969    Andrew Sherriff – guitar Chapterhouse
1972    Alan White – drums Oasis
1975    Ronald Hagen – keyboards Signum
1975    M-Beat
1981    Craig David
1988    Adele
1989    Chris Brown – US R&B singer

Deaths

1974    Adge Cutler – vocals Wurzels
1986    Hugo – vocals Hugo and Luigi
1998    Tommy McCook – saxophone Skatalites
1998    Syd Lawrence – UK band leader
2008     Jerry Wallace – US country singer

May 6

Births

1936    Sylvia
1942    Colin Earl – keyboards Mungo Jerry
1945    Bob Seger
1948    Mary McGregor
1950    Robbie McIntosh – drums Average White Band
1950    Nick Cash – vocals 999
1959    John Flansburgh – vocals/guitar They Might Be Giants
1960    Larry Steinbeck – keyboards Bronski Beat
1962    Juliet Roberts
1964    Tony Scalzo – bass Fastball
1967    Mark Bryan – guitar Hootie and The Blowfish
1968    Toby Wright – vocals Terrorvision
1971    Sarah Blackwood – vocals Dubstar
1984    Eamon – US singer
1987    Meek Mill

Deaths

1971    Dickie Valentine
1992    Marlene Dietrich
2003    Gerry Shephard – guitar Glitter Band
2009    Viola Wills
2015    Errol Brown

May 7

Births

1833    Johannes Brahams – classical composer
1840    Piotr Tchaikovsky – classical composer
1923    Jim Lowe
1931    Teresa Brewer
1936    Jimmy Ruffin
1939    Johnny Maestro – vocals Crests
1943    Rick West – guitar Tremeloes
1945    Jerry Nolan – drums New York Dolls
1946    Bill Danoff – vocals Starland Vocal Band
1946    Thelma Houston
1948    Pete Wingfield
1948    Alan Spenner – bass UK Kokomo
1949    Keith
1950    Prairie Prince – drums Tubes
1960    Anne Dudley – keyboards Art Of Noise
1968    Eagle-Eye Cherry
1974    Lynden David Hall – UK R&B Singer
1977    Hinda Hicks

Deaths

1992    Nigel Preston – drums Cult
1998    Eddie Rabbitt
2007    Carol Johnson – vocals Exciters
2010    Dave Fisher – vocals Highwaymen
2011    John Walker – vocals Walker Brothers

May 8

Births

1940    Rick (y) Nelson
1940    Gary Glitter
1941    John Fred
1943    Toni Tennille
1943    Paul Samwell-Smith – bass Yardbirds
1944    Peter O’Flaherty – bass Simon Dupree and the Big Sound
1944    Dorothy Combs Morrison – Edwin Hawkins Singers
1951    Philip Bailey
1951    Chris Frantz – drums Talking Heads/TomTom Club
1955    Alex Van Halen
1964    Dave Rowntree – drums Blur
1972    Darren Hayes – vocals Savage Garden
1975    Enrique Iglesias
1976    H – vocals Steps
1980    Michelle MacManus
1983    Matt Willis – vocals Busted
1987    Andy Brown – vocals Lawson

Deaths

1960    Hugo Alfven – composer ‘Swedish Rhapsody’
1967    LaVerne Andrews – vocals Andrews Sisters
1972    Graham Bond – keyboards Graham Bond organisation
2008     Eddy Arnold

May 9

Births

1911    Harry Simeone
1914    Frank Chacksfield
1914    Hank Snow
1923    Griff – vocals Miki and Griff
1937    Dave Prater – vocals Sam and Dave
1937    Sonny Curtis – guitar Crickets
1939    Nokie Edwards – lead guitar Ventures
1940    John Hawken – piano Nashville Teens
1941    Pete Birrell – bass Freddie’s Dreamers
1942    Mike Millwood – guitar Fourmost
1943    Tommy Roe
1945    Steve Katz – guitar Blood Sweat and Tears
1948    Richard Hudson – drums Strawbs/Hudson Ford/Monks
1949    Billy Joel
1950    Tom Petersson – bass Cheap Trick
1953    John Edwards – bass Status Quo
1962    Dave Gahan – vocals Depeche Mode
1962    Paul Heaton – vocals Housemartins/Beautiful South
1964    Kevin Saunderson – programmer Soul II Soul
1969    Peter Wilkinson – bass Cast
1970    Ghostface Killah – vocals Wu Tang Clan
1971    Paul McGuigan – guitar Oasis

Deaths

1989    Keith Whitley – US country singer
2017    Robert Miles

May 10

Births

1899    Fred Astaire
1920    Bert Weedon
1935    Larry Williams
1941    Danny Rapp – lead vocals Danny and the Juniors
1942    Carl Douglas
1944    Jackie Lomax – vocals Undertakers
1946    Graham Gouldman – guitar 10cc
1946    Donovan
1946    Dave Mason – guitar/vocals Traffic
1947    Vic Elmes – guitar Christie
1947    Jay Ferguson – vocals/keyboard Jo Jo Gunne
1952    Lee Brilleaux – vocals Dr Feelgood
1952    Sly Dunbar – Jamaican drummer
1957    Sid Vicious
1957    Karl Hyde – vocals/guitar Underworld
1960    Bono – vocals U2

Deaths
2009     Clive Scott – keyboards Jigsaw

May 11

Births

1888    Irving Berlin – composer
1922    Eve Boswell
1924    Marino Marini – Italian band leader
1939    R. Dean Taylor
1941    Eric Burdon
1943    Les Chadwick – bass Gerry and The Pacemakers
1955    Jonathan ‘JJ’ Jeczalik – keyboards Art Of Noise
1961    Richard Wermerling – vocals/keyboards Let Loose
1963    Carrie McDowell – US singer
1967    Apache Indian
1980    Catherine Cassisdy – vocals – Sweet Female Attitude
1982    Cory Monteith – vocals Glee
1983    Holly Valance

Deaths

1979    Lester Flatt – US country singer
1981    Bob Marley
1997    Ernie Fields – orchestra leader
2003    Noel Redding – bass Jimi Hendrix Experience
2004    John Whitehead – singer McFadden & Whitehead

May 12

Births

1928    Burt Bacharach
1942    Ian Dury
1942    Billy Swan
1944    James Purify
1946    Ian McLagan – piano Small Faces/Faces
1948    Steve Winwood
1950    Billy Squire
1958    Shannon
1959    Billy Duffy – guitar Cult
1963    Charles Pettigrew – vocals Charles and Eddie
1971    Andy Flett – guitar Ooberman

Deaths

2001    Perry Como

May 13

Births

1941    Joe Brown
1941    Richie Valens
1943    Mary Wells
1943    Clive Palmer – banjo Incredible String Band
1945    Magic Dick – harmonica J Geils Band
1947    Overend Watts – bass Mott The Hoople
1949    Marlon Hargis – keyboards Exile
1950    Stevie Wonder
1950    Danny Kirwan – guitar Fleetwood Mac
1951    Paul Thompson – drums Roxy Music
1954    Johnny Logan
1955    Brandi Wells
1957    Martin Brammer – vocals Kane Gang
1959    Kim McAuliffe – vocals/guitar Girlschool
1964    Lorraine McIntosh – vocals Deacon Blue
1966    Darius Rucker – vocals Hootie and The Blowfish
1967    Melanie Thornton – rapper La Bouche

Deaths

1988    Chet Baker – US jazz trumpeter
2006    Johnnie Wilder – vocals Heatwave
2012     Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn – bass Booker T and MG’s

May 14

Births

1928    Will Jones – vocals Coasters
1934    Mike Preston
1934    Frederick – vocals Nina and Frederick
1936    Bobby Darin
1936    Charlie Gracie
1939    Troy Shondell
1943    Jack Bruce

1943    Derek Leckenby – guitar Herman’s Hermits
1952    David Byrne – vocals Talking Heads
1962    Ian Astbury – vocals Cult
1962    C.C Deville – guitar Poison
1966    Mike Inez – bass Alice In Chains
1966    Fab Morvan – vocals? Milli Vanilli
1969    Danny Wood – vocals New Kids On The Block
1969    Steve Hellier – keyboards Dubstar
1971    Matthew Pateman – vocals Bad Boys Inc
1973    Shanice
1973    Natalie Appleton – vocals All Saints
1973    Sinead O’Carroll – vocals B*Witched
1976    Martine McCutcheon (b: Martine Kimberley Sherrie Ponting)
1982    Ryan Elliot – vocals Ultimate Kaos
1984    Olly Murs (b: Oliver Stanley Murs) – X-Factor singer
1996    Martin Garrix

Deaths

1976    Keith Relf – vocals Yardbirds
1997    David Christie
1998    Frank Sinatra
2015    B.B. King

May 15

Births

1918    Eddy Arnold
1937    Trini Lopez
1940    Lena Martell
1944    Tich – guitar Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich
1948    Brian Eno
1953    Mike Oldfield
1959    Andrew Eldridge – Sisters Of Mercy
1963    Julian Brookhouse – guitar Curiosity Killed The Cat
1965    Jon Sevink – violin Levellers
1966    Peter Wiggs – keyboards St Etienne
1966    Jake Shillingford – vocals My Life Story
1967    Mark Colwill – bass Tindersticks
1970    Martin Rossiter – vocals/keyboards Gene
1970    Prince Be – rapper PM Dawn
1972    Richard Blackwood
1982    Jessica Sutta – vocals Pussycat Dolls
1996    Birdy – UK singer

Deaths

1992    Barbara Alston – vocals Crystals
1992    Barbara Lee Jones – vocals Chiffons
1994    Frederick – vocals Nina and Frederick
2000    Geoff Goddard
2004    Clint Warwick – bass Moody Blues

May 16

Births

1919    Liberace
1934    Dorothy Jones Johnson – vocals Cookies
1946    Robert Fripp – guitar King Crimson
1947    Darrell Sweet – drums Nazareth
1947    Barbara Lee Jones – vocals Chiffons
1949    William Spooner – guitar Tubes
1951    Jonathan Richman
1951    Allen Wentz – bass Wild Cherry
1953    Richard Page – vocals Mr Mister
1955    Hazel O’Connor
1958    Glenn Gregory – vocals Heaven 17
1965    Krist Novoselic – bass Nirvana
1966    Janet Jackson
1968    Ralph Tresvant
1971    Simon Katz – guitar Jamiroquai
1973    Will White – keyboards Propellerheads
1978    Dav Ford – vocals/guitar Easyworld
1982    Billy Crawford
1985    Alex Pall – Chainsmokers

Deaths

1953    Django Reinhardt – jazz guitarist
1990    Sammy Davis Jr
1993    Marv Johnson
2010     Ronnie James Dio
2013    Paul Shane

May 17

Births

1945    Charlie Charles – drums Blockheads
1950    Bill Bruford – drums Yes
1953    George Johnson – vocals Brothers Johnson
1955    David Townsend – vocals Surface
1959    Paul Di Anno – vocals Iron Maiden
1961    Enya
1962    Tracy Bryn – vocals/guitar Voice Of The Beehive
1963    Maxi Wuletich – vocals Mary Jane Girls
1965    Trent Reznor – Nine Inch Nails
1967    Simon Friend – guitar Levellers
1968    Richard Hynd – drums Texas
1970    Jordan Knight
1971    Vernie Bennett – vocals Eternal
1973    Alfred Nevarez – vocals All-4-One
1974    Andrea Corr – vocals Corrs

Deaths

1996    Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson
2012    Donna Summer
2013    Alan O’Day
2017    Chris Cornell – vocals/guitar Soundgarden & Audioslave

May 18

Births

1912    Perry Como
1932    Alma Cogan
1944    Albert Hammond
1946    Bruce Gilbert – guitar Wire
1948    Feliciano Tavares – vocals Tavares
1949    Rick Wakeman
1954    Wreckless Eric
1957    Enigma     Toyah Wilcox
1961    Russell Senior – guitar/violin Pulp
1961    Simon Ellis – keyboards Ellis, Beggs and Howard
1964    Ferry Ridderhof – vocals Doop
1969    Martika (b: Marta Marrera)

Deaths

1980    Ian Curtis – vocals Joy Division
2002     Norman Vaughan

May 19

Births

1926    David Jacobs – BBC DJ
1938    Herbie Flowers – bass Sky
1940    Mickey Newbury
1945    Pete Towshend – guitar Who
1946    Philip Rudd – drums AC/DC
1947    Paul Brady – Irish singer
1949    Dusty Hill – vocals/bass Z Z Top
1950    Mike Wedgewood – bass Curved Air
1950    Romeo Challenger – drums Showaddywaddy
1952    Grace Jones
1952    Joey Ramone – vocals Ramones
1953    Victoria Wood
1956    Martyn Ware – synthesizer Heaven 17
1960    Yazz
1962    Iain Harvie – guitar Del Amitri
1965    Ben Volpeliere – vocals Curiosity Killed The Cat
1966    Jim McCulloch – guitar Soup Dragons
1968    Paul Hartnoll – keyboards Orbital
1970    Jenny Berggren – vocals Ace Of Base
1970    Stuart Cable – drums Stereophonics
1992    Sam Smith

Deaths

2001    Mike Sammes – leader Mike Sammes Singers
2006    Freddie Garrity – vocals Freddie and the Dreamers
2011     Kathy Kirby

May 20

Births

1940    Shorty Long
1942    Paula – vocals Paul and Paula
1944    Joe Cocker
1946    Cher
1950    Steve Broughton – drums Edgar Broughton Band
1951    Warren Cann – drums Ultravox
1955     Steven George – keyboards Mr Mister
1958    Jane Wiedlin – guitar Go-Go’s
1961    Nick Heywood
1963    Brian Nash – guitar Frankie Goes To Hollywood
1981    Sean Conlon – vocals Five
1984    Naturi Naughton – vocals 3LW

Deaths

1964    Rudy Lewis – vocals Drifters
1995    John Pertwee
2012    Robin Gibb
2013    Ray Manzarek

May 21

Births

1904    Fats Waller
1935    Terry Lightfoot – UK jazz musician
1941    Ronald Isley – lead vocals Isley Brothers
1943    Vince Crane – keyboards Crazy World Arthur Brown/Atomic Rooster
1947    Steve Currie – bass T.Rex
1948    Leo Sayer
1955    Stan Lynch – drums Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers
1958    Mike Barson – keyboards Madness
1960    Tim Lever – piano/saxophone Dead Or Alive/producer
1964    Martin Blunt – bass Charlatans
1972    Notorious B.I.G
1980    Gotye
1985    Mutya Buena – vocals Sugababes
1991    Matomi

Deaths

2013    Raymond Reid – trombone Crown Heights Affair
2013    Trevor Bolder – bass Uriah Heep
2015    Louis Johnson – vocals/bass/piano Brothers Johnson
2015    Twinkle
2016    Nick Menza – drums Megadeth

May 22

Births

1813    Richard Wagner – classical composer
1924    Charles Aznavour
1931    Kenny Ball
1933    Don Estelle
1948    Des Dyer – vocals/drums Jigsaw
1950    Bernie Taupin – Elton John’s songwriter
1954    Jerry Dammers – piano Specials
1955    Iva Davis – vocals/guitar Icehouse
1959    Morrissey
1959    Jilted John
1966    Johnny Gill
1967    Dan Roberts – bass Crash Test Dummies
1973    Donnell Jones
1981    Su-Elise Nash – vocals Mis-Teeq

Deaths

2005    Thurl Ravenscroft – bass voice Mellomen

May 23

Births

1921    Humphrey Lyttelton – UK jazz musician
1928    Rosemary Clooney
1942    Fred Wedlock – UK singer
1943    General Johnson – vocals Chairmen Of The Board
1946    Daniel Klein – bass J Geils Band
1947    Bill Hunt – piano/trumpet Wizzard/ELO
1955    Dean Friedman
1957    Thereza Bazaar
1957    Baltimora
1965    Simon Gilbert – drums Suede
1967    Phil Selway – drums Radiohead
1967    Junior Waite – drums Musical Youth
1973    Maxwell – US rapper
1974    Jewel
1974    Richard Jones – bass Stereophonics
1983    Heidi Range – vocals Sugababes

Deaths

1991    Will Sinnott – bass Shamen
2002    Umberto Bindi – Italian singer/songwriter

May 24

Births

1941    Bob Dylan
1941    Charles Earland – US jazz musician
1942    Derek Quinn – guitar Freddie’s Dreamers
1944    Patti Labelle
1945    Dave Peacock – vocals/guitar Chas and Dave
1946    Steve Upton – drums Wishbone Ash
1947    Nanette Licari – vocals Reperata and The Delrons
1952    Cerrone
1956    Helen Terry
1964    Lenny Kravitz
1967    Heavy D
1969    Rich Robinson – guitar Black Crowes
1976    TQ

Deaths

1963    Elmore James – US blues musician
1974    Duke Ellington – jazz musician
1991    Gene Clark – vocals/percussion Byrds
2006    Desmond Dekker
2010    Steve New – guitar Rich Kids
2010    Paul Gray – bass Slipknot

May 25

Births

1921    Hal David – composer with Burt Bacharach
1921    Kitty Kallen
1926    Miles Davis – US jazz trumpeter
1927    Norman Petty – producer/composer
1936    Donnie Elbert
1945    Dave Lee Travis
1947    Mitchell Margo – piano/drums Tokens
1947    Jessi Colter – vocals Duane Eddy’s Rebelettes
1948    Klaus Meine – vocals Scorpions
1949    Colonel Abrams
1955    John Grimaldi – guitar Argent
1956    Sugar Minott
1958    Paul Weller
1959    Rick Smith – vocals/keyboards Underworld
1960    Julian Clary
1972    Lena Fiagbe
1975    Lauryn Hill
1988    Jamie Hamblett – vocals Union J

Deaths

1934    Gustav Holst – classical composer
2001    Brian Pendleton – guitar Pretty Things

May 26

Births

1904    George Formby
1920    Peggy Lee
1930    Sivuca
1941    Arthur Sharp – vocals Nashville Teens
1942    Levon Helm – drums Band
1942    Ray Ennis – guitar Swinging Blue Jeans
1944    Verden Allen – piano Mott The Hoople
1945    Garry Peterson – drums Guess Who
1946    Mick Ronson – guitar/piano Mott The Hoople
1948    Stevie Nicks – vocals Fleetwood Mac
1952    Berni Flint
1953    Richard Sohl – piano Patti Smith Group
1958    Marian Gold – vocals Alphaville
1959    Wayne Hussey – vocals/guitar Mission
1962    Colin Vearncombe – vocals Black

Deaths

1933    Jimmie Rodgers – US country singer
1977    Billy Powell – vocals O’Jays

May 27

Births

1935    Ramsey Lewis
1935    Rudy Lewis – vocals Drifters
1939    Don Williams –US country singer
1943    Cilla Black
1947    Marty Kristian – guitar New Seekers
1948    Peter Sears – bass Jefferson Starship
1949    James Mitchell – vocals Detroit Emeralds
1957    Siouxsie Sioux
1958    Neil Finn
1966    Sean Kinney – drums Alice In Chains
1971    Lisa ‘Left-Eye’ Lopez – vocals TLC

Deaths

1997    Willie Woods – guitar Junior Walker’s All-Stars
2011     Gil Scott-Heron

May 28

Births

1938    Prince Buster
1943    Tony Mansfield – drums Billy J. Kramer’s Dakotas
1944    Gladys Knight
1945    John Fogerty – vocals Creedence Clearwater Revival
1948    Ray Laidlaw – drums Lindisfarne
1949    Wendy O Williams – vocals Plasmatics
1956    Paul Woods – vocals Kane Gang
1959    Steve Strange – vocals Visage
1961    Kit Clark – keyboards Danny Wilson
1962    Roland Gift – vocals Fine Young Cannibals
1964    Wes Burt-Martin – guitar New Bohemians
1967    Tania Evans – vocals Culture Beat
1968    Kylie Minogue
1970    Mark Richardson – drums Skunk Anansie
1980    Mark Feehily – vocals Westlife

Deaths

1992    Duncan Browne
2001     Tony Ashton – piano/vocals Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
2015    Johnny Keating – UK orchestra leader

May 29

Births

1942    Disco Tex
1945    Gary Brooker – vocals/piano Procol Harum
1955    Mike Porcaro – bass Toto
1956    La Toya Jackson
1956    Larry Blackmon – vocals Cameo
1960    Mel Gaynor – drums Simple Minds
1962    John Pedder – bass Babybird
1967    Noel Gallagher – guitar Oasis
1970    Cicero – UK singer
1975    Mel B
1978    Dan Pearce – vocals One True Voice
1978    Adam Rickett

Deaths

1997    Jeff Buckley
2010     Little Benny

May 30

Births

1909    Benny Goodman
1944    Lenny Davidson – guitar Dave Clark 5
1944    Gladys Horton – vocals Marvelletes
1949    Nicky Thomas
1952    Pete Way – bass UFO
1955    Topper Headon – drums Clash
1958    Marie Frederickson – vocals Roxette
1960    Stephen ‘Tin Tin’ Duffy
1964    Tom Morello – guitar Rage Against The Machine
1964    Wynonna Judd – vocals The Judds
1967    Tim Burgess – vocals Charlatans
1971    Idina Menzel
1974    Cee-Lo Green

Deaths

2003     Mickie Most (b: Michael Hayes) – UK producer
2010     Anita Humes – vocals The Essex

May 31

Births

1930    Clint Eastwood
1938    Peter Yarrow – vocals Peter, Paul and Mary
1947    Junior Campbell – guitar/keyboard Marmalade
1948    John Bonham – drums Led Zeppelin
1948    Mike Edwards – Cello Electric Light Orchestra (1972 -1975)
1952    Karl Bartos – percussion Kraftwerk
1954    Vicki Sue Robinson – US singer
1963    Wendy Smith – vocals Prefab Sprout
1964    Scotti Hill – guitar Skid Row
1964    Kid Frost – US rapper
1964    Darryl McDaniels – rapper Run DMC
1965    DJ Casper
1980    Andy Hurley – drums Fall Out Boy
1991    Azealia Banks

Deaths

2000    Johnnie Taylor
2009     Danny La Rue

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