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CARLOS WARD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1940
 
Description: Saxophonist, Panama
 
Summary: His duet association with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim has also been significant to his career.

CHARLIE ALLEN
 
Date Born: Friday 1 May 1942
 
Description: Musician, singer, songwriter
 
Summary: Allen was originally the drummer for the Pacific Gas And Electric Blues Band.

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1972
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: McBride primarily plays upright bass, but is equally adept on the electric bass. During his tenure with Sting (2001-2003), he also played bass for the collaborative project, "The Philadelphia Experiment."

GLENN FORD
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1916
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He was born to Hannah and Newton Ford, who was a railroad executive. He was a great nephew of Canada's first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald.

HELEN DARLING
 
Date Born: Saturday 1 May 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Helen's career began in Chicago singing jingles for television and radio.

JACK PAAR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1918
 
Description: Comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer.
 
Summary: Paar showed film clips of the Beatles performing, one month before their famous live appearance on the The Ed Sullivan Show.

JAY REATARD
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 May 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Lindsey's recording career began at the age of 15, when a home-made demo tape he had sent in to Goner Records caught the ear of former-Oblivian and Goner Records’ owner, Eric Friedl.

JIM CLENCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 1 May 1949
 
Description: Bassist, CA
 
Summary: In 1978, Clench was asked to join Bachman Turner Overdrive to replace Randy Bachman.

JOHN MEILLON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 May 1934
 
Description: Actor, Australia

JUDY COLLINS
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Daughter of Chuck Collins, a Band leader and Radio Personality who inspired her.She had the fortune of meeting many musicians through her father, a remarkable man who, despite being blind, was a Seattle radio disc jockey.

KATE SMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1907
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her musical career began in earnest when she was discovered in 1930 by Columbia Records vice president Ted Collins, who became her longtime partner and manager and who put her on the radio in 1931.

LITTLE WALTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 1 May 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Harmonacist, USA
 
Summary: Jacobs is generally included among blues music greats: his revolutionary harmonica technique has earned comparisons to Charlie Parker and Jimi Hendrix.

MARVA WHITNEY
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Whitney was considered by many funk enthusiasts to be one of the "rawest" and "brassiest" music divas.

NATASHA RICHARDSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1963
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Richardson was born and raised in London, a member of the Redgrave family, known as a theatrical and film acting dynasty. She was the daughter of director and producer Tony Richardson and actress Vanessa Redgrave.

NICK TRAINA
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1978
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American singer who for a time was a member of the punk rock band Link 80.

RITA COOLIDGE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 1 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Rita, singer songwriter, Daughter of a Baptist Minister and Cherokee Indian.

SONNY JAMES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 1 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: As the first-ever teenage country "crossover" single, it topped both the country and pop music charts. He gained more exposure with a television appearances on the very important Ed Sullivan Show.

TIM McGRAW
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The son of a waitress, Elizabeth D'Agostino Trimble, and a relief pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies, Frank Edwin McGraw Jr. also known as Tug McGraw.

TITUS TURNER
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1922
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known as a composer, authoring such perennials as "Leave My Kitten Alone,"

WILLIE ACKERMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 1 May 1939
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: He performed with Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong,

ANGELA BOFILL
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Bofill was born to a Cuban father and Puerto Rican mother.

BING CROSBY
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His parents were English-American Harry Lincoln Crosby (1870–1950), a bookkeeper, and Irish-American Catherine Helen (affectionately known as Kate) Harrigan (1873–1964), a daughter of a builder from County Mayo in Ireland. In 1962 Crosby was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

DON WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: He began playing guitar as a teenager, which he learned from his mother. While a teenager, he played with country, rock n' roll and folk bands.

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 May 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A well-known British-American pop singer who rose to international fame during the 1960s, He was born as one of ten children of the British Army officer Mervyn Dorsey and his wife Olive. Arnold George Dorsey's family migrated to Leicester, England when he was ten

GOLDY McJOHN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, Canadian
 
Summary: A Canadian keyboard player best known as the original keyboardist for rock group Steppenwolf. Originally a classically trained pianist, he was a pioneer in the early use of the electronic organ.

JUDGE DREAD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Singer - U.K.
 
Summary: Hughes was introduced to Jamaican music when he lodged as a teenager in a West Indian household in Brixton, South West London.

KATIE NOONAN
 
Date Born: Monday 2 May 1977
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Katie Noonan grew up with a strong background in classical music with her mother, Maggie Noonan, being a well-known opera singer.

KIM BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Brown was born in Birmingham, England, but lived much of his life in Finland, where he made a career in rock music.

LARRY GATLIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA

LILY ALLEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1985
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In December 2006, her debut album Alright, Still was voted the third best album of the year by Mixmag.

LINK WRAY
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Wray was born to Lillie M. Norris and Frederick ("Fred") Lincoln Wray.

LORENZ HART
 
Date Born: Thursday 2 May 1895
 
Description: Lyricist,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Hart was born in Harlem to Jewish immigrant parents. He attended Columbia University, where a friend introduced him to Richard Rodgers, and the two joined forces to write songs for a series of amateur and student productions.

LOU GRAMM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: An original member of the group formed in 1976, New York City. Also member of group ’Black Sheep’.

MATT HUNTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1984
 
Description: Drummer, Pianist, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Hunter is a member of Australian hard rock band. "Koritni" formed in Australia.

PHIL BRUNS
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 May 1931
 
Description: Actor. USA
 
Summary: Jerry's father. Has strong convictions. Fittingly, he spent some time as politician in his Florida retirement community. During his working years he sold raincoats with Harry Fleming and was the inventor of the "belt-less trench-coat."

PRESCOTT NILES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1951
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: The Knack was an American New Wave rock quartet

RANDY CAIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Brothers William and Wilbert Hart formed the group with Randy Cain in high school in the early 1960s.

RAY BARRETT
 
Date Born: Monday 2 May 1927
 
Description: Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Australian star Ray Barrett was quite a heart-throb on British TV in the 60s, as star of the long-running series The Troubleshooters. To telefantasy fans, however, his primary importance is as a voice artiste on several of Gerry Anderson's puppet sagas, most notably the immortal Thunderbirds.

REGINA CARROL
 
Date Born: Sunday 2 May 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Remembered for appearing in her husband, film director Al Adamson's films.

RICHARD HOLMES
 
Date Born: Saturday 2 May 1931
 
Description: Organist, USA
 
Summary: An African-American jazz organist who performed in the hard bop and soul jazz genre.

SERGE REGGIANI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 2 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Italian
 
Summary: His first feature film came in 1946 with his role in Les portes de la nuit ("The Doors of the Night").

TY HERNDON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 2 May 1962
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Ty Herndon was raised in Butler, Alabama. He became involved in music as a teenager, playing the piano and singing Gospel music.

WALTER CHIARI
 
Date Born: Friday 2 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared in They're a Weird Mob (1966), the last of the Powell and Pressburger films, based on a popular Australian novel by John O'Grady. He also appeared in the Australian film Squeeze a Flower in 1970.

BETTY COMDEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 May 1917
 
Description: Lyricist, Screenwriter, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Along with her longtime collaborator Adolph Green, she wrote the lyrics and often the librettos for some of the most celebrated musicals of stage and screen.

CHRISTOPHER CROSS
 
Date Born: Thursday 3 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Cross contributed backing vocals, along with The Beach Boys' Carl Wilson, to David Lee Roth's 1985 hit "California Girls."

FRANKIE VALLI
 
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Valli sang the theme song from the 1978 film version of Grease, which was a number one hit.Valli made several appearances on the HBO series, The Sopranos portraying New York mob captain Rusty Millio.

JAMES BROWN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, guitar, harmonica, bass, keyboards, drums, USA
 
Summary: James Brown was born to Susie and Joseph Gardner Brown in the small town of Barnwell, South Carolina in the Jim Crow South during the Depression era.

JOE AMES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 May 1921
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born into a non-professional but musically talented family, the boys were brought up on classical and operatic music. Their parents, David and Sarah Urick, were Russian Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine who had nine children.

JOHN RICHARDSON
 
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A member of English pop band of the 1970s assembled in 1973 by the songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton.

KEVIN LINDBLOM
 
Date Born: Friday 3 May 1946
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: Kevin was an South Australian performer mainy known for his comedy.

MARCEL DUPRE
 
Date Born: Monday 3 May 1886
 
Description: Organist, Pianist, Composer, France
 
Summary: Born into a musical family, he was a child prodigy. His father Albert Dupré was organist in Rouen.

MARK MORRISON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He is one of the most successful British urban R&B singers of all time. His multi-platinum single, Return of the Mack became a #1 top ten hit across Europe in 1996.

MARY HOPKIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Wales
 
Summary: Mary was born in Wales to a Welsh speaking family and began her musical career as a folk singer with a local group called the Selby Set and Mary.

NAPOLEON XIV
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 May 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Among Samuels' compositions was "The Shelter Of Your Arms," which became a hit for Sammy Davis, Jr.

PETE SEEGER
 
Date Born: Saturday 3 May 1919
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Seeger was born to Charles Louis Seeger, a musicologist and an early investigator of non-Western music, and his mother, Constance de Clyver Edson, a prominent classical violinist.

PETER STAPLES
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1944
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: An original member of English group "The Troggs" during the sixties.

STEVE JONES
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 May 1955
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Up to the age of twelve, he grew up in Hammersmith with his young mother, who worked as a hairdresser, and his grandparents

TONE LOC
 
Date Born: Tuesday 3 May 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: His dance mix of "Wild Thing Y2K" charted well on the Australian Dance Charts in the lead up to the year 2000 celebrations.

WESLEY WILLIS
 
Date Born: Friday 3 May 1963
 
Description: Vocals, keyboards,
 
Summary: The Wesley Willis Fiasco songs were essentially punk rock songs with Willis howling his obscene, absurd rants as lyrics.

ZACH SOBIECH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 3 May 1995
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: At age 14, Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. In May 2012 his doctors informed him that he had up to a year to live.

AL DEXTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1905
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: He was the first country singer to perform on Broadway.

ANDREW DENTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1960
 
Description: Talk Show Host, Writer, Australian
 
Summary: Denton is the son of Kit Denton, author of The Breaker, a novel about Australian soldier and folk hero Breaker Morant.

AUDREY HEPBURN
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1929
 
Description: Actress. USA
 
Summary: Hepburn also noted the similarities between herself and Anne Frank: "I was exactly the same age as Anne Frank.

BILL EYDEN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1930
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Eyden joined Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames in September 1964 and remained until December 1965.

BOB MONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Jordanaires are an American vocal quartet, which formed as a gospel group in 1948.

CASH BACKMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Cash Backman is a national recording artist who over the years has been a successful recording artist and performer.

CHRIS TOMLIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1972
 
Description: Singer, songwriter, worship leader, USA
 
Summary: Tomlin wrote his first worship song at age fourteen. He entered college planning to study physical therapy, but says he felt God's calling to something else.

COLIN BASS
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Pianist, Bassist, Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: First started playing professionally in 1968 as guitarist with a band called "The Krisis".

DICK DALE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Dale is a 2011 inductee into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in the Surf Culture category.

ED CASIDY
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1923
 
Description: Drummer, Actor, USA
 
Summary: From the mid 1970s, Cassidy also worked as an actor, including live improvisation and appearances on the TV series General Hospital and in movies.

FREDERICK VAN PALLANT
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1934
 
Description: Vocalist,
 
Summary: Van Pallandt was born in Copenhagen, the son of a former Ambassador for the Netherlands to Denmark and Danish Else Dagmar Hanina Blücher, Countess of Altona.

GARY HOLT
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: After guitarist Tim Agnello left Exodus in 1981, Gary Holt joined the band and has been the main songwriter and the most senior member of the group ever since.

JACOB MILLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Jamaican
 
Summary: Jacob was featured in the film Rockers, alongside many other musicians including Gregory Isaacs, Big Youth and Burning Spear.

JAY ASTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Aston trained as a dancer, singer and actress at the Italia Conti School of Speech and Drama and performed on stage many times in her teens mainly as a dancer.

MAYNARD FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1928
 
Description: Trumpet, flugelhorn,Band leader, USA
 
Summary: He has been linked to the best musicians that include, Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellingon, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnett etc.

NICK ASHFORD
 
Date Born: Sunday 4 May 1941
 
Description: Composer of music, USA, Duo
 
Summary: As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

PEGGY SANTIGLIA
 
Date Born: Thursday 4 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of the all girl group ’THE ANGELS’. Santiglia replaced Linda Jansen in 1972.

PETE HAYES
 
Date Born: Saturday 4 May 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, Mandolinist, Vocal
 
Summary: Elder brother of Mike Hayes and member of "The Hayes Brothers Band".

RANDY TRAVIS
 
Date Born: Monday 4 May 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A Grammy winner for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his album "Always And Forever" in 1988.

RICK WAKEMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1955
 
Description: Keyboardist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: English keyboard player, composer, and songwriter. He is known for being the keyboardist for progressive rock band Yes, as the keyboardist for Ozzy Osbourne, his solo career, and later as a contributor to the BBC Television comedy show Grumpy Old Men.

ROBERT ELLIS ORRALL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Associated acts, Love and Theft, Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Swift, be your own PET

RON CARTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Bassist - U.S.A.
 
Summary: He founded a quartet in 1977 incorporating the cello/bass etc.

RONNIE BOND
 
Date Born: Monday 4 May 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Their most famous songs include, "Wild Thing", "Love Is All Around" and "With a Girl Like You".

SHARON JONES
 
Date Born: Friday 4 May 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Influences are James Brown, Otis Redding, Ike & Tina Turner and Marvan Whitney.

SIDNEY BECHET
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1897
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: From a young age, Bechet quickly mastered any musical instrument he encountered. Some New Orleanians remembered him as a cornet hot-shot in his youth.

TYRONE DAVIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 4 May 1938
 
Description: Singer, USA
 
Summary: Davis in the late sixties became one of the top black ballad singers of the time.

VIC FLICK
 
Date Born: Tuesday 4 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Flick was a member of the George Martin Orchestra, playing on the soundtrack of the film A Hard Day's Night

ADELE
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 May 1988
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: On 10 December 2007, Adele was awarded with the first Brit Awards Critics' Choice Award.Adele lives with her mother in South London.

AGUSTIN BARRIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1885
 
Description: Guitarist, Compser, Paraguayan
 
Summary: An eminent Paraguayan guitarist and composer, was born in the department of Misiones, Paraguay.

ALICE FAYE
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1912
 
Description: Actress, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Born in New York City, she was the daughter of a New York police officer of German descent and his Irish-American wife, Charley and Alice Leppert.

ANGELO PETRAGLIA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
 
Description: Record producer and songwriter. USA
 
Summary: He received a Grammy nomination as the songwriter for Trisha Yearwood’s hit “Believe Me Baby (I Lied).”

BILL WARD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: An English drummer and the memver of pioneering British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

BLIND WILLIE McTELL
 
Date Born: Sunday 5 May 1901
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A blues festival in McTell's honor is held annually in his birthplace, Thomson, Georgia. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame in 1981.

CHRIS BROWN - US
 
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1989
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Brown, born the son of Joyce Hawkins and Clinton Brown. Brown was influenced by the artists his parents played on the home radio, such as Michael Jackson and Sam Cooke.

DAVE SPECTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Dave endorses Epiphone Guitars, Victoria Amplifiers and GHS Strings.

ELAINE MOORE
 
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: One of Adelaides first entertainers of early popular T.V. shows in Adeliade.

IRVING KAHAL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1903
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: "I'll Be Seeing You", which was written in 1938, but became a hit in 1943 especially among the families of servicemen sent overseas.

J D MILLER
 
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1922
 
Description: Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Born (Jay D. Miller) Mainly known for writing many hits such as ’It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels’. Also owned own recording studio, publisher etc.

JIM KING
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1942
 
Description: Saxophonist, Harmonica, Vocalist
 
Summary: King formed the Farinas, a blues based rock and roll group, with guitarist Charlie Whitney in Leicester in 1962.

JOHNNIE TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: R&B, Gospel singer. He took Sam Cooke's place with the 'Soul Stirrers.' Hits include "Who's Making Love" for Stax Records. His biggest hit was "Disco Lady" (1975)

JOYCE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1930
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: Collins wrote and arranged extensively, including a program, performed live and on radio, tracing the involvement of women in jazz as composers and lyricists.

MARSHALL GRANT
 
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1028
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Grant made a final appearance onstage with Cash in 1999 as an original member of The Tennessee Two.

MIKE WALSH
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 May 1938
 
Description: Television Host, Australia
 
Summary: Mike spent his secondary school years at Xavier College in Melbourne, graduating to study Pharmacy and Arts at Melbourne University.

PAUL BARBARIN
 
Date Born: Friday 5 May 1899
 
Description: Drummer,Composer, USA
 
Summary: Paul Barbarin simply refused to answer the year of his birth in an interview at Tulane's Jazz Archives.

RAY PARKER JR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 5 May 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Producer, USA
 
Summary: Ray Parker Jr. was born in Detroit and a graduate of Northwestern High School. Parker gained international fame as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and recording artist. Parker is known primarily for writing the theme song to the motion picture Ghostbusters.

RONALD COLEMAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1891
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He was educated at a boarding-school in Littlehampton, Sussex, but had to leave abruptly at the age of sixteen for financial reasons when his father died suddenly of pneumonia.

ROY WOODING
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 May 1932
 
Description: Vocalist.Dancer, Actor, Stage, Radio, Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: The very likable and friendly Roy Wooding has covered so much one wonders how he did it all and in one life time and still gets a kick out of working and does it with just as much enthusiasm.

SHAWN DROVER
 
Date Born: Thursday 5 May 1966
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: A Canadian drummer, best-known for his work with the heavy metal bands Megadeth & Eidolon

TAMMY WYNETTE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 5 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her father was a farmer and local musician. He died of a brain tumor when Wynette was nine months of age. Her mother worked in an office, as a substitute school teacher, as well as on the family farm.

TINA YOTHERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 5 May 1973
 
Description: Actress , Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her father, Robert Yothers, was a television producer. Her most famous role was as Jennifer Keaton, the youngest daughter in the television comedy Family Ties from 1982

TYRONE POWER
 
Date Born: Monday 5 May 1913
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in Ohio, the only son of the English born American stage and screen actor Tyrone Power, Sr. and Helen Emma Reaume, Power was descended from a long theatrical line going back to his great grand father, the Irish born actor and comedian Tyrone Power.

ALISON JIEAR
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Jiear was nominated for the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Jerry Springer: The Opera.

BOB SEGER
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Bob Seger was born at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and lived in the area until age 6 when his family moved to the college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seger attended Tappan Middle School and Ann Arbor High School (now Pioneer High School) in Ann Arbor and graduated in 1963.

CARMEN CAVALLARO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 May 1913
 
Description: Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: His parents were encouraged by a friend to develop the child’s musical talents and he studied classical piano in the United States. As a young pianist, he toured Europe performing in many capitals.

CHRIS SHIFLETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1971
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Prior to joining the Foo Fighters, Shiflett was resident lead guitarist for the Bay Area punk rock band No Use for a Name. YOUTUBE:Chris Shiflet performs "Helsinki" live at The Largo Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. May 4th 2010

CLIFF CARLISLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 May 1903
 
Description: Steel guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music.

DAVID GILMOUR
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 May 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: David Gilmour CBE, Born, Cambridge, is an English musician best known as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter in the band Pink Floyd.

GEORGE CLOONEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 May 1961
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: An Irish American,was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce, is a former pageant queen, while his father, Nick, is a journalist, anchorman, game show and American Movie Classics host, and – in later years – an aspiring politician from the state of Kentucky.

HERBIE COX
 
Date Born: Saturday 6 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Cleftones were a doo-wop group from Queens, New York. They were formed in 1955 at Jamaica High School. Consisted of Herbie Cox (lead), Charlie James (first tenor), Berman Patterson. YOUTUBE: Herbie Cox on the far right. He is the original lead singer from the beginning (1955).

JIMMIE DALE GILMORE
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalsit, Composer, Actor, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, having been born in Tulia, Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas.

KAL MANN
 
Date Born: Sunday 6 May 1917
 
Description: Composer of songs, USA
 
Summary: Mann co-wrote songs with Lowe and Dave Appell, yielding a number of major rock and roll hits such as Charlie Gracie's "Butterfly," which sold more than two million copies and also become a million seller for the crooner, Andy Williams.

LESLEY GORE
 
Date Born: Monday 6 May 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Gore was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey in a Jewish family. She was a junior at the Dwight School for Girls in nearby Englewood when "It's My Party" became a #1 hit.

LESLIE HOPE
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1965
 
Description: Actress, Canada
 
Summary: Her first movie role was in the Canadian movie Ups and Downs, in 1981, which was filmed in Victoria.

MARY MacGREGOR
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: MacGregor was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began studying piano at age six, and was singing with bands by the time she was a teenager. After attending the University of Minnesota.

ORSON WELLES
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1915
 
Description: Actor, Magician, USA
 
Summary: Orson Welles was born in Wisconsin, the second son of Richard Head Welles, then a manufacturer of vehicle lamps, and Beatrice Ives, a concert pianist and suffragette.

RUDOLPH VALENTINO
 
Date Born: Monday 6 May 1895
 
Description: Actor, Italy/ USA
 
Summary: Born in Italy, to a French mother, Marie Berthe Gabrielle Barbin 1856 -1919, and Giovanni Antonio Giuseppe Fidele Guglielmi, a veterinarian who died of malaria when Valentino was 11.

STEWART GRANGER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 6 May 1913
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: An Anglo American film actor, mainly associated with heroic and romantic leading roles. He was a popular leading man from the 1940s to the 1960s.

SYDNEY CARTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 6 May 1915
 
Description: Composer of song, UK
 
Summary: He studied at Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxford.

VIC BERTON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 6 May 1896
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Early in the 1920s Berton played in various Chicago bands, including those of Art Kahn, Paul Beise, and Arnold Johnson. He led his own ensemble as well, which played at the Merry Gardens club. In 1924 he became the manager of The Wolverines, and occasionally played alongside Bix Beiderbecke in the ensemble.

ALAN SPENNER
 
Date Born: Friday 7 May 1948
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Spenner was the original bassist for the album 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in the seventies.

DARREN McGAVIN
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1922
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: He appeared as the tough-talking, funny detective in the 1950s television series Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.

DEREK TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 May 1932
 
Description: Publicity agent
 
Summary: Derek Taylor worked as The Beatles publicist and advisor to The Beatles.

EVA PERON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 May 1919
 
Description: The First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952.
 
Summary: Eva Perón has become a part of international popular culture, most famously as the subject of the musical Evita.

GABBY HAYES
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1885
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Known for mainly western films and later Hayes would admit he had never been a big fan of westerns.

GARY COOPER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1901
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Cooper was born one of two sons of a farmer turned American lawyer and judge, Charles Henry Cooper, and Alice Cooper.

HANS POULSEN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: One of Australia's most successful singers and songwriters during the sixties and the seventies.

JANIS IAN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Folk singer Janis has made an impact with her own songs and style. Two time Grammy winner.

JERRY NOLAN
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1945
 
Description: Drummer , USA
 
Summary: An American rock drummer, best known for his work with The New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers

JIM LOWE
 
Date Born: Saturday 7 May 1927
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: He retired in 2004 at the age of 77, and lives in New Jersey.

JOHANNES BRAHMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1833
 
Description: Composer, German
 
Summary: Brahms's father, Johann Jakob Brahms, came to Hamburg from Schleswig-Holstein, seeking a career as a town musician. He was proficient on several instruments, but found employment mostly playing the horn and double bass. He married Johanna Henrika Christiane Nissen, a seamstress, who was seventeen years older.

JOHNNY MAESTRO
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group, best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb’s "The Worst That Could Happen" (1968).

KELLIE CRAWFORD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1974
 
Description: Vocal, Dancers, Actor, Australia
 
Summary: Kellie was educated at the Meriden School in Strathfield, a suburb of Sydney. Kellie is the younger of two girls. Her older sister's name is Kylie.

LORRIE COLLINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: She made her debut on January 22, 1958 in an episode entitled "The Picture in Rick's Notebook"

MARTY RHONE
 
Date Born: Sunday 7 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Marty is well known to Australian audiences as a popular singer and entertainer.

MITCHELL JAYNE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 7 May 1930
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: The Dillards are notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to have electrified their instruments in the mid-1960s.

PETE WINGFIELD
 
Date Born: Friday 7 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Beginning with their 1983 reunion shows, Wingfield spent eighteen years handling keyboard duties for The Everly Brothers.

PETER IIYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1840
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Russian
 
Summary: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Votkinsk, a small town in present-day Udmurtia at the time the Vyatka Guberniya of Imperial Russia.

RILEY PUCKETT
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1894
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: A country music pioneer, born in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA. An accident during infancy left him blind.

ROBERT HEGYES
 
Date Born: Monday 7 May 1951
 
Description: Actor. USA

TERESA BREWER
 
Date Born: Thursday 7 May 1931
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Brewer's father was an inspector of glass for the Libbey Owens Company now Pilkington Glass, her mother was a housewife. P/E

THELMA HOUSTON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 7 May 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, US
 
Summary: She appeared in the Australian stage show of ’Fame’ for nearly twelve months from Sydney to Perth.

ART BAXTER
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: An English rock singer during the fifties.

ARTHUR Q. BRYAN
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1899
 
Description: Comedian and voice actor
 
Summary: Bryan's Fudd was so popular that the character's shorts were used to create and develop the character of Bugs Bunny, with the first official Bugs Bunny appearance coming in the Fudd cartoon, A Wild Hare.

BEKKA BRAMLETT
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1958
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, USA
 
Summary: She is the daughter of popular music duo Delaney and Bonnie.

BILLY BURNETTE
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Billy met Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac fame during the shooting of a Dick Clark Anniversary Special. A few months later, Fleetwood invited Billy to join his new band, The Zoo, which released an album on RCA in 1983, I'm Not Me.

CHRIS FRANTZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
 
Description: Drums, percussion, USA
 
Summary: He is ranked number 12 in Stylus Magazine`s list of the 50 greatest rock drummers.

DARREN HAYES
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He is the youngest of three children. He started performing for his mother in his lounge room from an early age. At Mabel Park High School, Hayes appeared in the school musicals

DAVID ROWNTREE
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1964
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Rowntree is a computer animator, and owns an animation company called Nanomation. He directed two series of the South Park.

DON RICKLES
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1926
 
Description: Comedian, Actor, USA
 
Summary: It has been said that being insulted by Rickles is like "wearing a badge of honor".

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Spain
 
Summary: Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain, the third and final child of Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Filipina socialite and Hola! magazine journalist Isabel Preysler.

GARY GLITTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Glam rock singer during the seventies and one of Brits favorites in the seventies.

JACK BLANCHARD AND MISTY MORGAN
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocal Duo, USA
 
Summary: Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan is an American country music duo from Florida.

JACK BLAND
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1899
 
Description: Banjoist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Played with Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and many more top names of the time in the twenties and the forties. YOUTUBE: Red McKenzie playing paper & comb and singing I Ain't Got Nobody, also an interesting banjo solo from Jack Bland.

JACKIE ORSZACZKY
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1948
 
Description: Singer, band leader, bassist, composer, arranger, producer
 
Summary: Orszaczky toured Australia in 1970-71 with the jazz-fusion group Syrius. During the tour the group recorded an album in Melbourne, that was released both in Australia and Hungary.

JAMES MOTORHEAD SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone,
 
Summary: Sherwood and Zappa met in high school in 1956. Sherwood was in a class with Zappa's brother Bobby, who introduced the two after learning that Sherwood was a collector of blues records.

JIM SHERWOOD
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Saxophonist,USA
 
Summary: An American rock musician notable for playing soprano, tenor and baritone saxophone.

JOHN FRED
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His group, John Fred and the Playboys, was formed in 1956; their first hit single was 1958's "Shirley".

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first (and to this day only) recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient,and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine's 73rd Annual Readers' Poll.

KEITH JARRETT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1945
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Jazz pianist started playing in the sixties unit `THE CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET`and also playing with Miles Davis in the seventies.

MARC BOLAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: With band ’John’s Children’ then formed ’TYRANNOSAURUS REX’ later ’T REX’

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1976
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist, Canada
 
Summary: She is the daughter of American folk singer and actor Loudon Wainwright III and Canadian folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle.

MARY LOU WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Sunday 8 May 1910
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Arranger, USA
 
Summary: Noted as the leading female of jazz instrumentalist.

MELISSA GILBERT
 
Date Born: Friday 8 May 1964
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for her role in TV’s ’Little House On The Prairie’ with Michael Landon during the seventies.

PAUL SAMWELL SMITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 8 May 1943
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: While in The Yardbirds, he worked with record producers such as Mickie Most, Simon Napier-Bell and Giorgio Gomelsky and co-produced and engineered much of their music.

PHILIP BAILEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 8 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Co founder and member of 'Earth Wind And Fire' He Joined the group in 1971.

RED NICHOLS
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1905
 
Description: Trumpeter, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: Nichols became one of the busiest phonograph session musicians of his era, making hundreds of recording sessions of jazz and hot dance band music. He also played in several Broadway shows.

RICK NELSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: In 1972, Nelson reached the top 40 one last time with "Garden Party", a song he wrote in disgust after a Madison Square Garden audience booed him when he tried playing new songs instead of just his old hits from the 1950s and 1960s. "Garden Party" reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, and was certified as a gold single. "Garden Party" was a hit at the same time Elvis Presley was having his last top 10 single, "Burning Love"

ROBERT JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Monday 8 May 1911
 
Description: Guitarist
 
Summary: Recording in the thirties, a sessions guitarist recorded well known blues songs such as ’Travelling Riverside Blues’ - ’Sweet Home Chicago’ etc.

TODD STORZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 8 May 1924
 
Description: Radio Announcer
 
Summary: Stortz was the first to bring to air a Top Forty play list in the United States.

TONI TENNILLE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 8 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Charting with the Neil Sedaka song ’Love will keep us together’ - They also charted with ’Do that to me one more time’ and many more.

ALBERT FINNEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1936
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: The son of Alice and Albert Finney, Sr., a bookmaker. He attended Salford Grammar School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

ASH GRUNWALD
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1976
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Ash Grunwald is a young Australian radio announcer and blues musician from Melbourne, Australia.

BILLY JOEL
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Joel was raised in Hicksville, New York. His father Howard born Helmut was originally from Germany, where his father Billy Joel's grandfather Karl Amson Joel had owned a department store which he was forced to sell under value to avoid being dispossessed by the Nazis. The new owners turned this into a large mail order business in the 1950s Neckermann. His mother, Rosalind Nyman, was born in England, to a Jewish family Philip and Rebecca Nyman. His parents divorced in 1960, and his father moved back to Vienna, Austria.

CANDICE BERGEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1946
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bergen was born in California. Her mother, Frances Bergen was a Powers model and professionally as Frances Westcott. Her father, Edgar Bergen, was a ventriloquist, comedian, and actor.

CARLO MARIA GIULINI
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Violinist and conductor. Italy
 
Summary: Giulini was given a violin for Christmas in 1919, when he was five, and progressed rapidly with local instructors, notably a Bohemian violinist.

DAVE PRATER
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1937
 
Description: Singer, USA
 
Summary: Dave Prater is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1992), the Grammy Hall of Fame (1999, for the song "Soul Man").

DICK MORRISSEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1940
 
Description: Saxophonist, UK
 
Summary: By the mid-60s, he had over two consecutive years come in second place behind Hayes in the Melody Maker Jazz Poll (1966 & 1967).

FRANK CHACKSFIELD
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Band Leader, UK
 
Summary: His next 78 single, "Ebb Tide", became the first British instrumental recording to reach #1 in some American charts.

GLENDA JACKSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1936
 
Description: Actress, Politician, UK
 
Summary: Her first work came on the stage, where she won a role in an adaptation of "Separate Tables".

HANK SNOW
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, CA
 
Summary: In 1958, Snow became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

JAMES L BROOKS
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1940
 
Description: Director, Producer, USA
 
Summary: The Simpsons Movie. In total, Brooks has received 47 Emmy nominations, winning 20 of them.

JOHN HAWKEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 9 May 1940
 
Description: Piano, Keyboards
 
Summary: John Hawken appeared briefly in the David Essex movie That'll Be The Day (1973) as the keyboard player in the band led by Stormy Tempest (Billy Fury), which also featured Keith Moon on drums.

KIM HART
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, NZ
 
Summary: Started her career with band ’CHALKDUST’ in 1976.

MIKE MILLWARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 9 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rhythm guitarist/singer Mike Millward ex-The Undertakers

PETE BIRRELL
 
Date Born: Friday 9 May 1941
 
Description: Bassist, UK

PHILLIP MANNING
 
Date Born: Monday 9 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist , South Australia
 
Summary: Phil became the lead singer of Adelaide's "Exiles" with his brother Derek during the sixties.

REBECCA HALL
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1982
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: Hall's first role came in 1992, when she appeared as young Sophy in her father's television adaptation of Mary Wesley's The Camomile Lawn.

RICHIE FURAY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 9 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Orinal member of ’BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD’ formed 1966 with Stephen Stills. Later he joined ’POCO’ formed in 1968.

SONNY CURTIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 9 May 1937
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of Buddy Holly and The Crickets.

ARTHUR ALEXANDER
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Working with Spar Music in Florence, Alabama, Alexander recorded his first single; "Sally Sue Brown" which was released in 1960.

BERT WEEDON
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 May 1921
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: An English guitarist and composer whose style of guitar playing was popular & influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Burgess Road, East Ham, Essex, now Greater London.

BONO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 10 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Bono is almost never seen in public without sunglasses.

CARL DOUGLAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 10 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: In 1998, a re-recording of his most famous song, billed as Bus Stop featuring Carl Douglas, reached number 8 in the UK.

CARL T SPRAGUE
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1895
 
Description: Sincer, USA
 
Summary: An American country musician. He was often dubbed "The Original nging Cowboy." Sprague was one of the first country musicians on record, recording in the early 1920s.

DANNY RAPP
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Formed The Juvenairs in his High School years.

DAVE MASON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: His long career has included working with top musicians and singers such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix etc.

FRED ASTAIRE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1899
 
Description: Actor, Dancer, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Rudolph Nureyev rated him the greatest dancer of the twentieth century, and he is generally acknowledged to have been the most influential dancer in the history of film and television musicals.

GEORGE GOLLA
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1935
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Golla emigrated to Australian in the fifties and started working in 1957.

GRAHAM GOULDMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: In March 1968 he stepped in as a temporary replacement for bassist Bob Lang in The Mindbenders. Original member and bass, keyboards, Guitarist for English group "10CC". The band formed in 1967 in Manchester.

GREGORY SLAY
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1969
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Slay co-founded Remy Zero in Birmingham, Alabama with high school friend, Jeffrey Cain, who was also from Mobile

JACKIE LOMAX
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Lomax started his career at the age of 16 singing blues and played with a group ’The Undertakers’ in Liverpool

JAY FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He is the composer of Terminator's (1984) soundtrack Pictures of You and of the main theme from A Nightmare On Elm Street 5:

JOE POOVEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 10 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Dallas, Texas, he was encouraged to be an entertainer as a child. He initially learned the steel guitar, and made his first recordings at the age of 10. Two years later, in 1953, he formed a group, the Hillbilly Boys, and started weekly broadcasts on radio station KRLD.

JULIUS WECHTER
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1935
 
Description: Vibraphonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He began his long and successful association with Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass when he played percussion in the Tijuana Brass.

LARRY WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1935
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, pianist., USA
 
Summary: Williams first record was the wellknown, JUST BECAUSE - 1957

MARGARET FIELD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Actress Margaret Field, mother of Sally Field.

MAX STEINER
 
Date Born: Thursday 10 May 1888
 
Description: Composer for theatre, composer, arranger, conductor
 
Summary: Steiner was one of the best-known composers in Hollywood, and is widely regarded today as one of the greatest film score composers in the history of cinema.

MEL LEWIS
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1929
 
Description: Drummer - U.S.A.
 
Summary: He started playing professionally as a teen, eventually joining Stan Kenton in 1954.

NANCY WALKER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She and her sister, Betty Lou Barto, grew up in large cities where their father, who was a performer, entertained in vaudeville.

PETER BENNET
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1935
 
Description: Musical promoter.
 
Summary: Following the death of Brian Epstein in 1967, he was hired as promotional manager for The Beatles and Apple Corps.

SID VICIOUS
 
Date Born: Friday 10 May 1957
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Born in London to John and Anne Ritchie. Shortly after his birth, John Ritchie left the family.

YOUNG MC
 
Date Born: Wednesday 10 May 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer
 
Summary: Winner of a Grammy award in 1989 for 'Best Rap Song', 'Bust A Move'.

BOB ATCHER
 
Date Born: Monday 11 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: His popularity was during 1930 to 1958 with his association with Columbia Records.

BUTCH TRUCKS
 
Date Born: Sunday 11 May 1947
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964. Another early band was The 31st of February which formed and broke up in 1968. This group's lineup eventually included both Duane Allman and Gregg Allman.

CARLA BLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 May 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer of song, USA
 
Summary: Composer of jazz,Punk rock plus big bands. Started composing at he age of nine.

CHERYL LYNN
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1957
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Discovered on the GONG SHOW in the seventies.

CORY MONTEITH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 11 May 1982
 
Description: Actor, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Monteith began his acting career in Vancouver, British Columbia. He played minor roles in Final Destination 3, Whisper, and Deck the Halls.

FOSTER BROOKS
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1912
 
Description: Comedian, USA
 
Summary: Singer Perry Como discovered Brooks in 1969, giving the comedian his major break.

HOLLY VALANCE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 May 1983
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian model, actress and singer. Valance began her career as Felicity "Flick" Scully on the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

IRVING BERLIN
 
Date Born: Friday 11 May 1888
 
Description: Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Irving Berlin was born Israel Baline on May 11, 1888, one of eight children of Moses and Lena Lipkin Baline. His birthplace is Tyumen[4], in Eastern Russia. His father, a cantor in a Jewish synagogue, uprooted the family to America, as did many other Jewish families in late 19th century. In 1893 they settled in New York City.

JOHNNY DEVLIN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 11 May 1938
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Johnny Devlin was born in New Zealand and became one of the first rock stars to come out of New Zealand.

KIT LAMBERT
 
Date Born: Saturday 11 May 1935
 
Description: Composer, Producer, Manager, Entrepreneur and promoter.
 
Summary: He left the ’WHO’in the early seventies and would concentrate on producing other artists.

LES CHADWICK
 
Date Born: Friday 11 May 1934
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: When the Pacemakers split up in 1966, he bought a garage with fellow former Pacemaker, Les Maguire. In the 1980s, Chadwick relocated to Sydney, Australia, where he set up an employment agency.

PHIL SILVERS
 
Date Born: Thursday 11 May 1911
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Silvers wrote the lyrics for Frank Sinatra's "Nancy (With the Laughing Face)".

BILLY SQUIRE
 
Date Born: Friday 12 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: An American vocalist and songwriter and rock musician.

BOB MONTGOMERY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Montgomery was a songwriting partner and best friend of Buddy Holly, performing together as the duo "Buddy and Bob" while teenagers in high school.

BURT BACHARACH
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1928
 
Description: Composer, Arranger Composer Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Bacharach was born the son of Irma and Bert Bacharach, a syndicated newspaper columnist. He is of German Jewish descent.

CLAUDIO POMPILI
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Sound Designer, Music Consultan, Australia
 
Summary: He is a composer and music consultant currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland.

EMILIO ESTEVEZ
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1962
 
Description: Actor, Director, USA
 
Summary: The eldest child of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet. His siblings are Ramón Luis Estévez,Charlie Sheen, and Renée Estévez. Unlike his brother, Emilio did not adopt his father's stage name. He attended Santa Monica High School with fellow Brat Packer Rob Lowe.

GILBERTO GRACIO GUITARS
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 May 1946
 
Description: Manufactures classical guitars, Portuguese
 
Summary: The Grácio family is considered to be one of the most important traditional guitar makers in Europe, and their contribution has helped develop the Portuguese guitar over the years.

GORDON JENKINS
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1910
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer
 
Summary: He started his career doing arrangements for a St Louis radio station.

GREGORY PHILLINGANES
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1956
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1981, he released his first solo album, Significant Gains. While the album itself was not very successful, he did manage to score a minor R&B hit with "Baby, I Do Love You."

IAN DURY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: Ian Dury was born at his parents home at 43 Weald Rise, Harrow Weald, Harrow. He lived with the effects of polio, which he contracted at the age of seven — very likely, he believed, from a swimming pool at Southend on Sea during the 1949 polio epidemic.

IAN McLAGAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 12 May 1945
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: English keyboards instrumentallist, best known as a member of Small Faces, and Faces.

JAMES PURIFY
 
Date Born: Friday 12 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Duo, USA
 
Summary: James & Bobby Purify were an R&B singing duo, whose biggest hit was "I'm Your Puppet" in 1966.

JAYOTIS WASHINGTON
 
Date Born: Monday 12 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: A member of "The Persuasions" who have enjoyed recognition from musicians outside the doo-wop or gospel community.

JOE MAPHIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1921
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American country guitarist and one of the greats of his time.

KATHARINE HEPBURN
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 May 1907
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Hepburn was born the daughter of Katharine Martha and Dr. Thomas Horval Hepburn, who was a successful urologist from Virginia with Maryland roots. She is of English ancestry from both sides of her family.

KIX BROOKS
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: He has one sister, one half-sister, one half-brother and his father adopted one son of his third wife.

LEON HARDY
 
Date Born: Thursday 12 May 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Cardinals were a successful American R&B group of the 1950s.

RAY DAVIS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: The original bass singer and one of the founding members of The Parliaments, Parliament and Funkadelic.

RAY GILLEN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 May 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Singer best known for his work with the bands Black Sabbath, Badlands and Phenomena.

STEVE WINWOOD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 12 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Steve co-wrote and recorded "Gimme Some Lovin'" and "I'm A Man" before leaving to form Traffic with Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason.

THE DUKE OF PADUCH
 
Date Born: Sunday 12 May 1901
 
Description: Vocalist, Comedian, Banjoist, USA
 
Summary: Benjamin Francis “Whitey” Ford was a leading country comedian from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s.

TOM SNYDER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 12 May 1936
 
Description: Talk show host, USA
 
Summary: Snyder on Tomorrow included John Lennon's final televised interview, in April 1975, replayed in December 1980 as a tribute to Lennon, and later released on home video, and Irish rock band U2's first American television appearance in June 1981.

TONY HANCOCK
 
Date Born: Monday 12 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, Comeidian, UK
 
Summary: Hancock's Half Hour lasted for seven years (including television) and over a hundred episodes in its radio form, and from 1956 ran concurrently with an equally successful BBC television series with the same name.

BEA ARTHUR
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1922
 
Description: Actress, Singer, USA
 
Summary: Arthur achieved fame as the character Maude Findlay on the 1970s sitcoms All in the Family and Maude, and as Dorothy Zbornak on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, winning Emmy Awards for both roles.

BEVERIDGE WEBSTER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 May 1908
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: He also studied in Berlin with Artur Schnabel. He made his New York debut in November 1934 with the New York Philharmonic

DANNY KIRWAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1950
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Kirwan's first recorded work with the band was on the huge instrumental hit single "Albatross".

DEWEY PHILLIPS
 
Date Born: Thursday 13 May 1926
 
Description: Disc Jockey
 
Summary: He played R &B, Blues, country, or anything that later people were calling rock and roll.

DON AMECHE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 May 1908
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Ameche was a major radio star, heard on such shows as Empire Builders, The First Nighter Program, Family Theater and the Betty and Bob soap opera.

GIL EVANS
 
Date Born: Monday 13 May 1912
 
Description: Band Leader, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, USA
 
Summary: His name was changed early on to Evans, the name of his stepfather. His family moved to Stockton, California, where he spent most of his youth. After 1946, he lived and worked primarily in New York City.

HARVEY KEITEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1939
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Has appeared in many films such as ’Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’ ’Taxi’.

JOE BROWN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: One of the first rock singers apart from Cliff Richard to have real success before the Beatles.

JOHNNY WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 13 May 1914
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: In 1952, Johnnie & Jack’s "Poison Love" took them to the Grand Ole Opry, where the duo, along with Wells, were invited to join and where they remained for 15 years.

MELANIE THORNTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1967
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: On May 7, 2001, Thornton released her first (and only) solo album entitled Ready To Fly under the label X-Cell (distributed by Sony/Epic Records).

PAUL THOMPSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 13 May 1951
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: He was also the drummer for 'Angelic Upstarts' and also 'Concrete Blonde'

PETE WATTS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1947
 
Description: Bassist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Overend's bass of choice was a white Gibson Thunderbird, one of which was later sold to Wishbone Ash bassist Martin Turner.

PETER GABRIEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalists, UK
 
Summary: Formed ’GENESIS’ singing lead from 1966 to 1975.

RITCHIE VALENS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 13 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Brought up hearing traditional Mexican mariachi music, as well as flamenco guitar, R&B.

STEVIE WONDER
 
Date Born: Saturday 13 May 1950
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Keyboardist, USA
 
Summary: Originally named "Little Stevie Wonder"in the sixties is very much larger than life.

TEDDY RANDAZZO
 
Date Born: Monday 13 May 1935
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Randazzo also had some starring roles and often performed in such rock films as Hey, Let's Twist, The Girl Can't Help It, Rock, Rock, Rock and Mr. Rock and Roll in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

AL CINER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 May 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: The group are mainly known for their hit ’Bend Me Shape Me’ during the sixties.

ALEC DANKWORTH
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 May 1960
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Dankworth was born the son of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine.

ART GRANT
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 May 1950
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, is an English progressive rock group.

BOBBY DARIN
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: On Monday, May 14, 2007, Bobby Darin was awarded a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. This tribute honors Darin for his contribution to making Las Vegas the "Entertainment Capital of the World"

DAVID BYRNE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 14 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Scotland
 
Summary: Byrne was born in Dumbarton, Scotland, on May 14, 1952. Two years later, his parents moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then to Arbutus, Maryland, when he was 8 or 9 years old.

DAVID REYNE
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1959
 
Description: Actor, Musician, Television Presenter, Australia
 
Summary: David Reyne became a member of the band Australian Crawl with Reyne's younger brother,lead singer James, continued as drummer.

DEREK LECKENBY
 
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1943
 
Description: Guitarist

DICK BENTLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1907
 
Description: Actor, Comedian, UK
 
Summary: In 1972 and 1974 Bentley featured in the films from Barry McKenzie comic strip in "Private Eye".

EDDIE LOW
 
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, NZ
 
Summary: Eddie is a multi intrumentalist playing, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, etc.

GEORGE LUCAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 May 1944
 
Description: Director, Producer, USA
 
Summary: His first full-length feature film produced by the studio, THX 1138, was not a success. Lucas then created his own company, Lucasfilm, Ltd., and directed American Graffiti (1973).

GRADY GAINES
 
Date Born: Monday 14 May 1934
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: An American electric and Texas blues and jazz blues tenor saxophonist, who recorded with Little Richard in the 1950s.

IRVING THALBERG
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 May 1899
 
Description: Film producer, USA
 
Summary: Thalberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, to German Jewish immigrant parents.

JACK BRUCE
 
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1943
 
Description: Bassist, Scotland
 
Summary: Cream were to break up in 1968,the group were probably the first super group. Bruce co wrote most of Cream’s songs with composer Peter Brown.

JUNE DUPREZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1918
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Duprez retired. Her final credited film performance was in One Plus One (1961).

LEK LECKENBY
 
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Leckenby is credited with arranging the band's first big hit, "I'm into Something Good".

LUCCIANO PIZZICHINI
 
Date Born: Sunday 14 May 2000
 
Description: Guitarist, Argentina
 
Summary: A child prodigy guitarist and the youngest artist sponsored by Gibson Guitars.

MARGRETA ELKINS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1907
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1958 she became a resident principal mezzo-soprano at the Royal Opera House, making her debut there as Amneris in Aida.

MIKE INEZ
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 May 1966
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: Inez played with Slash on the former Guns N' Roses guitarist's side group, Slash's Snakepit.

MIKE PRESTON
 
Date Born: Saturday 14 May 1938
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, UK
 
Summary: Preston appeared on Oh Boy! and his first gramophone record, "Dirty Old Town" was produced by Joe Meek.

OTTO KLEMPERER
 
Date Born: Thursday 14 May 1885
 
Description: Conductor, Germany
 
Summary: He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century. His son, Werner Klemperer, was an actor and became known for his portrayal of Colonel Klink on the US television show Hogan's Heroes.

SOFIA COPPOLA
 
Date Born: Friday 14 May 1971
 
Description: Director, producer, screenwriter, actress
 
Summary: Influenced by Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Bogdanovich, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Bob Fosse, John Hughes, Wong Kar-wai, William Eggleston

TROY SHONDELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 14 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Shondell was born and raised in Indiana and was educated at Valparaiso University and Indiana University. He wrote his first song at age 14.

ANDREW ELDRITCH
 
Date Born: Friday 15 May 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Andrew Eldritch is often called the "Godfather of Goth"

BILL PEACH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1935
 
Description: Australian television journalist
 
Summary: Peach was born in 1935 in the Riverina town of Lockhart, New South Wales. He was educated at the boarding school St Stanislaus College in Bathurst.

BRIAN ENO
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1948
 
Description: Producer, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Brian Eno's professional music career began in London, as a member (1971–1973) of the glam/art rock band Roxy Music, playing the mixing desk, altering the band's sound with a VCS3 synthesizer, tape recorders, etc., and singing back-up.

EDDY ARNOLD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1918
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Henderson, Tennessee, he made his first radio appearance in 1936. Nick named The Tennesse Plough Boy.

GORDON MILLS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 15 May 1935
 
Description: Manager,Composer - UK
 
Summary: Mills also produced Gilbert O'Sullivan, particularly on the song "Clair," which is named for Mills' daughter

GRAEHAM GOBLE
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Graeham Goble will forever be associated with his most popular song "Reminiscing". YOUTUBE: An insight of The Little River band with Graeham Goble giving an honest story in regards to life of the band. This is a must to listen to.

JAMES MASON
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1909
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Mason was once considered to play James Bond in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced.

JOSEPH COTTEN
 
Date Born: Monday 15 May 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Cotten worked as an advertising agent after graduating from the Washington, D.C., Hickman School, where he studied acting.

KARIN KROG
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: One of her finest recordings came in the mid seventies when she recorded with Archie Shepp.

MIKE OLDFIELD
 
Date Born: Friday 15 May 1953
 
Description: Multi Instrumentalist, Composer, Producer - UK
 
Summary: Multi Instrumentalist.Tubular Bells was the first albumto be released by Virgin records giving the company and Oldfield a very good start

PHIL SEYMOUR
 
Date Born: Thursday 15 May 1952
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His solo work is also highly revered among fans of the power pop musical genre.

RHONDA BURCHMORE
 
Date Born: Sunday 15 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer
 
Summary: While in the U.K. Rhonda also appeared with Anthony Newley in the revival of Stop the World I Want to Get Off.

TRINI LOPEZ
 
Date Born: Saturday 15 May 1937
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: His popularity led the Gibson Guitar Corporation to ask him in 1964 to design a guitar for them. He ended up designing two: The Trini Lopez Standard, a rock and roll model based on the Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow body, and the Lopez Deluxe, a variation of a Gibson jazz guitar designed by Barney Kessel.

BARBARA LEE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Their major hit was HE’S SO FINE. The song would later emerge in a court case that involved George Harrison and his song My Sweet Lord.

BETTY CARTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 May 1929
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: When she was 16, she sang with Charlie Parker, and she later performed with Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.

BILLY COBHAM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1944
 
Description: Drummer, composer and bandleader. USA
 
Summary: Cobham is, in the words of critic Steve Huey, "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer"

BOYD TINSLEY
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1964
 
Description: Violinist, USA
 
Summary: In 2003, Tinsley released a solo album, True Reflections.

DANIELLE SPENCER
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: Until the age of twelve she spent her childhood and youth alternately in Australia and in Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire, England, as her father worked in both countries for the BBC Play School.

DARRELL SWEET
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1947
 
Description: Drummer, Scotland
 
Summary: He was the drummer and a founding member of rock band "Nazareth".

DEBRA WINGER
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1955
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Winger was cast in the lead role in A League of their Own but dropped out and was replaced by Geena Davis.

EDDIE BERT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1922
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Eddie was old school—like Jack Teagarden, Miff Mole, "Tricky Sam" Nanton and Benny Morten.

HARRY CAREY JR
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1921
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: A respected character actor like his father, Carey appeared in several Westerns. He made four films with director Howard Hawks.

HAZEL OCONNOR
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Composer, UK
 
Summary: O'Connor originally became prominent as an actress in 1980.

HENRY FONDA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1905
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: In the late 1920s, Fonda journeyed East to join the Provinceton Players and then the University Players Guild. There, he met fellow actor Jimmy Stewart, with whom he became lifelong friends.

JANET JACKSON
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: In 1991, she signed the first of two record-breaking, multi-million dollar recording contracts with Virgin Records, which established her as one of the highest paid artists in the recording industry.

KRIPP JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: The Del-Vikings were formed in 1955 by members of the United States Air Force stationed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

LIBERACE
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1919
 
Description: Pianist, US
 
Summary: He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 for his contributions to the television industry.Liberace's popularization of the phrase inspired the title of Crying All the Way to the Bank.

MEGAN FOX
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1986
 
Description: Actress, model
 
Summary: Fox is of Irish, French, and Native American ancestry, and was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio and Franklin Fox.

MELANIE LYNSKEY
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1977
 
Description: Actress, NZ
 
Summary: She is maninly known for stalking Charlie Sheen on the Emmy Award-winning Two and a Half Men.

NICKY CHINN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 16 May 1944
 
Description: Composer, Record Producer,UK
 
Summary: He and Australian Mike Chapman have had a string of hits maunly in the seventies.

PIERCE BROSNAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 16 May 1953
 
Description: Actor, Ireland
 
Summary: After leaving school at 16, he decided to be a painter and began training in commercial illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

ROBERT FRIPP
 
Date Born: Thursday 16 May 1946
 
Description: Musician, songwriter, producer
 
Summary: Fripp was ranked 42nd on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" (published August 2003).

STELLA NOVA
 
Date Born: Monday 16 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He started playing with the London Jazz Orchestra at the age of 14.

TORI SPELLING
 
Date Born: Wednesday 16 May 1973
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Actress mainly known for being the daughter of producer Arron Spelling.

WOODY HERMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 16 May 1913
 
Description: Clarinetist, Band leader,USA
 
Summary: In 1946 the band won Downbeat, Metronome, Billboard and Esquire polls for best band, nominated by their peers in the big band business

ANDREA CORR
 
Date Born: Friday 17 May 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: In 1990 she and her siblings formed a quartet called the Corrs.

BILL BRUFORD
 
Date Born: Monday 17 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of "Yes" The group formed in 1968 and later with "Genisis" in 1976.

BOB MERRILL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1921
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: He moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a dialogue director for Columbia Pictures.

COUNTRY DICK MONTANA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1955
 
Description: Drummer, US
 
Summary: Country Dick Montana, Jerry Raney, Joey Harris, and Rolle Love were this traveling musical pleasure experience that will never be duplicated ever again.

CRAIG FERGUSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 May 1962
 
Description: Talk Show Host, Actor. America,
 
Summary: Craig Ferguson dropped out of high school "mainly to drink," and started in show business as a drummer in Bastards From Hell, a punk band that went nowhere.

DALLAS TAYLOR
 
Date Born: Saturday 17 May 1980
 
Description: Vocalist , USA
 
Summary: An American session drummer who has played on several rock records of the 1960s and 1970s.

DENNIS HOPPER
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 May 1936
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Hopper made his debut on film in two roles with James Dean (whom he admired immensely) in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956).

DEWEY REDMAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 May 1931
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: He performed on 'The Survivor's Suite' album which was voted top jazz album of the year, 1978.

ENYA
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist, Ireland
 
Summary: Enya achieved a breakthrough in her career in 1988 with the album Watermark, which featured the hit song "Orinoco Flow" (sometimes incorrectly known as "Sail Away").

KEITH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 17 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Keefer earned his first recording contract with Columbia Records

KREE HARRISON
 
Date Born: Thursday 17 May 1990
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Harrison was chosen to perform on The Rosie O'Donnell Show's “Most Talent Kids” episode. She appeared as a guest on the show four times by the time she was twelve.

MAUREEN OSULLIVAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 17 May 1911
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Married Australian born writer and later award winning director John Farrow.

PENNY DE HAVEN
 
Date Born: Monday 17 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: The first female country artist to perform for the troupes in Vietnam.

TAJ MAHAL
 
Date Born: Sunday 17 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Taj Mahal has received two Grammy Awards (nine nominations) over his career.

ALBERT HAMMOND
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: Hammond is one of the more successful pop/rock songwriters to come out of England during the 1960s and 1970s, and has also enjoyed a long career as a recording artist

BIG JOE TURNER
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1911
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US A
 
Summary: His Jazz era was in Kansas City but he made his name composing the well known, always played,’ Shake Rattle And Roll’

DAVID NAIL
 
Date Born: Friday 18 May 1979
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Nail's first recording contract was with Mercury Nashville Records in 2002.

DWAYNE HICKMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 18 May 1934
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: One of his earliest roles was an appearance in the 1942 Our Gang comedy Melodies Old and New.

FRANK CAPRA
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 May 1897
 
Description: Director, USA
 
Summary: One of the great film directors of the 20th century.

GEORGE STRAIT
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums in the United States.In the spring of 1981, Strait released his first single for MCA Records, entitled "Unwound".

JACK JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1975
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Jack Hody Johnson, born May 18, 1975 is a Hawaiian born singer songwriter, musician, filmmaker.

JIM MOGINIE
 
Date Born: Friday 18 May 1956
 
Description: Keyboardist, Australia
 
Summary: He is best known for his work with "Midnight Oil"

KAI WINDING
 
Date Born: Thursday 18 May 1922
 
Description: Trombonist, Band Leader, USA
 
Summary: In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kai recorded for a number of independent record labels.

LES KACZMAREK
 
Date Born: Wednesday 18 May 1955
 
Description: Bassist, Australia
 
Summary: He formed Cold Chisel in 1973 with Ian Moss, Don Walker and Steve Prestwich. Les left in 1975 and was replaced by Phil Small.

LOBBY LLOYD
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1941
 
Description: Guitarist, Australia
 
Summary: Loyde was regarded as one of Australia's finest rock guitarists during the sixties.

LUCIA MANNUCCI
 
Date Born: Tuesday 18 May 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, Italy
 
Summary: Born at Bologna, Mannucci relocated to Milan at a young age.

MARGOT FONTEYN
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1919
 
Description: Ballerina, UK
 
Summary: Born to an English father and an Irish mother, with Brazilian ancestry, who was the daughter of Brazilian businessman Antonio Fontes.

MARTIKA
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1969
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Martika started as "Gloria" on the Disney Channel childrens show "Kids Incorporated".

MEREDITH WILSON
 
Date Born: Sunday 18 May 1902
 
Description: Composer, Conductor and playwright
 
Summary: Willson attended Frank Damrosch's Institute of Musical Art (later The Juilliard School) in New York City.

PERRY COMO
 
Date Born: Saturday 18 May 1912
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: From his own barber shop to the top entertainer.In 2007 Perry Como was inducted into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.

RODNEY DILLARD
 
Date Born: Monday 18 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocals, USA
 
Summary: The Dillards are notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to have electrified their instruments in the mid-1960s.

ALMA COGAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1932
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: She was born of East European Jewish parentage, in Golders Green, London, her first name to be as her mother liked the motion picture actress Alma Taylor.

DAVE PINCOMBE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He achieved prominence in the late '70s and early '80s as a country music singer and composer winning a Golden Guitar in 1980.

DAVID HELFGOTT
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1947
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: David Helfgott now lives in "The Promised Land", a valley near Bellingen in New South Wales with his second wife, Gillian.

DAVID JACOBS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1926
 
Description: British broadcaster - A BBC staff announcer in the early 1950s
 
Summary: A BBC staff announcer in the early 1950s, his voice intoned the title for many of the 53 episodes of the space adventure series Journey Into Space.

DUSTY HILL
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1949
 
Description: Bassist, America
 
Summary: Associated acts ZZ Top, Willy & the Wolves, Freddie King, The Warlocks, The Cellar Dwellers, American Blues

GEOGIE AULD
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1919
 
Description: Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Canadian
 
Summary: Primarily a swing saxophonist, he did many big band stints in his career, and led several big bands.

GREGORY HERBERT
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1947
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: Herbert started on alto sax at age 12. In 1964 he did a short stint in the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

JAMES REYNE
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1957
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, Actor, Australian
 
Summary: Australian Crawl made one of the most memorable debuts on the popular music television program of the day Countdown.

JENNY BERGGREN
 
Date Born: Friday 19 May 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Sweden
 
Summary: Jenny composed several songs for the band's The Bridge album, including "Ravine", a song about the April 27 attack, as well as "Wave Wet Sand"

JERRY HYMAN
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1947
 
Description: Trombonist, USA
 
Summary: Hyman joined the group in 1968 leaving in 1970.

JIM THACKERY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1953
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist. USA
 
Summary: He went solo in 1987 and now works as 'Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers'.

JOE RAMONE
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 May 1951
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Drummer, USA
 
Summary: The Ramones were an American rock band often regarded as the first punk rock group.

JOHNNY ALF
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1929
 
Description: Pianist, Brazil
 
Summary: He recorded nine albums and appeared on nearly fifty others.

JONAS RENSKE
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1975
 
Description: Vocalist,songwriter, lead vocalist, Sweden
 
Summary: He was also the founding member, drummer, vocalist, guitarist & songwriter of the band October Tide.

NELLIE MELBA
 
Date Born: Sunday 19 May 1861
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: The Peach Melba is a classic dessert, invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel, London to honour the Australian soprano, Dame Nellie Melba. Melba was the first Australian to appear on the cover of Time magazine, in April 1927.

NORA EPHRON
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1941
 
Description: American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author
 
Summary: She is best known for her romantic comedies and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay): for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle.

PAUL WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1948
 
Description: American music journalist and writer
 
Summary: He was also the author of more than 25 books, of which the best-known are Outlaw Blues, Das Energi, and Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, the acclaimed three-part series.

PETE TOWNSHEND
 
Date Born: Saturday 19 May 1945
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: His career with The Who spans more than forty years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the rock era.

PHIL RUDD
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1954
 
Description: Drummer, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known as the drummer of AC/DC from 1975 to 1983. He rejoined the band in 1994 to the present.

POPS FOSTER
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1892
 
Description: Bassist, USA
 
Summary: Pops Foster was playing professionally by 1907.

STEVE CURRIE
 
Date Born: Monday 19 May 1947
 
Description: Bassist, UK
 
Summary: After leaving T.Rex he went into session work, working for the likes of Chris Spedding.

STUART CABLE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 19 May 1970
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Cable had been drumming in his new Welsh band, Killing for Company.

TOM SCOTT
 
Date Born: Wednesday 19 May 1948
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Scott is a member of the The Blues Brothers musical ensemble.

YAZZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 19 May 1960
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A British pop singer, who remains best known for her successful 1988 dance track, "The Only Way Is Up".

ASTRID KIRSHHERR
 
Date Born: Friday 20 May 1938
 
Description: Photographer, Germany
 
Summary: Her association with The Beatles and her photographs of The Beatles during their Hamburg days.

CHER
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1946
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Cher is the only female solo artist to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of the previous four decades.

DANIEL DARC
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1959
 
Description: Vocalist, France
 
Summary: A French singer, who achieved success with his band Taxi Girl (together with Mirwais Ahmadzaï) between 1978 and 1986, and also as a solo artist.

FELIX ARNDT
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1889
 
Description: Pianiist, Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Arndt is best remembered for his 1915 composition, "Nola", written as an engagement gift to his fiancee and later wife, Nola Locke.

JAMES STEWART
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1908
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: The son of Elizabeth Ruth and Alexander Maitland Stewart, who owned a hardware store. Stewart's parents were Presbyterian and of Scottish origin.

JIMMIE HENDERSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 May 1954
 
Description: Guitarist,USA
 
Summary: James Henderson on guitar entered the band in 1975 and left the band in 1979.

JIMMY BLYTHE
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1901
 
Description: Pianist, Composer , USA
 
Summary: An influential American jazz and boogie woogie pianist.

JOE COCKER
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: Joe Cocker is a white soul singer has had a number of hit singles plus top selling albums through his career.

MILT GABLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 May 1911
 
Description: Record Producer, USA
 
Summary: At fifteen, he began working in his father's business, the Commodore Radio Corporation, a radio shop located on East 42nd Street in New York City.

NICK HEYWARD
 
Date Born: Saturday 20 May 1961
 
Description: Vocalist,Composer, UK
 
Summary: Heyward formed Haircut 100 in 1980. During Nick Heyward's time with the band, they had four UK Top 10 singles and their debut album, Pelican West (1982).

PHILLIS THAXTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 20 May 1919
 
Description: Actress, USA

SHORTY LONG
 
Date Born: Monday 20 May 1940
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Long's biggest hit was "Here Comes The Judge" in 1968, which reached number-four on the R&B charts.

SUSAN COWSILL
 
Date Born: Wednesday 20 May 1959
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Susan began her musical career with The Cowsills in 1967; she made her debut on We Can Fly, the Cowsills' second MGM Records album released in early 1968.

TERRY SMITH - (British jazz guitarist)
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 May 1943
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Twice winner of the Melody Maker Music Polls, Smith spent the early 1960s playing with the Tony Lee Trio.

VIC AMES
 
Date Born: Thursday 20 May 1926
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Their parents, David and Sarah Urick, were Russian Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine.

CARL CARLTON
 
Date Born: Thursday 21 May 1953
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: Started singing in the sixties and named 'Little Carl Carlton'.

CAROLE STURTZEL
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1961 Adelaide saw Carole Sturtzel begin her career as an entertainer when she joined a band called ’Tremors’.

DENNIS DAY
 
Date Born: Monday 21 May 1917
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, Comedian, USA
 
Summary: One of America’s great singers of his time and comics appearing on the Jack Benny show through to 1974.

FATS WALLER
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1904
 
Description: Vocalist, Pianist, Composer
 
Summary: He was also a prolific songwriter, and many songs he wrote or co-wrote are still popular, such as "Honeysuckle Rose", "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Squeeze Me".

FORREST WHITE
 
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1920
 
Description: American musical instruments industry executive, USA
 
Summary: White began working at Fender on 20 May 1954

GOTYE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1980
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: He is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics.

JOE CAMILLERI
 
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Saxophonist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Joe achieved his greatest success with another long-running group The Black Sorrows

JOHN LEON GARDNER
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1933
 
Description: Saxophonist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The group formed 1975 in America with Gardner joining in 1967. Sessions musician, Saxophonist and Drummer mainly recorded for the group

JUDGE REINHOLD
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 May 1957
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Reinhold has appeared in more than 60 films. His first appearance on screen was in the Wonder Woman episode "Amazon Hot Wax" (1979),

KAY KENDALL
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1927
 
Description: Actress, UK
 
Summary: England. Kendall's father was Terrence "Terry" McCarthy (aka Terry Kendall), vaudevillian son of Marie Kendall, a music hall star known for her vivacious personality and perfect diction while singing.

LAWRENCE TUREAUD - MR T
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1952
 
Description: Actor, motivational speaker, USA
 
Summary: In 1984 Mr. T released an album titled Mr. T's Commandments (Columbia/CBS Records), much in the same tone as his 1984 educational video, which instructed children to stay in school and to stay away from drugs.

LEO SAYER
 
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: A "Leo Sayer" is cockney rhyming slang for an all day drinking session "all-dayer".

LYDIA MENDOZA
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1916
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mendoza was born into a musical family in Houston, Texas. She learned to sing and play stringed instruments from her mother and grandmother.

MARCIE BLANE
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Her first song they came up with was "Bobby's Girl". June 1962. Written by Hank Hoffman and Gary Klein

MARTIN CARTHY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Martin Carthy is widely regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music from the British Isles, as well as a highly influential guitarist.

NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
 
Date Born: Sunday 21 May 1972
 
Description: Vocalist, songwriter, vocalist, record producer, USA
 
Summary: Wallace began rapping when he was a teenager. He would entertain people on the streets with his rapping as well as perform with local groups, the Old Gold Brothers and the Techniques.

PEGGY CASS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1924
 
Description: Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Cass made her Broadway debut in 1949 with the play Touch and Go.

RAYMOND BURR
 
Date Born: Monday 21 May 1917
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: His best-known film role of the period was the suspected murderer in the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window (1954), starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

RONALD ISLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 21 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: In 1954, when Ronald was only 13, he and his brothers, Rudolph, O'Kelly and Vernon Isley, formed the original lineup of what would become the Isley Brothers.

SALLY BOYDEN
 
Date Born: Friday 21 May 1965
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Sally Boyden is also the co-creator of the comedy series "Punktuition".

STAN LYNCH
 
Date Born: Saturday 21 May 1955
 
Description: American songwriter and record producer. drummer
 
Summary: As a songwriter, he also has a penchant for collaborating with a variety of personalities. He’s co-written with or written for numerous acts, including Matraca Berg, Meredith Brooks, The Fabulous Thunderbirds,

TERRY LIGHTFOOT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 May 1935
 
Description: Clarinettist and bandleader
 
Summary: England. He started his musical career as a vocalist during school-life, singing popular songs with a small amateur variety group

TONY SHERIDAN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 21 May 1940
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UJ
 
Summary: In the early 1970s, Sheridan managed a West German radio programme of blues music, which was well-received. In 1978, the Star Club was reopened, and Sheridan performed there along with Elvis Presley's TCB Band.

AL BROWN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 May 1934
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Also recorded under AL B. SURE! Charting with the success of a major album and single.

BERNIE TAUPIN
 
Date Born: Monday 22 May 1950
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, UK
 
Summary: In 1967, he answered an advertisement for talent placed in the New Musical Express by Liberty records A&R man Ray Williams. Thus began the famous and well-loved songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The pair have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

BOB DYER
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 May 1909
 
Description: Entertainer, radio personality, banjoist, Australia/USA
 
Summary: Dyer is best known for the long-running radio and then television quiz show, Pick a Box

CHARLES AZNAVOUR
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1924
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Actor, French
 
Summary: He is mainly known for his hits 'She' and 'Dance in The Old Fashioned Way' charting in the seventies. A writer of musicals and said to be the French Frank Sinatra.

IVA DAVIES
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 May 1954
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer
 
Summary: Davies has worked with such notable musicians as David Bowie , Brian Eno , Peter Gabriel , Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music , Yukihiro Takahashi , John Oates , Elvis Costello , Simple Minds , Peter Tosh.

JACKY LANDRY JACKSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The group was formed in the Bronx, New York, in 1956

JERRY DAMMERS
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 May 1955
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: The founder and keyboard player of the Coventry, England-based ska band The Specials.

JERRY RICKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1940
 
Description: Guitarist , USA
 
Summary: He began playing trumpet as a child, he started playing guitar in local coffee shops

JIMMY KEYES
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
 
Description: Vocalist
 
Summary: The Chords were "discovered" singing in a subway station and landed a contract with Atlantic records in 1954.

JOHNNY GILL
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 May 1966
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Member of ’The New Edition’1988 replacing Bobby Brown.

KARL MALDEN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1912
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Malden famously delivered the line "Don't leave home without them!" in a series of U.S. television commercials for American Express Travelers Cheques in the 1970s and 1980s.

KENNY BALL
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1930
 
Description: Trumpeter, UK
 
Summary: An English jazz musician, best known as the bandleader, lead trumpet player and vocalist in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen.

LUCY GORDON
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1980
 
Description: Actress, Model, UK
 
Summary: She appeared alongside Heath Ledger in the 2002 film The Four Feathers. She starred as the reporter Jennifer Dugan in the 2007 film Spider-Man 3.

MARTY KRISTIAN
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1947
 
Description: Vocalist, Australia
 
Summary: In 1969 he became a member of the original line up of the New Seekers

PAUL WINFIELD
 
Date Born: Thursday 22 May 1941
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Born in California, the son of Lois Beatrice, a union organizer in the garment industry. His stepfather from the age of eight was Clarence Winfield, a construction worker.

PETER NERO
 
Date Born: Tuesday 22 May 1934
 
Description: Pianist, Conductor, USA
 
Summary: Nero recorded his first album in 1961, and won a Grammy Award that year for "Best New Artist." Since then, he has received another Grammy, garnered ten additional nominations and released 67 albums.

RICHARD WAGNER
 
Date Born: Saturday 22 May 1813
 
Description: Composer, conductor, music theorist, Germany
 
Summary: He was the ninth child of Carl Friedrich Wagner, who was a clerk in the Leipzig police service.

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER
 
Date Born: Wednesday 22 May 1907
 
Description: Actor, Director, and Producer, UK
 
Summary: Born to Gerard Kerr Olivier 1869–1939, a High Anglican priest. His mother, Agnes Louise 1871–1920.

SUN RA
 
Date Born: Friday 22 May 1914
 
Description: Pianist. USA
 
Summary: He was a prolific jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher

SUSAN STRASBERG
 
Date Born: Sunday 22 May 1938
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Strasberg, a Jewish American, was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of theatre director and drama coach Lee Strasberg and former actress Paula Strasberg.

ANNE-MARIE DAVID
 
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, France
 
Summary: In 1972, she was cast in the role of Mary Magdalene in the French production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

ARTIE SHAW
 
Date Born: Monday 23 May 1910
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Shaw made several musical shorts in 1939 for Vitaphone and Paramount Pictures, and he portrayed himself in the Fred Astaire film Second Chorus (1940),

BILLY WRIGHT
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 May 1918
 
Description: Vocalist,USA
 
Summary: He charted with songs such as ’Hey Little Girl’ etc in the early fifties.

CHARLIE HUNTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1967
 
Description: Guitarist, composer and bandleader, USA
 
Summary: First coming to prominence in the early 1990s, Hunter has recorded 17 albums. Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on which he simultaneously plays basslines, rhythm guitar, and solos. Critic Sean Westergaard describes Hunter's guitar technique as "mind-boggling ... he's an agile improviser with an ear for great tone, and always has excellent players alongside him in order to make great music, not to show off."

DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS SR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 May 1883
 
Description: Actor USA
 
Summary: Fairbanks signed a contract with Triangle Pictures in 1915 and began working under the supervision of D.W. Griffith.

FRED WEDLOCK
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: In early 1981 "The Oldest Swinger in Town", reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart.

GENERAL NORMAN JOHNSON
 
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1941
 
Description: Singer songwriter, record producer, USA
 
Summary: An American the frontman of Chairmen of the Board and an American rhythm and blues songwriter and record producer.

HUMPHREY LYTTLETON
 
Date Born: Monday 23 May 1921
 
Description: Trumpeter, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He is reported to have turned down a knighthood in 1995.

JEWEL
 
Date Born: Thursday 23 May 1974
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: She has received three Grammy Award nominations and has sold 27 million albums worldwide.

JOAN COLLINS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1933
 
Description: Actress UK
 
Summary: Collins was popular as a magazine pin-up in the UK throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, with cover appearances on titles such as Span and 66.

MICHEL COLOMBIER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1939
 
Description: Pianist, Composer, songwriter, arranger, and conductor.
 
Summary: He collaborated with some of the artists in his native France including Charles Aznavour, Brigitte Fontaine,and Stephane Grappelli.

MINDI ABAIR
 
Date Born: Friday 23 May 1969
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: In 1999 she independently released a pop album, Always and Never the Same.

PAT ALEXANDER
 
Date Born: Sunday 23 May 1937
 
Description: Song Writer, Australia
 
Summary: Mainly known for the wiritng the hit song "DUNKEN", recorded by Slim Dusty.

RICK FENN
 
Date Born: Saturday 23 May 1953
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, UK
 
Summary: He went on to form a writing partnership with Pete Howarth, now the lead singer with the Hollies.

ROBERT BLACKWELL
 
Date Born: Tuesday 23 May 1922
 
Description: Composer, USA
 
Summary: Known for his work overseeing the early hits of Little Richard, as well as grooming Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Lloyd Price, Sam Cooke

ROBERT MOOG
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 May 1934
 
Description: American pioneer of electronic music,
 
Summary: ELECTRONIC SYNTHESISER - It was created in 1963. His contribution to music gave it a new soundscape.

ROSEMARY CLOONEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 23 May 1928
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: She was most popular singing traditional pop music in the 1940s and 1950s with songs like "Come On-a My House".

ANDY LEE
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1981
 
Description: Comedian, Australia
 
Summary: An Australian comedian and musician. He usually works alongside Hamish Blake as part of the comedy duo Hamish & Andy.

ARCHIE SHEPP
 
Date Born: Monday 24 May 1937
 
Description: Saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader - U.S.A.
 
Summary: Shepp a Tenor Sax player worked with John Colrtane,Cecil Taylor. Beginning in 1971, Shepp began a 30-year career as a professor of music at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

BOB DYLAN
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist. Composer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Duluth, Minnesota, and raised there and in Minnesota, on the Mesabi Iron Range west of Lake Superior. Dylan’s biography has shown that his paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa in Russian Empire to the United States in 1905.

DEREK QUINN
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1942
 
Description: Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Born in Manchester, England and Member of "Freddie and The Dreamers"

DEZO HOFFMANN
 
Date Born: Friday 24 May 1912
 
Description: Photographer, Hungry
 
Summary: He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles

EDO CASTRO
 
Date Born: Friday 24 May 1957
 
Description: Bassist, US
 
Summary: Edo was first exposed to and smitten by the sounds of Vince Giraldi, Hugh Masekela, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans, Ramsey Lewis and Paul Desmond.

HEAVY D
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 May 1967
 
Description: Rapper, singer, songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Heavy D & the Boyz were the first group signed to Uptown Records; their debut, Living Large, was released in 1987.

HEAVY D AND THE BOYZ
 
Date Born: Wednesday 24 May 1967
 
Description: Vocal Group, USA
 
Summary: An American Hip Hop group formed in the nineties.

PRISCILLA PRESLEY
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 May 1945
 
Description: Actress, Singer, Dancer, USA
 
Summary: Born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Anna Lillian and James Frederick Wagner. Her biological father, a U.S. Air Force pilot, was killed in a plane crash when Priscilla was an infant. Her mother then married Paul Beaulieu, also a United States Air Force officer. Beaulieu took over the raising of Priscilla and is known as her father.

ROSANNE CASH
 
Date Born: Tuesday 24 May 1955
 
Description: Singer - USA
 
Summary: Cash was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, just as father Johnny was recording his first tracks at Sun Records.

SARAH DASH
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Dash's most experimental musical endeavor was the recording she made on the Rap record, Satisfaction, for High Fidelity Three in 1985.

STEVE UPTON
 
Date Born: Friday 24 May 1946
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Upton, who is left-handed, is one of the first drummers to sport the open handed drumming.

TERRY CALLIER
 
Date Born: Thursday 24 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: He learned piano, was a childhood friend of Curtis Mayfield, Major Lance and Jerry Butler, and began singing in doo-wop groups in his teens.

TOMMY PAGE
 
Date Born: Sunday 24 May 1970
 
Description: Vocalist, Songwriter, USA
 
Summary: Known for his 1990 hit single, "I'll Be Your Everything."

WADDY WACHTEL
 
Date Born: Saturday 24 May 1947
 
Description: Guitarist, songwriter, producer, USA
 
Summary: American multi-instrumentalist, composer and record producer, most notable for his guitar work.

ANNE HECHE
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1969
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Heche was born the daughter of Nancy and Donald Heche. Her father was an organist, church founder, Baptist minister, and choir director.

BERNI FLINT
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1952
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: A singer and songwriter who holds the record for the longest continuous run of wins on the ITV talent show, Opportunity Knocks.

BILL ROBINSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1878
 
Description: Dancer, actor
 
Summary: Better known today for his dancing with Shirley Temple in a series of films during the 1930s.

BILLY MURRAY
 
Date Born: Friday 25 May 1877
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of immigrants from Ireland. He became fascinated with the theater and joined a traveling vaudeville troupe in 1893.

BRIAN DAVISON
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1942
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: The band "Nice" was formed in 1967 lasting two and a half years.

CHRISTINE EVANS
 
Date Born: Friday 25 May 1990
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, Canada
 
Summary: An edited version of the hit "Take Me Home" video was used in a national commercial for Kids Help Phone for which she is an "artist ambassador".

CLAUDE AKINS
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1918
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: One of many actors one knew on the screen but could not put a name to it. Akins was popular in many films as supprt and later TV roles came his way.

FRANK OZ
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1944
 
Description: Actor, Director, UK
 
Summary: Oz is mainly known for the creation of "THE MUPPETS" with Jim Henson and "SESAME STREET".

HAL DAVID
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1921
 
Description: Composer, Lyricist, USA
 
Summary: Hal David would be to most musicians the perfect writer of words in the 20th Century, Collaboration with Burt Bacharach.

HUMPHREY BATE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1875
 
Description: Band, USA
 
Summary: Bate and his band, which had been given the name "Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters" by Opry founder George D. Hay, remained regulars on the Grand Ole Opry until Bate's death in 1936.

IAN McKELLEN
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1939
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He has won multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations.

JACKI WEAVER
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1947
 
Description: Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Jacki Weaver has probably got one of the the best known female faces on Australian tv.

JEANNE CRAIN
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1925
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Crain first attracted attention when she was crowned Miss Pan Pacific at the Pan-Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles.

JESSI COLTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Her mother was a Pentecostal preacher and her father was a racecar driver.

JOHN GRIMALDI
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1955
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, GB

KITTY KALLEN
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1925
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Kitty Kallen was singing on radio at the age of 12 and by 15 was on tour with Jack Teagarden and his band.

LARRY ROSEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1940
 
Description: American entrepreneur, producer, musician, and recording engineer
 
Summary: Rosen began his musical career as a drummer with the Newport Youth Band and met future partner Dave Grusin while working with singer Andy Williams

LAURYN HILL
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1975
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: At thirteen Hill sang at the Apollo Theater.

LESLIE UGGAMS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Early in 2009, Uggams made an appearance as the jazz singer Lena Horne in a production of the stage musical Stormy Weather at the Pasadena Playhouse in California

MIKE MYERS
 
Date Born: Saturday 25 May 1963
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Both of his parents are from Liverpool, England. He has two older brothers, Peter and Paul Myers, the latter of whom is an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author.

MILES DAVIS
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1926
 
Description: Trumpeter
 
Summary: Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Davis was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s:

NORMAN PETTY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1927
 
Description: Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer
 
Summary: Petty served as Buddy Holly's recording engineer and also as his first manager and producer until late 1958. Their split came over differences in Petty's wanting co-writer credit in Holly's songs.

PAUL WELLER
 
Date Born: Sunday 25 May 1958
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, GB
 
Summary: Weller first burst onto the national music scene in 1977 with his first band, The Jam.In 1983, The Jam broke The Beatles' record of seven singles in the Top 100 simultaneously.

POLI PALMER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 25 May 1943
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboardist
 
Summary: Mainly known as member of 'Family' formed in the midlands in England with friend Jim King.

TOM T HALL
 
Date Born: Monday 25 May 1936
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: One of his earliest successful songwriting ventures, "Harper Valley PTA," was recorded in 1968 by Jeannie C. Riley, sold over six million copies, and won both a Grammy Award and CMA award.

WALLACE RONEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1960
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: He took lessons from jazz giants such as Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie

WAXIE MAXIE SILVERMAN
 
Date Born: Wednesday 25 May 1910
 
Description: Promoter, Manager, USA
 
Summary: Max Silverman was a DJ in Washington and also the manager of ’The Clovers’

WEE WILLIE HARRIS
 
Date Born: Thursday 25 May 1933
 
Description: Vocalist, UK
 
Summary: He began performing at The 2i's Coffee Bar in Soho, London, where he was the resident piano player.

AL JOLSON
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1886
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Yoelson was born in Lithuania, as the fourth child to Jewish Cantor Moses Reuben Yoelson and his wife Naomi. Among Asa's siblings were sister, and oldest child, Rose, sister Etta, older brother Hirsch, a sister who died in infancy. With the oppression against Jews that occurred in the Czarist Russian Empire, Cantor Yoelson like many other of his fellow countrymen set his sights on America.

ALAN WHITE - OASIS
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 May 1935
 
Description: Drummer, UK (Oasis)
 
Summary: Not to be confused with "Yes" drummer of the same name.

BERNARD VITET
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1934
 
Description: Trumpeter, France
 
Summary: Vitet invented instruments such as a reed trumpet, a multiphonic French horn, a variable tension double-bass.

CHRIS ECCLESHALL - GUITARS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
 
Description: Manufactures classical guitars,and Guitarist,

GARY PETERSON
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1945
 
Description: Drummer, USA
 
Summary: Drummer for the Canadian rock band, The Guess Who, ever since its inception in the mid-1960s.

GEORGE FORMBY JR
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1904
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer , Ukulele, UK
 
Summary: George was born at 3 Westminster Street,Lancashire, the eldest of seven surviving children, four girls and three boys. His father James Booth was George Formby, Sr. 1875-1921 one of the great music hall comedians of his day. Fully the equal of his son's later success.

HANK WILLIAMS JR.
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: The son of country music pioneer Hank Williams, he is the father of Hank Williams III, Holly Williams, Hillary Williams, Samuel, and Katie Williams.

JAMES ARNESS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1923
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Arness is the older brother of actor Peter Graves. He was the tallest actor ever to play a lead role, standing 6'7".

JOHN WAYNE
 
Date Born: Sunday 26 May 1907
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Wayne was born in Iowa. His family was Presbyterian. His father, Clyde Leonard Morrison, was of Irish and Scots-Irish and English descent and Wayne's mother, Mary Alberta Brown, was also of Irish descent.

KRISTEN MARIA PFAFF
 
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1967
 
Description: Bassist, Vocalist. USA
 
Summary: Pfaff was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, attending Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. She studied classical piano and cello.

LENNY KRAVITZ
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1964
 
Description: Guitarist,Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger
 
Summary: Kravitz was born the son of Roxie Roker, an actress known for her character Helen Willis in the 1970s hit television sitcom The Jeffersons, and Sy Kravitz, an NBC television news producer.

LEVON HELM
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
 
Description: Drums, USA
 
Summary: Helm was born in Arkansas and grew up in Turkey Scratch, a hamlet west of Helena, Arkansas where he began playing the guitar at the age of eight.

LLOYD PARKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Bassist, Jamaica

LUCKY GRILLS
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1928
 
Description: Actress, Comedian, Australian
 
Summary: Leo Grills, known professionally as Lucky Grills was an Australian actor and comedian. Born in Hobart, Tasmania.

MAMIE SMITH
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1883
 
Description: Vocalist, Dancer, Actress, USA
 
Summary: She entered blues history by being the first African American to make vocal blues recordings in 1920.She was billed as "The Queen of the Blues".

MARGARET COLIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 26 May 1956
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Since 2007, Colin has played Eleanor Waldorf, mother of Blair Waldorf, on the television show Gossip Girl. In the pilot episode, Eleanor was played by OLTL actress Florencia Lozano.

MICK RONSON
 
Date Born: Thursday 26 May 1949
 
Description: Guitarist, Composer, Producer, UK
 
Summary: Ronson is probably known for his Glam Rock days with David Bowie during the seventies. Throughout his career with Bowie, Ronson used a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty".

PEGGY LEE
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1920
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: The youngest child of seven, Lee found music to provide an escape from the abusive rampages of her cruel stepmother, Min, who tormented and beat young Norma.

PETER CUSHING
 
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1913
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Cushing was born the son of Nellie Marie King and George Edward Cushing. He was raised there and in Dulwich, South London.

PETER MILLER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1942
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: He has toured with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and most of the rest of the British Invasion.

RAY ENNIS
 
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1944
 
Description: Guitarist, Vocalist
 
Summary: Liverpool's "The Swinging Blue Jeans" have been described as having stayed the most faithful to their original sound.

ROBERT MORLEY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 26 May 1908
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: Morley attended Elizabeth College, Guernsey, RADA and made his West End stage debut in 1929 in Treasure Island at the Strand Theatre and his Broadway debut in 1938 in the title role of Oscar Wilde at the Fulton Theatre.

RUBEN GONZALES (pianist)
 
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1919
 
Description: Pianist, Cuba
 
Summary: Between 1957 and 1961, he worked in Venezuela. Soon he became known in Cuba and other parts of Latin America.

STEVIE NICKS
 
Date Born: Wednesday 26 May 1948
 
Description: Vocalist, Composer, USA
 
Summary: Nicks was born to Jess and Barbara Nicks in Phoenix, Arizona. Her mother fostered in her a love for fairy tales, while her grandfather, a struggling country singer, began teaching her to sing at the age of four.

VERDEN ALLEN
 
Date Born: Friday 26 May 1944
 
Description: Keyboardist, UK
 
Summary: Founding member of 1970s rock band, Mott the Hoople. He left Mott after their breakthrough 1972 album, All the Young Dudes.

WAYNE HUSSEY
 
Date Born: Monday 26 May 1958
 
Description: Vocals, Guitarist,UK
 
Summary: In the studio he uses both a Fender Telecaster and Starcaster.

ALBERT NICHOLAS
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 May 1900
 
Description: Clarinetist, USA
 
Summary: Albert Nicholas was the most technically accomplished Clarinetist.

ALLAN CARR
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 May 1937
 
Description: Producer, screenwriter, USA
 
Summary: American producer and manager of stage and screen. Carr was nominated for numerous awards, winning a Tony Award and two People's Choice Awards, and was named Producer of the Year

CHRISTOPHER LEE
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1922
 
Description: Actor, UK
 
Summary: He was knighted in 2009 and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2011.

DIZ DIZLEY
 
Date Born: Wednesday 27 May 1931
 
Description: Guitarist, Canada
 
Summary: He is best known for his jazz guitar playing, strongly influenced by Django Reinhardt.

ISADORA DUNCAN
 
Date Born: Sunday 27 May 1877
 
Description: Dancer, USA
 
Summary: John Lennon sings "Isadora Duncan works at telefuncanin" on the album "Let It Be" inserted on the record.

LISA LOPES
 
Date Born: Thursday 27 May 1971
 
Description: Rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, USA
 
Summary: TLC started off as a female trio called Second Nature. The group was renamed TLC — derived from the first initials of its then three members — Tionne, Lisa and Crystal.

MAL EVANS
 
Date Born: Monday 27 May 1935
 
Description: Manager, Personal assistant, Record producer
 
Summary: Evans appeared in three (out of five) Beatles' films. In Help!, Evans played a confused channel swimmer who pops up through an ice-hole in Austria, and on a beach in the Bahamas.

NEIL FINN
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 May 1958
 
Description: Voalist,Composer, guitar, ukulele, mandolin, keyboards
 
Summary: Finn has contributed solo music to various film and TV soundtracks including Rain, Boston Legal, Boston Public, The Waiting Game, Antz, and Sports Night.

PERI GILPEN
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy.

PERI GILPIN
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1961
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: She has received a Gracie Award in the category of "Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series" for her performance in the ABC Family drama Make It or Break It.

RAMSEY LEWIS
 
Date Born: Monday 27 May 1935
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received five gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career.

STAN COSTER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 27 May 1930
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer, Australia
 
Summary: Stan Coster copositions produced 161 titles, from age 25 in 1956 to the end of his life. Stan introduced his writing to Slim Dusty.

VINCENT PRICE
 
Date Born: Saturday 27 May 1911
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his roles in of the unknown and to usually scare the living day lights out of one.

BILLY VERA
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
 
Summary: Vera began his singing career in 1962 as a member of the Resolutions. He went on to write several songs throughout the early 1960s, writing for the likes of Barbara Lewis and Ricky Nelson.

CARROLL BAKER
 
Date Born: Thursday 28 May 1931
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Virginia and William Watson Baker, who was a traveling salesman.

COLBIE CAILLAT
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 May 1985
 
Description: Singer Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist
 
Summary: Caillat is noted for her good looks, freshness and good music for all.Her father, Ken Caillat, co-produced Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Tusk albums.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 May 1977
 
Description: Television host

GARY STEWART
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: "Out of Hand," the title cut from the album, became a #4 country hit and was followed by number one hit "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)."

GLADYS KNIGHT
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, USA
 
Summary: Gladys Knight was born to Merald Woodlow Knight and Sarah Elizabeth Woods. She first achieved minor fame by winning Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour TV show contest at the age of 7 in 1951.

JOHN FOGERTY
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist , Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: Mainly known for his time with the swamp rock or roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

KYLIE MINOGUE
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 May 1968
 
Description: Vocalist, Actress, Australia
 
Summary: Kylie Minogue was born in Melbourne, Australia, the first child of Ron Minogue, an accountant of Irish ancestry, and Carol Jones, a former dancer from Maesteg, Wales.

LELAND SKLAR
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 May 1947
 
Description: Singer-songwriter, Bassist, Film score composer, Session musician
 
Summary: An American musician, singer-songwriter and film score composer.

MYRNA SMITH
 
Date Born: Wednesday 28 May 1941
 
Description: Vocalist , Composer, USA
 
Summary: A member of the Sweet Inspirations, which previously served as Elvis Presley's backing group.

PAPA JOHN CREACH
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1917
 
Description: Fiddle player, USA
 
Summary: In 1992, he became one of the original members of Jefferson Starship.

PRINCE BUSTER
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1939
 
Description: Vocalist, Producer, Composer, Kingston, Jamaica
 
Summary: Campbell was born into a working-class family in Kingston as a son of a train driver. He grew up in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods.

RAY LAIDLAW
 
Date Born: Friday 28 May 1948
 
Description: Drummer, UK
 
Summary: Member of sixties band from UK "LINDISFARNE" The group formed in 1969 in the UK.

RITA MACNEIL
 
Date Born: Sunday 28 May 1944
 
Description: Vocalist, Canada

RUSS FREEMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 28 May 1926
 
Description: Pianist, USA
 
Summary: Freeman was classically trained. His reputation as a jazz pianist grew in the 1940s after working with Art Pepper & Shorty Rogers, and led to collaborations in the 1950s with Chet Baker

STACY SUTHERLAND
 
Date Born: Tuesday 28 May 1946
 
Description: Guitarist, USA
 
Summary: An American Guitarist and member of "THE 13TH FLOOR"

THAD JONES
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1923
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: Grew up in Detroit, formed own Orchestra, also played with the ’Count Basie Orchestra’

TOMMY LADNIER
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1900
 
Description: Trumpeter, Writer, USA
 
Summary: He was influenced by early New Orleans trumpet/cornet players Bunk Johnson and Joe "King" Oliver.

TOMMY LANDIER
 
Date Born: Monday 28 May 1900
 
Description: Trumpeter. Clarinetist/writer, USA
 
Summary: In the 1930s Ladnier co-led a band with Sidney Bechet called The New Orleans Feetwarmers.

WENDY O WILLIAMS
 
Date Born: Saturday 28 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Williams was born in Webster, New York. She attended R.L. Thomas High School in Webster at least partway through the tenth grade, but apparently left school before graduating.

ANNETTE BENING
 
Date Born: Thursday 29 May 1958
 
Description: Actress, USA
 
Summary: Bening was born in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Shirley, a church singer and soloist, and Grant Bening, a sales training consultant and insurance salesman. Her parents, natives of Iowa.

BOB HOPE
 
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1903
 
Description: Actor, USA
 
Summary: Bob Hope was born in England, the fifth of seven sons. His English father, William Henry Hope, was a stonemason and his Welsh mother, Avis Townes, was a light opera singer who later had to find work as a cleaning woman.

DANNY DAVIS
 
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1925
 
Description: Trumpeter, USA
 
Summary: In his career as a record producer Davis worked with a wide variety of artists, from Nina Simone etc. A Grammy winner in 1970.

DANNY ELFMAN
 
Date Born: Friday 29 May 1953
 
Description: Composer, Singer, Record producer, Actor, Vocalist, USA
 
Summary: Elfman was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 2002 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music.

DICK HAFER
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1927
 
Description: Clarinetist, Saxophone, USA
 
Summary: Hafer began playing clarinet at age seven and switched to tenor sax in high school.

DICK STABLE
 
Date Born: Saturday 29 May 1909
 
Description: Saxophonist, USA
 
Summary: After the war he moved to Los Angeles, where he began working with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis from 1949 up to his death.

ENRICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1887
 
Description: Composer of music, USA
 
Summary: Korngold wrote his first orchestral score, the Schauspiel Ouverture when he was 14. YOUTUBE: Music composed by Erich Wolfgang Korngold .

FRANCIS ROSSI
 
Date Born: Sunday 29 May 1949
 
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, UK
 
Summary: Rossi is known for his trademark green Fender Telecaster, which has been his main guitar since he bought it for £70 in 1968.

GARY BROOKER
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1945
 
Description: Vocalist, Keyboadist, UK
 
Summary: Brooker grew up in the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, as did most of the other founding members of Procol Harum. As a youngster, he learned to play piano, cornet and trombone.

JOHN F. KENNEDY
 
Date Born: Tuesday 29 May 1917
 
Description: Serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
 
Summary: Often referred to by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.

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