May Musical Birthdays

April 30, 2008


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Joe Simon – Happy Birthday Baby (1979)
Composed by Victoria Pike & Joe Simon

Louisiana born Joe Simon composed and recorded “Happy Birthday Baby” in 1979 on the Spring label. Listen and enjoy this great tune while looking at the May Birthday Babies!

May 01 , 1909 – Kate Smith
May 01 , 1924 – Mabel Louise Smith aka Big Maybelle
May 01 , 1929 – Sonny James
May 01 , 1930 – Marion Walter Jacobs aka Little Walter
May 01 , 1939 – Judy Collins
May 01 , 1945 – Rita Coolidge
May 01 , 1954 – Ray Parker, Jr.
May 02 , 1901 – Bing Crosby
May 02 , 1936 – Arnold George Dorsey aka Englebert Humperdinck
May 02 , 1945 – Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf)
May 02 , 1946 – Robert Henrit (Argent)
May 02 , 1946 – Randy “Rudy” Cain (Delfonics)
May 02 , 1946 – Lesley Gore
May 02 , 1950 – Lou Gramm (Foreigner)
May 03 , 1919 – Pete Seeger
May 03 , 1928 – James Brown
May 03 , 1937 – Frankie Valli
May 03 , 1950 – Mary Hopkin
May 03 , 1951 – Christopher Cross
May 03 , 1959 – David Ball (Soft Cell)
May 04 , 1928 – Maynard Ferguson
May 04 , 1930 – Roberta Peters
May 04 , 1931 – Ed Cassidy (Spirit)
May 04 , 1937 – Dick Dale
May 04 , 1938 – Tyrone Davis
May 04 , 1941 – Richard Burns (Hondells)
May 04 , 1942 – Tammy Wynette
May 04 , 1942 – Nick Ashford (Ashford & Simpson)
May 04 , 1943 – Nickolas Ashford
May 04 , 1945 – George Wadenius (Blood Sweat and Tears)
May 04 , 1951 – Jackie Jackson (Jackson Five)
May 04 , 1954 – Pia Zadora
May 04 , 1959 – Randy Travis
May 04 , 1962 – Peggy Santiglia (Angels)
May 04 , 1972 – Mike Dirnt (Green Day)
May 04 , 1979 – Lance Bass (N Sync)
May 05 , 1915 – Alice Faye
May 05 , 1937 – Johnnie Taylor
May 05 , 1942 – Tammy Wynette
May 05 , 1948 – Bill Ward (Black Sabbath)
May 05 , 1949 – Jheryl Busby
May 05 , 1958 – Andy Gibb
May 05 , 1959 – Ian McCulloch (Echo & The Bunnymen)
May 05 , 1973 – Tina Yothers (Yes she was vocalist in a band!)
May 05 , 1981 – Craig David
May 06 , 1920 – Peggy Lee
May 06 , 1936 – Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson (Mickey & Sylvia)
May 06 , 1945 – Bob Seger
May 06 , 1945 – Jimmie Dale Gilmore
May 06 , 1948 – Mary MacGregor
May 06 , 1964 – Tony Scalzo (Fastball)
May 06 , 1967 – Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish)
May 07 , 1931 – Teresa Brewer
May 07 , 1939 – Johnny Maestro (Crests/Brooklyn Bridge)
May 07 , 1939 – Jimmy Ruffin
May 07 , 1943 – Rick West (Tremeloes)
May 07 , 1946 – Ray Monette (Rare Earth)
May 07 , 1946 – Arcelio Garcia (Malo)
May 07 , 1949 – Keith (James Keefer)
May 08 , 1940 – Eric “Rick” Hilliard Nelson
May 08 , 1940 – Rick Nelson
May 08 , 1941 – John Fred (John Fred & His Playboy Band)
May 08 , 1943 – Toni Tennille (The Captain & Tennille)
May 08 , 1943 – Paul Samwell-Smith (Yardbirds/Renaissance)
May 08 , 1944 – Gary Glitter
May 08 , 1945 – Keith Jarrett
May 08 , 1951 – Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire)
May 08 , 1953 – Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac)
May 08 , 1975 – Enrique Iglesias
May 09 , 1937 – Sonny Curtis (Crickets)
May 09 , 1937 – Dave Prater (Sam & Dave)
May 09 , 1939 – Nokie Edwards (Ventures)
May 09 , 1941 – Peter Birrell (Freddie & The Dreamers)
May 09 , 1942 – Mike Millward (Fourmost)
May 09 , 1942 – John Ashcroft (Remember “Let the Eagle Soar”?)
May 09 , 1943 – Tommy Roe
May 09 , 1943 – Bruce Milner (Every Mother’s Son)
May 09 , 1944 – Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco)
May 09 , 1945 – Steve Katz (Blues Project/Blood, Sweat & Tears)
May 09 , 1949 – Billy Joel
May 09 , 1950 – Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick)
May 09 , 1962 – Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)
May 09 , 1976 – Tamia
May 10 , 1899 – Fred Astaire
May 10 , 1935 – Larry Williams
May 10 , 1938 – Henry Fambrough (Spinners)
May 10 , 1941 – Danny Rapp (Danny and the Juniors)
May 10 , 1946 – Graham Gouldman (10cc)
May 10 , 1946 – Dave Mason (Traffic)
May 10 , 1946 – Donovan Leitch aka Donovan
May 10 , 1947 – Jay Ferguson (Spirit)
May 10 , 1951 – Ronald Banks (Dramatics)
May 10 , 1957 – Sid Vicious
May 10 , 1961 – Paul Hewson aka Bno Vox (U2)
May 11 , 1888 – Irving Berlin
May 11 , 1941 – Eric Burdon (Animals)
May 11 , 1943 – Arnie Satin (Dovells)
May 11 , 1943 – Les Chadwick (Gerry and the Pacemakers)
May 11 , 1947 – Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers)
May 11 , 1955 – Mark Herndon (Alabama)
May 12 , 1929 – Burt Bacharach
May 12 , 1940 – Norman Whitfield
May 12 , 1942 – Ian Dury
May 12 , 1943 – David Walker (Gary Lewis & The Playboys)
May 12 , 1944 – James Purify (James & Bobby Purify)
May 12 , 1944 – Billy Swan
May 12 , 1946 – Ian McLagan (Faces)
May 12 , 1948 – Steve Winwood
May 12 , 1950 – “Jocko” Marcellino (Sha Na Na)
May 12 , 1950 – Billy Squier
May 13 , 1923 – Bea Arthur
May 13 , 1938 – John Smith (Monotones)
May 13 , 1941 – Ritchie Valens
May 13 , 1943 – Mary Wells
May 13 , 1945 – Magic Dick (Richard Salwitz) (J. Geils Band)
May 13 , 1946 – Danny Klein (J. Geils Band)
May 13 , 1949 – Overend Pete Watts (Mott The Hoople)
May 13 , 1950 – Stevland “Stevie Wonder” Morris
May 13 , 1950 – Peter Gabriel
May 13 , 1966 – Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)
May 14 , 1933 – Quincy Jones
May 14 , 1936 – Bobby Darin
May 14 , 1943 – Jack Bruce (Cream)
May 14 , 1943 – Derek Leckenby (Herman’s Hermits)
May 14 , 1945 – Gene Cornish (Rascals)
May 14 , 1947 – Al Ciner (Three Dog Night)
May 14 , 1952 – David Byrne (Talking Heads)
May 14 , 1966 – Charlie Ray Wiggins aka Raphael Saadiq
May 14 , 1973 – Shanice Lorraine Wilson
May 15 , 1918 – Eddy Arnold
May 15 , 1937 – Trini Lopez
May 15 , 1938 – Leon “Lenny” Welch
May 15 , 1938 – Lenny Welch
May 15 , 1940 – Lainie Kazan
May 15 , 1941 – K.T. Oslin
May 15 , 1943 – Freddie Perren
May 15 , 1947 – Graham Goble (Little River Band)
May 15 , 1948 – Brian Eno
May 15 , 1953 – Mike Oldfield
May 16 , 1919 – Wladziu Valentine Liberace
May 16 , 1947 – Barbara Lee (Chiffons)
May 16 , 1949 – William Spooner (Grateful Dead)
May 16 , 1951 – Jonathan Richman
May 16 , 1953 – Richard Page (Mr. Mister)
May 16 , 1965 – Krist Anthony Novoselic II aka Chris Novoselic (Nirvana)
May 16 , 1966 – Janet Jackson
May 16 , 1968 – Ralph E. Tresvant (New Edition)
May 17 , 1938 – Pervis Jackson (Spinners)
May 17 , 1940 – Taj Mahal
May 17 , 1944 – Richard Schwartz (Quotations)
May 17 , 1944 – Jesse Winchester
May 17 , 1950 – Bill Bruford (Yes/King Crimson)
May 17 , 1953 – George Johnson (Brothers Johnson)
May 17 , 1954 – SonDan the Old School Music Lover
May 17 , 1961 – Eithne Ni Bhraonain aka Enya
May 17 , 1961 – Enya
May 17 , 1965 – Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
May 17 , 1970 – Jordan Knight
May 18 , 1911 – Big Joe Turner
May 18 , 1912 – Perry Como
May 18 , 1942 – Albert Hammond
May 18 , 1947 – Feliciano “Butch” Tavares
May 18 , 1949 – Rick Wakeman (Yes)
May 18 , 1952 – George Strait
May 19 , 1940 – Mickey Newbury
May 19 , 1945 – Pete Townshend
May 19 , 1947 – Jerry Hyman (Blood
May 19 , 1948 – Tom Scott
May 19 , 1949 – Dusty Hill (Z.Z. Top)
May 19 , 1952 – Grace Jones
May 19 , 1952 – Joey Ramone (Jeffrey Hyman)(Ramones)
May 19 , 1952 – Barbara Joyce Lomas (B.T. Express)
May 19 , 1970 – Prince Be (Attrell Cordes) (P.M. Dawn)
May 19 , 1972 – Jenny Berggren (Ace Of Base)
May 20 , 1940 – Frederick Earl “Shorty” Long
May 20 , 1942 – Jill Jackson (Paul & Paula)
May 20 , 1944 – Joe Cocker
May 20 , 1946 – Cher (Cherilyn LaPierre)
May 20 , 1946 – Cherilyn “Cher” Sarkisian La Piere
May 20 , 1954 – Jimmie Henderson (Black Oak Arkansas)
May 20 , 1955 – Steve George (Mr. Mister)
May 20 , 1969 – Susan Cowsill (Cowsills)
May 20 , 1972 – Trevor “Busta Rhymes” Smith, Jr.
May 21 , 1904 – Fats Waller
May 21 , 1917 – Dennis Day
May 21 , 1941 – Ronald Isley (Isley Brothers)
May 21 , 1943 – Hilton Valentine (Animals)
May 21 , 1944 – Marcie Blane
May 21 , 1948 – Leo Sayer
May 21 , 1955 – Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
May 22 , 1914 – Herman Poole Blount AKA Sun Ra
May 22 , 1937 – Kenny Ball (Kenny Ball & His Jazzman)
May 22 , 1950 – Bernie Taupin
May 22 , 1959 – Morrissey
May 22 , 1966 – Johnny Gill
May 22 , 1973 – Donnell Jones
May 23 , 1941 – Scatman Crothers
May 23 , 1943 – General Johnson (Chairmen of the Board)
May 23 , 1967 – Phil Selway (Radiohead)
May 23 , 1973 – Maxwell
May 23 , 1974 – Jewel
May 24 , 1941 – Bob Dylan
May 24 , 1942 – Derek Quinn (Freddie & The Dreamers)
May 24 , 1944 – Patricia Louise Holt AKA Patti LaBelle
May 24 , 1946 – Steve Upton (Wishbone Ash)
May 25 , 1926 – Miles Dewey Davis III
May 25 , 1929 – Beverly Sills
May 25 , 1936 – Tom T. Hall
May 25 , 1936 – Donny Elbert
May 25 , 1939 – Dixie Carter
May 25 , 1943 – Leslie Uggams
May 25 , 1947 – Mitchell Margo (Tokens)
May 25 , 1947 – Jessi Colter
May 25 , 1948 – Klaus Meine (Scorpions)
May 25 , 1958 – Paul Weller
May 25 , 1975 – Lauryn “L” Hill (Fugees)
May 26 , 1886 – Al Jolson
May 26 , 1920 – Peggy Lee
May 26 , 1942 – Ray Ennis (Swinging Blue Jeans)
May 26 , 1943 – Levon Helm (The Band)
May 26 , 1944 – Verdon Allen (Mott the Hoople)
May 26 , 1948 – Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
May 26 , 1949 – Philip Michael Thomas
May 26 , 1949 – Hank Williams, Jr.
May 26 , 1949 – Vicki Lawrence
May 26 , 1964 – Lenny Kravitz
May 27 , 1911 – Vincent Price ( He was on “Thriller”!)
May 27 , 1935 – Ramsey Lewis
May 27 , 1943 – Cilla Black (Priscilla White)
May 27 , 1945 – Bruce Cockburn
May 27 , 1948 – Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship)
May 27 , 1950 – Dee Dee Bridgewater
May 27 , 1956 – Neil Finn (Crowded House)
May 27 , 1957 – Susan Dallion aka Siouxsie Sioux (Siuoxsie & The Banshees)
May 28 , 1905 – Mary J. Blige
May 28 , 1910 – T. Bone Walker
May 28 , 1917 – Papa John Creach (Hot Tuna)
May 28 , 1943 – Tony Mansfield/Anthony Bookbinder(Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas)
May 28 , 1944 – Billy Vera
May 28 , 1944 – Gladys Knight
May 28 , 1945 – John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
May 28 , 1962 – Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals)
May 28 , 1968 – Kylie Minogue
May 29 , 1903 – Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope
May 29 , 1941 – Roy Crewsdon (Freddie & The Dreamers)
May 29 , 1945 – Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
May 29 , 1950 – Rebbie Jackson (Jacksons)
May 29 , 1955 – Latoya Jackson
May 29 , 1958 – Marie Fredriksson (Roxette)
May 29 , 1961 – Melissa Etheridge
May 29 , 1967 – Noel Gallagher (Oasis)
May 29 , 1969 – Chandler Kinchla (Blues Traveler)
May 29 , 1975 – Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown (Spice Girls)
May 30 , 1909 – Benny Goodman
May 30 , 1914 – Bobby Sherwood
May 30 , 1944 – Lenny Davidson (Dave Clark Five)
May 30 , 1955 – Nicky Headon (Clash)
May 30 , 1964 – Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine)
May 30 , 1965 – Wynonna Judd
May 30 , 1971 – Patrick Dahlheimer (Live)
May 31 , 1930 – Clint Eastwood
May 31 , 1938 – Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
May 31 , 1941 – Johnny Paycheck
May 31 , 1944 – Mick Ralphs (Mott The Hoople)
May 31 , 1947 – John Bonham (Led Zeppelin)
May 31 , 1962 – Corey Hart
May 31 , 1964 – Darryl McDaniels (Run D.M.C.)

Updated 05/03/2009, 5/12/2012

Sources:
(1) http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/musicbirthdays.html
(2) http://thecelebritycafe.com/birthdays/
(3) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(4) TrueOldies.com
(5) http://pages.prodigy.net/cousinsteve/rock/birthday
(6) http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Birthdays.html
(7) Google Search to verify some dates

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1 nyc.keeping it real 2008 May 4, 2008 at 9:58 pm

I like this web. its hot this is my thang!back in the day old school

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2 sondan June 16, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Hi nyc.keeping it real 2008,

Hope you are still visiting me. I am so sorry for the delay in replying, but your post got overlooked. I found it while housecleaning my e-mail box. I apologize and want to thank you for checking out my blog.

I am glad you found something that you enjoyed and hope that you continue to visit me on the regular.

Take care and thanks for you patience and consideration.

Keeping the Oldies Alive!

SonDan

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3 Black Metal March 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Hi,
please check your birthday’s list. May 16 , 1965 – Chris Novoselic (Nirvana) was born twice?)) And thank for this infomation.
Good luck!

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