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Music Birthdays - Week of May 9

May 9
1909 – Don Messer, Canadian country musician (d. 1973)
1914 – Hank Snow, American country music singer and songwriter (d. 1999)
1935 – Nokie Edwards, American guitarist (The Ventures)
1937 – David Prater, American singer (Sam & Dave) (d. 1988)
1942 – Tommy Roe, American singer and songwriter
1944 – Richie Furay, American musician (Poco and Buffalo Springfield)
1945 – Steve Katz, American musician (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1946 – Clint Holmes, English-born American singer and songwriter
1949 – Billy Joel, American musician
1961 – Sean Altman, American singer (Rockapella)
1962 – Dave Gahan, English singer (Depeche Mode)
1962 – Paul Heaton, English singer/songwriter (Beautiful South)
1969 – Amber, Dutch musician
1971 – Paul McGuigan, English bassist (Oasis)
1975 – Tamia, Canadian singer
1979 – Pierre Bouvier, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
1979 – Andrew W.K., American musician

May 10

1909 – Maybelle Carter, American musician (d. 1978)
1930 – Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
1935 – Larry Williams, American singer and songwriter (d. 1980)
1946 – Graham Gouldman, British musician and songwriter (10cc)
1946 – Dave Mason, English musician (Traffic)
1947 – Jay Ferguson, American musician and composer (Spirit)
1952 – Kikki Danielsson, Swedish singer
1957 – Sid Vicious, English bassist (The Sex Pistols) (d. 1979)
1960 – Bono, Irish singer (U2)
1961 – Danny Carey, American drummer (Tool, Pigmy Love Circus)
1967 – Young MC, American rapper
1970 – Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
1971 – Craig Mack, American rapper
1973 – Aviv Geffen, Israeli singer/songwriter (Blackfield)
1975 – Torbjørn Brundtland, Norwegian musician (Röyksopp)
1976 – Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
1977 – Keith Murray, American singer (We Are Scientists)
1984 – Kristyna Myles, British singer

May 11

1936 – Carla Bley, American musician and composer
1941 – Eric Burdon, British singer (The Animals)
1947 – Butch Trucks, American drummer (The Allman Brothers Band)
1965 – Greg Dulli, American musician (Afghan Whigs, Twilight Singers)
1966 – Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
1978 – Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish cellist (Apocalyptica)
1979 – Erin Lang, Canadian musician
1984 – Gerald Clayton, Dutch/American jazz pianist

May 12

1942 – Ian Dury, British musician (d. 2000)
1942 – Michel Fugain, French singer and songwriter
1942 – Billy Swan, American songwriter and singer
1945 – Ian McLagan, British keyboardist (Small Faces)
1948 – Steve Winwood, British musician (The Spencer Davis Group; Traffic)
1950 – Billy Squier, American singer and musician
1958 – Eric Singer, American drummer (Kiss)
1961 – Billy Duffy, British guitarist (The Cult)
1962 – Brett Gurewitz, American songwriter (Bad Religion) and record producer (Epitaph Records)
1963 – Charles Pettigrew, American singer (Charles and Eddie) (d. 2001)
1967 – Paul D'Amour, American bass guitarist (Tool)
1976 – Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper

May 13

1912 – Gil Evans, Canadian musician (d. 1988)
1923 – Red Garland, American hard bop jazz pianist (d.1984)
1941 – Joe Brown, British singer
1941 – Ritchie Valens, American singer (d. 1959)
1943 – Mary Wells, American singer (d. 1992)
1945 – Magic Dick, American musician (The J. Geils Band)
1950 – Danny Kirwan, British musician (Fleetwood Mac)
1950 – Stevie Wonder, American singer and musician
1951 – Paul Thompson, British rock drummer (Roxy Music)
1954 – Johnny Logan, Irish singer and songwriter
1965 – Lari White, American country music singer
1966 – Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish)
1966 – Alison Goldfrapp, English musician
1967 – Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death, Control Denied) (d. 2001)
1967 – Melanie Thornton, American pop singer (La Bouche) (d. 2001)
1968 – PMD, American rapper
1969 – Buckethead, American musician
1977 – Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer
1979 – Michael Madden, American musician (Maroon 5)
1980 – Chris Barker, American bassist (Anti-Flag)

May 14

1897 – Sidney Bechet, American musician (d. 1959)
1925 – Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
1928 – Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)
1936 – Bobby Darin, American singer (d. 1973)
1936 – Charlie Gracie, American singer
1940 – Troy Shondell, American singer
1943 – Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist (Cream)
1943 – Derek Leckenby, British musician (Herman's Hermits) (d. 1994)
1952 – David Byrne, Scottish-born American musician (Talking Heads)
1953 – Tom Cochrane, Canadian musician (Red Rider)
1953 – John Rutsey, Canadian drummer (Rush) (d. 2008)
1959 – Steve Hogarth, British singer (Marillion)
1962 – Ian Astbury, English singer (The Cult)
1962 – C. C. DeVille, American musician (Poison)
1964 – Eric Peterson, American musician (Testament)
1966 – Mike Inez, American bassist (Alice in Chains, Black Label Society)
1966 – Fabrice Morvan, French music artist (Milli Vanilli)
1966 – Raphael Saadiq, American vocalist and bassist (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
1969 – Danny Wood, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
1973 – Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer (All Saints)
1973 – Shanice, American singer
1976 – Hunter Burgan, American bassist (AFI)
1983 – Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)

May 15

1909 – Clara Solovera, Chilean folk musician (d. 1992)
1915 – Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
1918 – Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
1935 – Utah Phillips, American labor organizer and folk singer (d. 2008)
1936 – Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
1937 – Trini López, American musician
1938 – Lenny Welch, American singer ("Since I Fell For You")
1941 – K.T. Oslin, American musician
1947 – Graeham Goble, Australian musician and record producer (Little River Band)
1948 – Brian Eno, British musician and record producer
1959 – Andrew Eldritch, British singer and songwriter
1961 – Melle Mel, American musician
1966 – Pete Wiggs, British musician (Saint Etienne)
1968 – Seth Putnam, American musician (Anal Cunt)
1969 – Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
1970 – Martin Rossiter, British Musician
1974 – Ahmet Zappa, American musician
1982 – Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (Pussycat Dolls)