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Music Birthdays - Week of May 16

May 16
1913 – Woody Herman, American musician and band leader (d. 1987)
1930 – Betty Carter, American jazz singer (d. 1998)
1944 – Billy Cobham, American drummer
1945 – Nicky Chinn, English songwriter (SweetSuzi Quatro)
1946 – Robert Fripp, English guitarist (King Crimson)
1946 – Roger Earl, English rock drummer (Savoy BrownFoghat)
1950 – Ray Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician (d. 2004)
1951 – Jonathan Richman, American Protopunk singer and musician (The Modern Lovers)
1958 – Glenn Gregory, British musician (Heaven 17)
1964 – Boyd Tinsley, American musician (Dave Matthews Band)
1965 – Krist Novoselic, American musician (Nirvana) and author
1966 – Janet Jackson, American singer
1968 – Ralph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition)
1971 – Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (SlowdiveMojave 3)
1974 – Sonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)

May 17

1921 – Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
1942 – Taj Mahal, American musician
1947 – Andrew Latimer, English musician (Camel (band))
1948 – Dick Gaughan, Scottish musician, singer and songwriter
1949 – Bill Bruford, English drummer (YesKing Crimson)
1950 – Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
1958 – Paul Di'Anno, English singer (Iron Maiden)
1961 – Enya, Irish singer and songwriter
1963 – Page McConnell, American musician and songwriter (Phish)
1965 – Trent Reznor, American musician (Nine Inch Nails)
1969 – Alan Doyle, Canadian musician (Great Big Sea)
1970 – Jordan Knight, American singer (New Kids on the Block)
1973 – Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter (Queens of the Stone Age)
1974 – Andrea Corr, Irish singer (The Corrs)
1980 – Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)

May 18

1911 – Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
1912 – Richard Brooks, American film director, writer and producer (d. 1992)
1912 – Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
1922 – Kai Winding, Danish-born jazz trombonist and composer (d. 1983)
1941 – Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (d. 2007) 1942 – Albert Hammond, British/Gibraltarian musician and composer
1946 – Bruce Gilbert, English guitarist (Wire)
1949 – Rick Wakeman, English composer and musician (Yes)
1949 – Bill Wallace, Canadian bassist (The Guess Who)
1950 – Mark Mothersbaugh, American composer, musician, and singer (Devo)
1952 – George Strait, American country musician
1954 – Wreckless Eric, New Wave singer/songwriter
1957 – Michael Cretu, Romanian-born German musician (Enigma)
1958 – Toyah Willcox, English actor and singer
1965 – Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (Helloween) (d. 1995)
1966 – Michael Tait, American musician (dc TalkTait)
1967 – Rob Base, American rapper
1970 – Billy Howerdel, American guitarist (A Perfect Circle)
1975 – Jack Johnson, American musician
1979 – David Nail, American country singer

May 19

1932 – Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966)
1940 – Mickey Newbury, American musician (d. 2002)
1945 – Pete Townshend, English guitarist (The Who)
1947 – Paul Brady, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter
1949 – Dusty Hill, American singer and bassist (ZZ Top)
1951 – Joey Ramone, American vocalist and songwriter (The Ramones) (d. 2001)
1954 – Phil Rudd, Australian drummer (AC/DC)
1956 – Martyn Ware, British musician and music producer
1963 – Yazz, English singer 1968 – Kyle Eastwood, American jazz musician
1972 – Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

May 20

1932 – Bob Florence, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger (d. 2008)
1940 – Shorty Long, American musician (d. 1969)
1942 – Jill Jackson, American singer (Paul & Paula)
1943 – Al Bano, Italian singer 1944 – Joe Cocker, British singer
1944 – Boudewijn de Groot, Dutch singer
1954 – Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
1958 – Jane Wiedlin, American singer (The Go-Go's)
1972 – Busta Rhymes, American rapper and actor
1975 – Andrew Sega, American musician 1
984 – Kenny Vasoli, American singer and bassist (The Starting Line)

May 21

1920 – Forrest White, American musical instruments industry executive (d. 1994)
1928 – Tom Donahue, American disc jockey (d. 1975)
1941 – Martin Carthy, English folk singer and guitarist
1941 – Ronald Isley, American singer (The Isley Brothers)
1943 – Hilton Valentine, British guitarist (The Animals)
1944 – Marcie Blane, American singer
1947 – Bill Champlin, American singer
1948 – Leo Sayer, English singer and songwriter
1954 – Marc Ribot, American guitarist and composer
1955 – Stan Lynch, American drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
1963 – Kevin Shields, American-born Irish vocalist and guitarist (My Bloody Valentine)
1967 – Blake Schwarzenbach, American musician (JawbreakerJets to Brazil)
1972 – The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (d. 1997)
1974 – Havoc, American rapper (Mobb Deep)
1975 – Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist (Lostprophets)
1976 – Deron Miller, American singer, guitarist and songwriter (CKY)
1978 – Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace)
1982 – Brian Klemm, American guitarist and vocalist (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Mutya Buena, English singer (Sugababes)
1986 – Alexander Noyes, American drummer (Honor Society)

May 22

1891 – Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
1914 – Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
1930 – Kenny Ball, British musician 1934 – Peter Nero, American musician
1942 – Calvin Simon, American musician (P Funk)
1950 – Bernie Taupin, English songwriter
1955 – Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money)
1955 – Jerry Dammers, English musician (The Specials)
1955 – Chalmers "Spanky" Alford, American jazz guitarist (d. 2008)
1955 – Iva Davies, Australian rock star (Icehouse)
1959 – Steven Morrissey, English singer (The Smiths)
1966 – Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
1967 – John Vanderslice, American musician
1976 – Daniel Erlandsson, Swedish drummer (Arch Enemy)