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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 3

Last Updated 04-28-2019

🎵🎸David Ball -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1959
Music Producer, Songwriter, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Soft Cell

🎵Eric Church -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1977
Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist

🎵Philip Cilla -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1960
Songwriter, Guitarist, British
Group Names: Waterfront

🎵Christopher Cross -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1951
Songwriter, Guitarist, Adult-Pop Singer
Names/Places: RLN:Geppert
Song Titles: Ride Like the Wind, Sailing, Never Be the Same, Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do), All Right, Think of Laura
Album Titles: Christopher Cross, Another Page

🎭🎵Damon Dash -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1971
Actor, Producer/Director, Music Producer

🎵🎸Bobby Ellsworth -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1959
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Overkill

🎭🎵🏆Nadia Forde -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1989 N.S.
Actress, Personality, Singer, Model, Irish
Song Titles: BPM
TV Shows: The Republic of Telly, Celebrity Salon

🎵🎸Bruce Hall -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1953
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: REO Speedwagon

🎵Mary Hopkin -- is 69 in the year 2019 and 70 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1950
Folk Singer, Welsh (Wales)

🎵John Hopkins -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1971
Country Bassist
Group Names: Zac Brown Band

🎵Michael Kinwanuka -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1987
Soul Singer, English

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🎵Brad Martin -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1973
Country Singer

🎵🎷Jymie Merritt -- is 93 in the year 2019 and 94 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1926
Jazz Bassist

🎵Shane Minor -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1968
Country Singer

🎵Jane Morgan -- is 95 in the year 2019 and 96 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1924
Names/Places: RN:Florence Currier

🎵Scott "Cactus" Moser -- is 62 in the year 2019 and 63 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1957 N.S.
Drummer, Country Singer
Group Names: Highway 101

🎵🎸John Neff -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1971
Country-Rock Performer
Group Names: Drive-By Truckers

🎭🎵Genevieve Nnaji -- is 40 in the year 2019 and 41 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1979 N.S.
Actress, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Nigerian
Movie Titles: Darkest Night, 30 Days, Most Wanted

🎵Rick Orozco -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1973
Country Performer

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🎵🎸David Michael Philips -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1961
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Musician

🎵Alan Powell -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1985 N.S.
Singer/Guitarist, Pianist, Christian/Rock Performer
Group Names: Anthem Lights
Song Titles: Just Fall, Can't Shut Up, Hide Your Love Away

🎵John Richardson -- is 71 in the year 2019 and 72 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1948
Drummer, English
Misc: some say b. in 1947
Group Names: Rubettes

🎵Jerry Samuels -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1938
Music Producer, Songwriter, Novelty Singer
Names/Places: aka Napoleon XIV
Song Titles: They're Coming to Take Me Away, HA-HAAA!, Iowa Pot, Split-Level Head, Marching Off to Bedlam, They're Coming to Get Me Again, Ha-Haaa!

🎵🎸Peter "Pete" Staples -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1944 N.S.
Rock & Roll Bassist, English
Group Names: The Troggs

🎵Frankie Valli -- is 85 in the year 2019 and 86 in the year 2020; b.5/3/1934
Hall of Famer, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Newark, NJ; RN:Frank Castellaccio;
Group Names: The Four Seasons (lead), soloist
Song Titles: Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Who Loves You, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) (previous titles as part of The Four Seasons), Can't Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Swearin' to God, Grease

🎵Joe Ames -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1924 d.12/22/2007 (83)
Names/Places: RLN:Urick
Group Names: The Ames Brothers

🎭🎵James Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1933 N.S. d.12/25/2006 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Dancer, Arranger, Composer, Drummer, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Augusta, Ga.; RN:James Joe Brown Jr. Ben Bart; NN: The Godfather of Soul, Soul Brother #1, Hardest working man in Show business
Misc: many including he say was b. in 1933, few '34, or June 17; Weird Al parodied his hit "Living In America" into "Living With A Herrina" in 1986
Group Names: James and the Flames (founder), soloist
Song Titles: Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, I Got You (I Feel Good), Get Up (I Fell Like Being a) Sex Machine, Hot Pants, Living in America

🎭🎵Richard D'Oyly Carte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1844 d.4/3/1901 (56)
Producer, Music Figure, English
Misc: opera impressario (Ivanhoe)

🎵Jimmy Cleveland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1926 d.8/23/2008 (82)

✍🎭🎵Betty Comden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1919 d.11/23/2006 (87)
Dramatist/Playwright, Actress, Lyricist, Songwriter, Librettist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RLN:Cohen

🎭🎵"Bing" Crosby -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1903 d.10/14/1977 (74)
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pop Crooner
Names/Places: RFMN:Harry Lillis; b. in Tacoma, WA; NN:The Old Groaner
Misc: some say b. 1901, 1902, or 1904; E-mail indicated he was born May 3, though Bing said May 2, He had no birth certificate, but a baptismal certificate that was discovered after his death had the correct birthdate of May 3; most popular entertainer of the 1st 1/2 of 20th century; in golf Hall of Fame; celebrity friend of golf who founded his own PGA Tour event and in the Golf Hall of Fame.
TV Shows: Bing Crosby Show (as Bing Crollins), Hollywood Palace

✍🎵Dave Dudley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1928 d.12/22/2003 (75)
Author, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: RLN:Pedruska
Misc: Trucking song pioneer

🎵Marcel Dupré -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1886 d.5/30/1971 (85)
Composer, Musician, Organist, French

🎵Hugo Wilhelm Friedhofer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1901 d.5/17/1981 (80)
Misc: film score composer

🎵🎷John "Yank" Lawson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1911 N.S. d.2/18/1995 N.S. (83)
Jazz Musician

🎵🎷John Aaron Lewis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1920 d.3/29/2001 (80)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Pianist
Group Names: Modern Jazz Quartet

🎵D. Curtis Massey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1910 d.10/20/1991 (81)
Composer, Singer, Musician

🎵🎸Van McLain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1955 N.S. d.3/2/2018 N.S. (62)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Shooting Star

🎵Georges Moustaki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1934 d.5/23/2013 (79)
Songwriter, Singer, French
Names/Places: RN:Joseph Moustacci

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🎵Al Nevins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1915 d.1/25/1965 (49)
Music Producer, Arranger, Musician, Guitarist, Violinist
Group Names: Three Suns

🎵Egon Pollack -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1879 d.6/14/1933 (54)
Conductor, Czech

📰🎵Pete Seeger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1919 d.1/28/2014 (94)
Hall of Famer, Editor, Teacher, Political Activist, Songwriter, Tenor, Banjoist, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:America's Tuning Fork
Misc: Spark Plug player
Group Names: The Weavers, Kingston Trio, soloist

🎵Leopold Simoneau -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1916 d.8/24/2006 (90)
Opera Singer, Canadian

🎭🎵Walter Slezak -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/3/1902 d.4/21/1983 (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Opera Tenor, Austrian
Names/Places: Erika's father, Leo's son
TV Shows: Batman (as The Clock King)
Movie Titles: Lifeboat, Spy Hunt, Black Beauty, Bedtime for Bonzo

🎵Adolphe Charles Adam -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1803 d.5/3/1856 (52)
Composer, French

🎭🎵Robert Alda -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1914 d.5/3/1986 (72)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Game Show Host, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RFN:Alphonso Roberto d'Abruzzo; Alan's father
Misc: some say b. Feb 16

🎵Ernest R. Ball -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1878 d.5/3/1927 (48)
Composer, Pop Singer
Misc: composer of popular songs and music scores
Song Titles: Mother Machree, Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

🎵Carleton Coon -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1894 d.5/3/1932 (38)
Group Names: Coon-Sanders (team with Joe Sanders)

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🎵🎷Harry "The Hipster" Gibson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1915 N.S. d.5/3/1991 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Singer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: played New York style stride piano and Boogie Woogie

🎵Mildred Fern "Millie" Good -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1913 N.S. d.5/3/1993 N.S. (80)
Country Singer
Group Names: Girls of the Golden West

🎵🎸Bobby Gregg -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/30/1936 d.5/3/2014 (78)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Misc: sessioned on several seminal 1960s songs including Bob Dylan's song "Like a Rolling Stone" and Simon and Garfunkel's song "Sound of Silence."

🎵Les Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/13/1944 d.5/3/1972 (27)
Group Names: Stone the Crows

🎵Antony Heinrich -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/11/1781 d.5/3/1861 (80)
Composer, Violinist
Misc: Bohemian

🎵🎷Billy Higgins -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/11/1936 d.5/3/2001 (64)
Drummer, Jazz Musician

✍🎵Thomas Hood -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1799 d.5/3/1845 (45)
Author, Poet, Composer, English

🎵🎷Cecil Irwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/7/1902 d.5/3/1935 (32)
Jazz Performer

🎭🎵Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.5/3/2004 N.S. (66)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Gilbert Kauhi
TV Shows: Gidget, Diamond Head, Hawaii, Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Kono Kalkaua)

🎵Helmut Köellen -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1950 N.S. d.5/3/1977 N.S. (27)

🎭🎵🏆Daliah Lavi -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1942 N.S. d.5/3/2017 N.S. (74)
Movie Actress, Singer, Model, Palestinian
Movie Titles: Casino Royale

🎵John Meyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/3/1949 (71)
Bass Singer/Basso, Tenor
Group Names: The Peerless Quartet

🎵Patsy Montana -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1908 d.5/3/1996 (87)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Yodeler, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: RN:Ruby Blevins; NN:Queen of Country Western Music
Song Titles: I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart

⚖🎭🎵George Murphy -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1902 d.5/3/1992 (89)
Senator, Movie/Stage Actor, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New Haven, CT
Misc: 1930-40's movie musicals; song-and-dance man-turned-politician

🎵Ferdinando Paer -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/1/1771 N.S. d.5/3/1839 N.S. (67)
Composer, Italian
Misc: of operas

🎵🎸Saxa -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1930 d.5/3/2017 N.S. (87)
Saxophonist, Ska Musician, Jamaican
Names/Places: RN: Lionel Augustus Martin
Group Names: The English Beat, Fine Young Cannibals, General Public, The International Beat

🎵Evgeni Svetlanov -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/6/1928 d.5/3/2002 (73)
Conductor/Composer, Pianist, Russian

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🎵Heinrich von Biber -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/12/1644 d.5/3/1704 (59)
Composer, Violinist, German

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