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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 8

Last Updated 04-11-2019

🎭🎵Nora Anezeder -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1989 N.S.
Actress, Singer, French
TV Shows: Zoo (as Chloe Tousignant)
Movie Titles: Safe House, Manic, The Words, Paris 36

🎵Philip Bailey -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Percussionist, Gospel Singer, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer, Funk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Denver, Co.
Misc: Conga
Group Names: Earth Wind & Fire (co-lead), soloist
Song Titles: Easy Lover (with Phil Collins)
Album Titles: Chinese Wall

🎵Jack Blanchard -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1942
Songwriter, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Country Singer
Group Names: Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
Song Titles: Tennessee Bird Walk, Humphrey the Camel
Album Titles: Birds of a Feather, Two Sides of Jack and Misty

🎵Joe Bonamassa -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1977
Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Bloodline, soloist

🎵🎸Eric Brittingham -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1960
Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Cinderella

🎵🎸Billy Burnette -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1953
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: John's son
Misc: some say b. May 6 or 7 or 1954
Group Names: Fleetwood Mac

🎵🎸Chris Frantz -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1951
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Hip-Pop Drummer, New Wave Drummer, American
Names/Places: b. in New York, NY; FN:Charlton Christopher
Misc: some say b. May 9
Group Names: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club

🎭🎵Gary Glitter -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1940
Stage Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Paul Francis Gadd
Misc: King of Glam Rock mid-1970s; some say b. in 1944
Song Titles: Rock and Roll (Part 2)

🎵Del Gray -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1968
Country Drummer
Group Names: Little Texas

🎭🎵Darren Hayes -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1972
Comedian, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Australian
Group Names: Savage Garden

🎵Enrique Iglesias -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1975
Singer, Spanish
Names/Places: Julio's son

🎵🎷Keith Jarrett -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1945
Composer, Jazz Pianist
Misc: technically phenomenal

🎵🎸Pepper Keenan -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1967
Singer, Rock & Roll Guitarist
Group Names: Corrosion of Conformity

🎵🎸Bill Legend -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1944
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Fifield
Group Names: T. Rex

🎵Ana Maria Lombo -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1978
Pop Singer, Colombian
Group Names: Eden's Crush

🎵Patrick Meese -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1983 N.S.
Drummer, Soul Musician
Sports Teams: Neo-soul drummer
Group Names: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

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🎵Dorothy Coombs Morrison -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1944
Gospel Singer
Group Names: Edwin Hawkins Singers

🎵Jerry Moss -- is 84 in the year 2019 and 85 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1935
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: co-founder of A&M Records along with Herb Alpert

🎵🎸Dave Rowntree -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1964
Political Activist, Alternative Rock Drummer, English
Group Names: Blur

🎵🎸Paul Samwell-Smith -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1943
Hall of Famer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Bassist, British
Group Names: The Yardbirds

🎵🎸Phil Sawyer -- is 72 in the year 2019 and 73 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1947
Music Producer, Rock & Roll Musician, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group

🎵Shana -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1972
Singer, Dance-Pop Performer
Names/Places: LN:Petrone

🎵🎸Matt Stevanz -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1969
Rock & Roll Musician

🎭🎵Toni Tennille -- is 79 in the year 2019 and 80 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1940
TV Talk Show Hostess, Variety Show Hostess, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Montgomery, Al.
Group Names: The Captain and Tennille
TV Shows: The Captain and Tennille (1976-1977)

🎵🎸Alex Van Halen -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1953
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Heavy Metal Drummer, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: Eddie's brother
Misc: some say June 8, 1950, or 1955
Group Names: Van Halen

🎭🎵Chris Wolf -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/8/1971
Actor, Musician
Movie Titles: Harvard Man, Whipping Boy

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🎵🎷Jack Bland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1899 d.10/1/1968 (69)
Guitarist, Jazz Performer

🎵John Fred -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1941 d.4/15/2005 (63)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Names/Places: LN:Gourrier
Group Names: John Fred and His Playboy Band
Song Titles: Judy In Disguise

🎵Louis Moreau Gottschalk -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1829 d.12/18/1869 (40)
Composer, Pianist
Misc: the first internationally recognized U.S. pianist

🎭🎵Russell Hunting -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1864 d.2/20/1943 (78)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Singer
Misc: a comic entertainer, a pioneer sound recordist, and an influential figure in the early years of the recording music industry.

🎵Robert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1911 N.S. d.8/16/1938 N.S. (27)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Blues Singer/Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: NN:Father of Folk Blues

🎵Benny Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1928 d.3/13/2001 (72)
Fiddler, Country Singer

🎭🎵Ricky Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1940 d.12/31/1985 (45)
Hall of Famer, TV/Radio Actor, Music Producer, Composer, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Names/Places: b. in Teaneck, NJ; Ozzie & Harriet's son, David's brother, Tracy's dad, Kris Harmon's husband; RN:Eric Hilliard Nelson
Song Titles: A Teenager's Romance, I'm Walkin', Be-Bop Baby, Stood Up, Believe What You Say, Poor Little Fool, Lonesome Town, Never Be Anyone Else But You, Travelin' Man, Hello Mary Lou, Teen Age Idol, It's Up To You, For You, Garden Party
Album Titles: Ricky, Ricky Nelson, Rick is 21, Garden Party
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (as himself)

🎵🎷"Red" Nichols -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1905 d.6/28/1965 (60)
Cornetist, Trumpeter, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RN:Ernest Loring

🎵🎸Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1942 N.S. d.12/25/2011 N.S. (69)
Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: the Mothers Of Invention

🎵Jimmie Tarlton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1892 d.11/29/1979 (87)

🎭🎵Miyoshi Umeki -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1929 d.8/28/2007 (78)
TV/Movie Actress, Singer, Japanese
TV Shows: Courtship of Eddie's Father (as Mrs. Livingston), Arthur Godfrey
Movie Titles: Sayonara

🎵🎸Danny Whitten -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1943 d.11/18/1972 (29)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer
Group Names: Crazy Horse

🎵🎷Mary Lou Williams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/8/1910 d.5/28/1981 (71)
Arranger, Composer, Jazz Pianist

🎵La Verne Andrews -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1915 d.5/8/1967 (51)
Names/Places: Maxine & Patty's sister
Misc: d. June 8?; some say b. June 16 or 1913
Group Names: The Andrews Sisters

🎭🎵Eddy Arnold -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1918 d.5/8/2008 (89)
Hall of Famer, Actor, TV Host, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Country Singer/Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Henderson, TX; RFMN:Richard Edward; NN:The Tennessee Plawboy and The Country Crosby
TV Shows: The Eddy Arnold Show

🎵Graham Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/28/1937 N.S. d.5/8/1974 N.S. (36)
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Saxophonist, English

🎵🎷Wendell Culley -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1906 d.5/8/1983 (77)
Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: worked with Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie principally as a section player

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🎵Ted "Muttonleg" Donnelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/13/1912 N.S. d.5/8/1958 N.S. (45)

🎵Skip Farrell -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/9/1918 d.5/8/1962 (43)

🎵🎸Bobby Irwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1953 d.5/8/2015 (62)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Group Names: Nick Lowe, Van Morrison, Bryan Ferry,

🎵🎷Donald Lambert -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/12/1904 d.5/8/1962 (58)
Jazz Pianist

🎵Saverio Messina -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.5/8/1993 (92)

🎵Larry Morey -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1905 d.5/8/1971 (66)

🎭🎵Alwin Nikolais -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1910 d.5/8/1993 (82)
Choreographer, Dancer, Composer, Pianist

🎵🎷Dave Pell -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/26/1925 d.5/8/2017 N.S. (92)
Reeds, Bandleader, Jazz Saxophonist

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🎵Rudolf Serkin -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/28/1903 d.5/8/1991 (88)
Pianist, Czech
Misc: a 20th century great

🎵🎸Carson Whitsett -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/1/1945 d.5/8/2007 N.S. (62)
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist
Group Names: Booker T & the MGs

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