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Music Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name May 16

Last Updated 05-16-2019

🎵Nancy Ajram -- is 36 in the year 2019 and 37 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1983 N.S.
Pop Singer, Lebanese
Album Titles: 7 (that's the full title of the album)

🎵Jock Bartley -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1959
Adult-Pop Singer/Guitarist, Canadian
Group Names: Firefall

🎭🎵Jessica Belkin -- is 17 in the year 2019 and 18 in the year 2020; b.5/16/2002 N.S.
Actress, Commercial Actress, Songwriter, Pop Singer
Song Titles: Mother, Six Flags

🎭🎵Nicholas Chinn -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1945
Producer, Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, English
Misc: of the Chinn & Chapman team

🎵🎷Billy Cobham -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1944
Composer, Jazz Drummer, Panamaian

🎵Billy Crawford -- is 37 in the year 2019 and 38 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1982 N.S.
Pop Singer, Phillipean
Song Titles: Trackin'

🎵🎸Roger Earl -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1949
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Foghat

🎵🎸Robert Fripp -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1946
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Bandleader, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, English
Misc: sessioned for David Bowie, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads.
Group Names: King Crimson (lead), sessionist

🎵🎸Glenn Gregory -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1958
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, New Wave Singer, English
Group Names: Heaven 17

🎵Isaac "Redd" Holt -- is 87 in the year 2019 and 88 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1932 N.S.
Songwriter, Drummer
Names/Places: aka Redd Holt or Red Holt
Group Names: Ramsey Lewis Trio, Young/Holt Unlimited

🎭🎵Janet Jackson -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1966 N.S.
Hall of Famer, TV/Movie Actress, Dancer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Names/Places: b. in Gary, IN; MN:Damita; of the Jackson Family; James DeBarge's ex-
Book Titles: True You
Song Titles: What Have You Done for Me Lately, Nasty, When I Think of You, Control, Let's Wait Awhile, The Pleasure Principle, Miss You Much, Diamonds (with Herb Alpert), Rhythm Nation, Escape, Alright, Black Cat, Love Will Never Do (Without You), That's The Way Love Goes, If, Again, Any Time Any Place, You Want This, Runaway, Together Again, I Get Lonely, Doesn't Really Matter, All For You
Album Titles: Control, Rhythm Nation 1814, janet, The Velvet Rope, All For You, Damita Jo, 20 Y.O., Discipline, Unbreakable
Video Titles: Control -The Videos, Control -The Videos Part II, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, The Rhythm Nation Compilation, janet: The Videos, Design of a Decade, The Velvet Rope Tour -Live in Concert, Janet: Live in Hawaii
TV Shows: Good Times (as Penny Gordon Woods), A New Kind of Family, Diff'rent Strokes (as Charlene DuPree), Fame (as Cleo Hewitt)
Movie Titles: Poetic Justice, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

✍📰🎭🎵Jon Jost -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1943
Screen/Scriptwriter, Editor, Producer/Director, Cinematographer, Composer

🎵Simon Katz -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1971
Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Hip-Pop Musician, Canadian
Group Names: Jamiroquai

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🎵🎸Krist Novoselic -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1965
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Bassist
Group Names: Nirvana

🎭🎵🎸Hazel O'Connor -- is 64 in the year 2019 and 65 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1955
Actress, Singer, New Wave Performer, English

🎵🎸Richard Page -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1953
Songwriter, Bassist, Rock & Roll Singer
Group Names: Mr. Mister

🎵DJ Alex Pall -- is 34 in the year 2019 and 35 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1985 N.S.
Pop Musician
Group Names: The Chainsmokers

🎵🎸Scott Reeder -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1965
Rock & Roll Bassist
Group Names: Kyuss, The Obsessed, Sun and the Sali Club

🎵🎸Jonathan Richman -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1951
Lyricist, Songwriter, Singer, Folk Singer/Guitarist, New Wave Performer
Group Names: Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers

🎵B. Slade -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1975
Singer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: formerly known as Tonex

🎭🎵Jim Sturgess -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1978 N.S.
Actor, Songwriter, Singer, English
Movie Titles: 21, Cloud Atlas, Across the Universe, The Best Offer

🎵🎸Boyd Tinsley -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1964
Mandolin, Violinist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: Dave Matthews Band

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🎵Ralph Tresvant -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1968
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: New Edition, soloist
Song Titles: Sensitivity
Album Titles: Ralph Tresvant

🎵Rick Trevino -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1971
Country Singer

🎵Allen Wentz -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1951
Bassist, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: Wild Cherry

🎭🎵Mare Winningham -- is 60 in the year 2019 and 61 in the year 2020; b.5/16/1959
Actress, Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Phoenix, AZ
TV Shows: Gong Show (winner), The Thorn Birds, St. Elmo's Fire, Clubhouse (as Lynne Young)
Movie Titles: St. Elmo's Fire, Georgia, Miracle Mile, Turner and Hooch, The War, Dandelion, Swing Vote, Brothers, Mildred Pierce, Hatfields and McCoys, American Horror Story: Hotel

🎵🎷Dud Bascomb -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1916 d.12/25/1972 (56)
Jazz Trumpeter
Misc: underrated and influential

🎵Eddie Bert -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1922 d.9/27/2012 (90)

🎵🎷Betty Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1929 d.9/26/1998 (69)
Jazz Singer
Names/Places: RN:Lillie Mae Jones

🎭🎵George Gaynes -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1917 d.2/15/2016 N.S. (98)
Actor, Opera Singer, Finnish
Names/Places: NN: George Jongejans
TV Shows: General Hospital (as Frank Smith 1980), Rich Man Poor Man, Scruples, Punky Brewster (as Henry Warnimont), Hearts Afire (as Strobe Smithers), The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
Movie Titles: Just Married, Police Academy (series), Tootsie, Wag The Dog

🎵🎷Woody Herman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1913 d.10/29/1987 (74)
Singer, Clarinetist, Alto-sax, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Names/Places: RFN:Woodrow Charles
Misc: Swing band

🎵Corinthian "Kripp" Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1933 N.S. d.6/22/1990 N.S. (57)
Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Del-Vikings (founder)

🎵Jan Kiepura -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1902 d.8/15/1966 (64)
Tenor, Opera Singer, Polish
Names/Places: NN:Polish Caruso

🎵Barbara Lee -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1947 d.5/15/1992 (44)
Group Names: The Chiffons

⛪🎭🎵Liberace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1919 N.S. d.2/4/1987 N.S. (67)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor, Variety Show Host, Pianist, Gay
Names/Places: b. in West Allis, WI; a twin; RN:Wladziu Valentino Liberace; d. in Palm Springs
TV Shows: The Liberace Show, Batman (as Evil Chandell 'The Devil's Fingers' & evil twin Harry)

🎵🎸Darrell Sweet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1947 d.5/1/1999 (51)
Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Nazareth

🎵Richard Tauber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/16/1892 d.1/8/1948 (55)
Tenor, Opera Singer, Austrian

🎵Mily Balakirev -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/2/1837 N.S. or 12/21/1836 Ju-1 d.5/16/1910 Ju-1 (73) or 5/29/1910 N.S. (73)
Composer, Russian

🎵Samuel Baron -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/27/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1997 N.S. (72)
Flutist, Conductor
Group Names: The New York Woodwind Quintet (founding member)

⛪🎭🎵Sammy Davis Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1925 N.S. d.5/16/1990 N.S. (64)
Hall of Famer, Judaism convert, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Vaudevillan, Impressionist, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City
Misc: lounge, records, films, theater, & television
Song Titles: Baretta (theme), The Candyman
TV Shows: Sammy Davis Jr. Show

🎵James Dewar -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1942 d.5/16/2002 N.S. (59)
Singer, Bassist, Scotish
Group Names: Robin Trower, Stone the Crows

🎵Douglas Flint Dillard -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1937 d.5/16/2012 (75)
Musician, Bluegrass Performer
Group Names: The Dillards

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🎵🎸Ronnie James Dio -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/10/1942 d.5/16/2010 (67)
Songwriter, Heavy Metal Singer
Misc: his logo upside down looks like "DEVIL"
Group Names: Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rainbow, soloist

🎭🎵Lola Flores -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/21/1925 d.5/16/1995 (70)
Movie Actress, Dancer, Singer

🎵Ernie Freeman -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/16/1922 d.5/16/1981 (58)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Pianist
Misc: musical director for Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Connie Francis

🎵Marv Johnson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1938 d.5/16/1993 (54)
Songwriter, Baritone, Pianist, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Misc: created the Motown sound with Berry Gordy Jr.

🎵Hank Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/31/1918 d.5/16/2010 (91)

🎭🎵Julia Meade -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/17/1925 d.5/16/2016 N.S. (90)
Actress, TV Hostess, Commercial Actress, Singer
Misc: listed as b. in 1928 but incorrect according to her official website; Commercial spokeswoman on Ed Sullivan & Playhouse 90
TV Shows: The Ed Sullivan Show, Playhouse 90

🎵Emilio Navaira -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1962 N.S. d.5/16/2016 N.S. (53)
Songwriter, Country Singer, Mexican
Misc: Tejano singer

🎵🎸Brian Pendleton -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/13/1944 d.5/16/2001 (57)
Rhythm Guitarist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: The Pretty Things

🎵🎷Django Reinhardt -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1910 d.5/16/1953 (43)
Composer, Guitarist, Jazz Performer, Jazz Singer, Belgiumese

🎵William Steinberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1899 d.5/16/1978 (78)
Group Names: Boston Symphony (1967-71)

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🎵🎷Sol Yaged -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1922 N.S. d.5/16/2019 N.S. (96)
Jazz Clarinetist
Misc: strongly influenced by Benny Goodman's style

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