May Birthdays

James Brown At Newport
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May 1

Judy Collins - 1939
Rita Coolidge - 1945
Nick Fortuna - The Buckinghams - 1946

May 2

Link Wray - 1929
Bunk Gardner - Mothers of Invention - 1933
Bob Henrit - The Kinks, Argent - 1944
Goldy McJohn - Steppenwolf - 1945
Lou Gramm - Foreigner - 1950
John Glascock - Jethro Tull - 1951
Prescott Niles - The Knack - 1954
Jo Callis - The Human League - 1955

May 3

Pete Seeger - 1919
James Brown - 1933
Peter Staples - The Troggs - 1944
Bruce Hall - REO Speedwagon - 1953

May 4

David LaFlamme - It's A Beautiful Day - 1941
Ronnie Bond - The Troggs - 1943
George Wadenius - Blood, Sweat & Tears - 1945

May 5

Bill Ward - Black Sabbath - 1948
Ian McCulloch - Echo and the Bunnymen - 1959
Kevin Mooney - Adam and the Ants - 1962

May 6

Colin Earl - Foghat, Mungo Jerry - 1942
Bob Seger - 1945
Robbie McIntosh - Average White Band - 1950

May 7

Ray Monette - Rare Earth - 1946
Jerry Nolan - New York Dolls, Heartbreakers - 1946
Bill Kretzmann - Grateful Dead - 1946
Prairie Prince - The Tubes, Journey, New Cars - 1950

May 8

Paul Samwell-Smith - Yardbirds - 1943
Alex Van Halen - Van Halen - 1953
Gary Glitter - 1944

May 9

Billy Joel - 1949
Tom Petersson - Cheap Trick - 1950
Richie Furay - Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Souther Hillman Furay Band - 1944

May 10

Donovan - 1946
Jay Ferguson - Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne - 1947
Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols - 1957
Bono - U2 - 1960
Dave Mason - Traffic - 1946

May 11

Eric Burdon - The Animals, War - 1941
Butch Trucks - Allman Brothers Band - 1947

May 12

Ian McLagan - Faces - 1945
Steve Winwood - Traffic, Blind Faith, Spencer Davis Group - 1948
Billy Squier - 1950

May 13

Ritchie Valens - 1941
Magic Dick - J. Geils Band - 1945
Pete "Overend" Watts - Mott the Hoople - 1947
Danny Kirwan - Fleetwood Mac - 1950

May 14

Jack Bruce - Cream - 1943
Gene Cornish - Young Rascals - 1946
David Byrne - Talking Heads - 1952
Ian Astbury - The Cult - 1962

May 15

Graham Goble - Little River Band - 1947
Brian Eno - Roxy Music - 1948
Gary Thain - Uriah Heep - 1948
Dennis Frederickson - Toto - 1951
Mike Oldfield - 1953

May 16

Roger Earl - Foghat, Savoy Brown - 1946
Robert Fripp - King Crimson - 1946
Darrell Sweet - Nazareth - 1947

May 17

Malcolm Hale - Spanky & Our Gang - 1941
Roy Adams - Climax Blues Band - 1952
Bill Bruford - Yes, King Crimson - 1949
Paul Di'Anno - Iron Maiden - 1959

May 18

Rick Wakeman - Yes, Strawbs - 1949
Bill Wallace - The Guess Who - 1949

May 19

Pete Townshend - The Who - 1945
Greg Herbert - Blood, Sweat, and Tears - 1947
Jerry Hyman - Blood, Sweat, and Tears - 1947
Steve Currie - T Rex - 1947
Dusty Hill - ZZ Top - 1949
Phil Rudd - AC/DC - 1954
Martyn Ware - The Human League - 1956

May 20

Joe Cocker - 1944
Jimmy Henderson - Black Oak Arkansas - 1954
Jane Wiedlin - Go-Go's - 1958

May 21

Hilton Valentine - The Animals - 1943
Vincent Crane - Atomic Rooster, Crazy World of Arthur Brown - 1943
Bill Champlin - Sons of Champlin, Chicago - 1947
Stan Lynch - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - 1955

May 22

Bernie Taupin - 1950

May 23

Danny Klein - J. Geils Band - 1946
Bill Hunt - Electric Light Orchestra - 1947
Rick Fenn - 10cc - 1953

May 24

Bob Dylan - 1941
Steve Upton - Wishbone Ash - 1946

May 25

Blinky Davison - The Nice - 1942
Klaus Meine - Scorpions - 1948
Robby Steinhardt - Kansas - 1950
John Grimaldi - Argent - 1955

May 26

Levon Helm - The Band - 1940
Verden Allen - Mott the Hoople - 1945
Garry Peterson - The Guess Who - 1945
Stevie Nicks - Fleetwood Mac - 1948

May 27

Pete Sears - Jefferson Starship - 1948
Siouxsie Sioux - Siouxsie & the Banshees - 1957

May 28

Papa John Creech - Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Hot Tuna - 1917
John Fogerty - Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1945
Wendy O. Williams - Plasmatics - 1949
Eddie Jobson - Roxy Music - 1955
John McGeoch - Siouxsie & the Banshees - 1955

May 29

Gary Brooker - Procol Harum - 1945

May 31

Junior Campbell - Marmalade - 1946
John Bonham - Led Zeppelin - 1948