May Soul Music Birthdays

May 1

Carlos Ward of BT Express (1940)
James Wise of Archie Bell and the Drells (1948)

May 2

Angela Bofill (1954)
Randy Cain of the Delfonics (1945)
Leslie Gore (1946)
Lou Gramm of Foreigner (1950)
Engelbert Humperdinck (1936)

May 3

James Brown (1933)
Christopher Cross (1951)
Farrah Franklin of Destiny's Child (1981)
Frankie Valli (1934)

May 4

Oleta Adams (1953)
Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson (1941)
Ron Carter (1937)
Tyrone Davis (1938)

May 5

Adele (1988)
Eddie Amoo of The Real Thing (1950)
Chris Brown (1989)
Craig David (1981)
Bryan Loren (1966)
Johnny Taylor (1934)

May 6

Robbie McIntosh of Average White Band (1950)
Juliet Roberts (1962)

May 7

Jimmy Ruffin (1939)
Pete Wingfield (1948)

May 8

Chris Frantz (1951)
Toni Tenille (1943)

May 9

Billy Joel (1949)
Tania Maria (1948)
Dave Prater (1937)
Tamia (1975)

May 10

Arthur Alexander (1940)
Carleen Anderson (1957)
Ron Banks of the Dramatics (1951)
Bono (1960)
Bill Coday (1942)
Sly Dunbar of Sly and Robbie (1952)
Ellis Hall (1951)
Young MC (1967)
Larry Williams (1935)

May 11

Eric Burdon (1941)
Tara Kemp (1964)

May 12

Burt Bacharach (1928)
Ronnie Foster (1950)
James Purify (1944)
Fats Waller (1904)
Jayotis Washington of the Persuasions (1945)
Steve Winwood (1948)

May 13

Carolyn Franklin (1944)
Teddy Randazzo (1935)
Darius Rucker (1966)
Mary Wells (1943)
Stevie Wonder (1950)

May 14

Jay Beckenstein of Sypro Gyra (1951)
David Byrne (1952)
Shanice Wilson (1973)

May 15

Trini Lopez (1937)
Melle Mel (1961)
Lenny Welch (1938)

May 16

Billy Cobham (1944)
Janet Jackson (1966)
Barbara Lee Jones (1947)

May 17

Vernie Bennett (1971)
Amp Fiddler (1958)
Pervis Jackson of the Spinners (1938)
Taj Mahal (1942)
Homer O'Dell of Mint Conditon (1965)
Bobby Sheen (1941)
Jaguar Wright (1977)

May 18

Rob Base (1967)

May 19

Kyle Eastwood (1968)
Grace Jones (1952)
Barbara Joyce Lomas of BT Express (1952)
Barbara Loomis (1952)
Tom Scott (1948)
Sam Smith (1992)

May 20

Cher (1946)
Joe Cocker (1944)
Shorty Long (1940)
Busta Rhymes (1972)

May 21

Bill Champlin (1947)
Ronald Isley (1941)
Notorious B.I.G. (1972)
Leo Sayer (1948)

May 22

Johnny Gill (1966)
Vivian Green (1979)
Donell Jones (1973)
Sun Ra (1914)

May 23

General Johnson of the Chairmen of the Board (1941)
Heavy D (1967)
Maxwell (1972)

May 24

Terry Callier (1945)
Cerrone (1952)
Heavy D (1976)
Bob Dylan (1941)
Charles Earland (1941)
Patti LaBelle (1944)

May 25

Clarence Burke of the Five Stairsteps (1952)
Hal David (1921)
Donnie Elbert (1936)
Rasheeda (1982)

May 26

Miles Davis (1926)
Pam Grier (1949)
Lauryn Hill (1975)
Jaheim (1978)
Lenny Kravitz (1964)
Oscar Toney Jr. (1939)

May 27

Andre 3000 of OutKast (1975)
Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950)
Ramsey Lewis (1935)
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC (1971)
Sarah Vaughan (1924)

May 28

John Fogerty (1945)
Roland Gift of Fine Young Cannibals (1962)
Gladys Knight (1944)
Kylie Minogue (1968)

May 29

Mike Porcaro of Toto (1955)

May 30

Cee Lo Green (1974)
D'Marie Warren (1951)
Delores Warren of Alton McClain & Destiny (1951)

May 31

Paulinho Da Costa (1948)
Charles Drain (1939)
Richard Dunbar (1939)
Vicki Sue Robinson (1954)