1. 1886-05-26 - [Birth] Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee) was born
  2. 1962-05-26 - [Birth] Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like) was born
  3. 1952-05-26 - [Birth] David Meece, Christian musician was born
  4. 1893-05-26 - [Birth] Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus) was born
  5. 1904-05-26 - [Birth] George Formby, [William Booth], British singer/comic (Let George Do It) was born
  6. 1856-05-26 - [Birth] George Templeton Strong, composer was born
  7. 1949-05-26 - [Birth] Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk) was born
  8. 1905-05-26 - [Birth] Hans Holewa, composer was born
  9. 1941-05-26 - [Birth] Imants Kalnins, composer was born
  10. 1981-05-26 - [Birth] Irini Merkouri, Greek singer was born
  11. 1933-05-26 - [Death] Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35
  12. 1957-05-26 - [Birth] Kristina Olsen, American musician was born
  13. 1975-05-26 - [Birth] Lauryn Hill, South Orange New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) was born
  14. 1964-05-26 - [Birth] Lenny Kravitz, American musician was born
  15. 1940-05-26 - [Birth] Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012) was born
  16. 1883-05-26 - [Birth] Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946) was born
  17. 1977-05-26 - [Birth] Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira) was born
  18. 1946-05-26 - [Birth] Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993) was born
  19. 1926-05-26 - [Birth] Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991) was born
  20. 1916-05-26 - [Birth] Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (d. 1999) was born
  21. 1999-05-26 - [Death] Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  22. 1920-05-26 - [Birth] Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002) was born
  23. 1978-05-26 - [Birth] Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter was born
  24. 1995-05-26 - [Death] Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  25. 1948-05-26 - [Birth] Stevie Nicks, American rocker and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna) was born
  26. 1938-05-26 - [Birth] Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome) was born
  27. 1924-05-26 - [Death] Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
  28. 1904-05-26 - [Birth] Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002) was born
  29. 1959-05-26 - [Birth] Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life) was born
  30. 1977-05-26 - [Death] William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35