May 7 Birthday: Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms, composer/musician
May 7, 1863-Apr. 3, 1897
Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1993)
Brahms, a German composer who made a living from music from the age of 15 on is featured in this collective biography. Interestingly, he had a great friendship with musician Clara Schumann.
A bio, catalog of works, pictures, and links about Brahms can be found on a site dedicated to him.