Today's Birthdays in Music

  • November
  • 1676 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
  • 1817 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
  • 1817 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, born in Lüdenscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)
  • 1827 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1833 Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russian composer (Robert LeDiable)
  • 1844 Octave Fouqué, French pianist and composer born in Pau (d. 1883)
  • 1858 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1918)
  • 1865 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), born (d. 1939)
  • 1897 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor
  • 1905 Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
  • 1905 Solon Michaelides, composer
  • 1906 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • 1911 Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Jean Papineau-Couture, composer
  • 1917 Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)
  • 1921 Robert Fleming, composer

  • 1924 Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
  • 1931 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1935 Terry Johnson, US R&B singer (Flamingos-I Know Better)
  • 1936 Mort Shuman, singer-songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1936 Robert White, guitarist
  • 1939 Ruby Nash Curtis [Garnett], US R&B singer (Ruby and the Romantics), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1939 Lucia Popp, Slovakian soprano (d. 1993)
  • 1941 Frank Rosenthal, rocker
  • 1941 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • 1943 Brian Hyland, American rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy ... Bikini), born in Queens, New York
  • 1943 Jimmy "Bro" Hayes, US doo-wop bass singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk), born in Hopewell, Virginia (d. 2107)
  • 1943 John Maus, American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Booker T. Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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1945 Neil Young, Canadian singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), born in Toronto, Ontario

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  • 1947 Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1947 J. C. [John Charles] Crowley, American musician, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948 Errol Brown, singer-songwriter vocalist (Hot Chocolate), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1949 Arthur "Pooch" Tavares, rocker
  • 1953 Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
  • 1955 Leslie McKeown, rock vocalist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • 1960 Maurane, Belgian singer
  • 1961 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 1964 Dave Ellefson, Jackson, Minnesota, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth)
  • 1967 Charlie Pennaelino, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way), born in Queens, New York
  • 1968 Aya Hisakawa, Japanese voice actress/singer, born in Kaizuka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • 1968 Aaron Stainthorpe, British singer (My Dying Bride), born in England, United Kingdom
  • 1968 Nick D'Virgilio, American drummer (Spock's Beard), born in Whittier, California
  • 1969 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1975 Tevin Jermod Campbell, American rapper, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1976 Judith Holofernes [Holfelder-Roy], German singer (Wir sind Helden), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1978 Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician
  • 1984 Omarion, American R&B musician, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1986 Evan Yo, Taiwanese pop singer, born in Taiwan, Taiwan