On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 1

  • 1618 Johannes Flittner, German composer, born in Suhl, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1678)
  • 1666 James Sherard, English amateur composer, born in Bushby (d. 1738)
  • 1731 Theodore-Jean Tarade, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1788)
  • 1748 Christoph Rheineck, German composer, born in Memmingen, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1797)
  • 1761 Antonín Volánek, Czech organist and composer, born in Jaroměř, Czech Republic (d. 1817)
  • 1805 Alessandro Nini, Italian composer, born in Fano, Pesaro, Italy (d. 1880)
  • 1832 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • 1847 Emma Albani, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Chambly, United Province of Canada (d. 1930)
  • 1855 Guido Adler, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music), born in Eibenschütz, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1859 W. H. Grattan Flood, Irish author and composer, born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1928)
  • 1862 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • 1863 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1907)
  • 1871 Alexander Spendiaryan, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kakhovka, Russian Empire (d. 1928)
  • 1877 Roger Quilter, British composer, born in Hove, Sussex (d. 1953)
  • 1887 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • 1891 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)

  • 1898 Sippie Wallace [Beulah Belle Thomas], American blues singer, (Women Be Wise), born in Plumb Bayou, Arkansas (d. 1986)
  • 1902 Eugen Jochum, German conductor (Hamburg Orchestra), born in Babenhausen, Augsburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1903 Don Robey, American record label executive and record producer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1907 Rio Gebhardt, German musician and composer, born in Heilbronn (d. 1944)
  • 1909 Bruno Bjelinski [Weiss], Croatian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1992)
  • 1914 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, born in Piatra Neamţ, Romania (d. 1980)
  • 1921 John W. Peterson, American songwriter, born in Lindsborg, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Victoria de los Ángeles, Spanish operatic lyric soprano, born in Barcelona (d. 2005)
  • 1934 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • 1936 [Zephire] Andre Williams, American R&B musician (Shake a Tail Feather), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 2019)
  • 1937 Bill Anderson, American country music singer (Still, From This Pen), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1940 Barry Sadler, American singer (Ballad Of The Green Berets), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • 1941 Johnny Kendall [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer
  • 1943 Salvatore Adamo, Belgian singer and composer (Tombe la neige), born in Comiso, Sicily, Italy
  • 1944 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Rick Grech, British rock musician (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1990)

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1947 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • 1947 Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)
  • 1949 David Foster, Canadian musician and record producer, born in British Columbia, Canada

  • 1950 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1951 Ronald Bell, American rock saxophonist (Kool & The Gang), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1955 Beth Leavel, American actress (The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1957 Lyle Lovett, American country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth), born in Klein, Texas
  • 1957 Carlos Paião, Portuguese singer born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1988)
  • 1959 Eddie MacDonald, Welsh rocker (The Alarm-Knocking on Heaven's Door), born in St. Asaph, Wales
  • 1961 Magne Furuholmen, Norwegian keyboardist and vocalist (Aha-Take on Me), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1961 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1962 Anthony Kiedis, American rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1963 Rick Allen, English rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England
  • 1963 Big Kenny, American guitarist (Big & Rich), born in Culpeper, Virginia
  • 1964 Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer-songwriter (Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover), born in New York, New York
  • 1966 Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab), born in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia (d. 2002)
  • 1967 Tina Arena, Australian singer and songwriter (Greatest Hits & Interpretations album 2017), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1975 Bo Bice, American singer (The Real Thing), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1975 Scott "Skippy" Chapman, American musician (Code of Ethics), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1996 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)