On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 11

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, German composer, born in Rastenberg, Thuringia
  • 1696 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1722 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, born in Harzgerode, Germany (d. 1763)
  • 1731 Carl Joseph Toeschi, German composer, born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • 1767 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist, composer and royal chaplain bandmaster, born in Dinklage, Germany (d. 1841)
  • 1788 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer (d. 1856)
  • 1832 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan (d. 1914)
  • 1883 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Aaron Avshalomov, Russian-born Jewish composer, born in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Russia (d. 1965)
  • 1895 Jakov Gotovac, Croatian composer, born in Split, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • 1913 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1914 Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], Dutch singer (Sing of the Cross), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss composer, born in Rolle, Switzerland
  • 1918 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)

  • 1928 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, born in Piermont, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1933 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1937 Buddy Jimmy Lee Land Ace, singer
  • 1938 Narvel Felts, country singer
  • 1938 Roger Laver, [Jackson], rock keyboardist (Tornados)
  • 1943 Karin Kent, [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch singer
  • 1945 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • 1945 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Len "Chip" Hawkes, English musician (the Tremeloes)
  • 1947 Brad Lee Sexton, bass guitarist
  • 1950 Jim Peterik, rocker (Survivor)
  • 1952 Paul Cowsill, rock keyboardist (The Cowsills-We Can Fly), Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1953 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist/guitarist (XTC-Oranges & Lemons)
  • 1956 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • 1956 Ian Craig Marsh, English, rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
  • 1958 Luz Casal, Spanish singer
  • 1962 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist
  • 1962 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1968 Jo Kittsee, German rocker (Fuzzbox-Into Rescue)
  • 1968 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuador, rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies)
  • 1968 David L Cook, American singer and comedian
  • 1970 Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)
  • 1974 Static Major, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1976 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician
  • 1982 Lil' Dave, [Davis Shelton], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1989 Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer