On This Day

Musicians Born on November 11

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, German composer, born in Rastenberg, Thuringia, (d. 1757)
  • 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, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1856)
  • 1832 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1914)
  • 1883 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, 1918-67). and composer (Feuilles 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, Ukrainian composer (From The Whole Heart), born in Radziwiłłowo, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Hansje Toussaint [Hermina A Schenk], Dutch singer (Sing of the Cross), born in Den Helder, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • 1917 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Monophrases), born in Rolle, Switzerland (d. 2021)
  • 1918 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), 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 (Dolores) LaVern Baker [Evans], American blues vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1930 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (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)
  • 1936 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1999)
  • 1936 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1937 Buddy Ace [Jimmie Lee Land], American Texas blues singer, born in Jasper, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1938 Narvel Felts, American country singer (Reconsider Me), born in Keiser, Arkansas
  • 1938 Roger Lavern [Jackson], English rock keyboardist (Tornados), born in Kidderminster, England (d. 2013)
  • 1943 Karin Kent [Janneke Kanteman], Dutch pop singer, boen in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1945 Chris Dreja, British rock guitartist and bass player (Yardbirds), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • 1945 Vince Martell, American rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Len "Chip" Hawkes, British bassist (The Tremeloes), born in London
  • 1947 Brad Lee Sexton, American bass guitarist (Little Charlie and the Night Cats), born in North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1948 Robert John "Mutt" Lange, South African songwriter and producer for rock, pop and country artists (Boomtown Rats; AC/DC; Def Leppard; Bryan Adams; Shania Twain), born in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)
  • 1950 Jim Peterik, American rock musician and songwriter (Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • 1952 Paul Cowsill, American rock keyboardist (The Cowsills - "We Can Fly"), born in Newport, Rhode Island

  • 1953 Andy Partridge, English rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (XTC - "Mayor Of Simpleton"), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • 1953 Kahil El'Zabar [Clifton Blackburn], American jazz percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Billy Smith, American country singer (Billy & Terry Smith), born in Reidsville, North Carolina
  • 1956 Ian Craig Marsh, English, rocker (The Human League, Heaven 17), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1958 Luz Casal, Spanish singer, born in Boimorto, Spain
  • 1962 Mic Michaeli, Swedish keyboardist (Europe), born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden
  • 1962 James Morrison [Lloyd], Australian jazz musician (Morrison Brothers Big Bad Band), born in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1968 Wyatt Pauley, Ecuadorean rocker (Linear-I Never Felt This Way, Lies), born in Ecuador
  • 1968 David L. Cook, American Christian country singer and comedian, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • 1970 Derry Brownson, British rock keyboardist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Gloucester, England
  • 1974 Static Major [Stephen Garrett], American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1976 Jesse Keeler, Canadian musician (Death From Above; MSTRKRFT), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1982 Lil' Dave [Davis Shelton], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1986 Jon Batiste, American jazz pianist, bandleader (Stay Human; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), and composer (Soul), born in Metairie, Louisiana,
  • 1989 Reina Tanaka, Japanese pop singer (d Lovendor.), born in Fukuoka, Japan