Birthdays in Music on November 11

  • 1688 Lorenzo Somis, Italian composer and violinist, born in Turin (d. 1775)
  • 1690 Gerhard Hoffmann, composer
  • 1696 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1722 Johann Philipp Sack, composer
  • 1731 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
  • 1767 Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer/royal chaplain bandmaster
  • 1788 Michal Wielhorski, composer
  • 1832 Paolo Giorza, composer
  • 1883 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1894 Aaron Avshalomov, composer
  • 1895 Jacov Gotovac, composer
  • 1910 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
  • 1913 German Leont'yevich Zhukovsky, composer
  • 1914 Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
  • 1917 Julien-Francois Zbinden, composer
  • 1918 Jürg Baur, German composer, born in Düsseldorf (d. 2010)

  • 1927 Mose Allison, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Arthur Cunningham, composer
  • 1928 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, 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
  • 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, Reidsville NC, country singer (Billy & Terry Smith)
  • 1956 Ian Craig Marsh, England, 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