On This Day

Musicians Born on November 14

  • 1663 Friederich Wilhelm Zachow, composer
  • 1679 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • 1719 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer
  • 1774 Gaspare Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), born in Maiolati, Papal State (now Maiolati Spontini, Italy) (d. 1851)
  • 1778 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer
  • 1796 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • 1805 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
  • 1816 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • 1825 August Reissmann, composer
  • 1829 Giulio Roberti, composer
  • 1845 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • 1879 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • 1887 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer

Person of interestAaron Copland

1900 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid; Appalachian Spring), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1901 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut

  • 1904 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • 1904 Dick Powell [Richard Ewing Powell], American singer, actor, producer and director (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1905 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Ken Carson, American singer (Garry Moore Show), born in Coalgate, Oklahoma
  • 1919 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer/choreography (Rhapsody in Blue)
  • 1923 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • 1924 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • 1927 Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)
  • 1928 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • 1930 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1930 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1936 Cornell Gunter, American R&B singer (Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1939 [Walter] Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer (Switched-On Bach), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1940 Freddie Garrity, British pop singer (Freddie and the Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1947 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stanley Dural, Jr.], American B-3 organist, accordionist and singer (Where There's Smoke, There's Fire), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1949 James "J.Y." Young, American rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1951 Barry Brandt, American rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Sandahl Bergman, American actress (Conan, All that Jazz), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951 Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter ("On And On"; "Save It For A Rainy Day"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1951 Alec John Such, American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1953 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England
  • 1954 Yanni [Chryssomallis], Greek new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance), born in Kalamata, Greece
  • 1957 Frank Affolter, Dutch pianist, songwriter and singer (If Nobody Does), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1959 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1960 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1964 Andrew, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
  • 1964 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 Nina Gordon [Shapiro], American singer-songwriter (Veruca Salt - "Volcano Girls"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968 Brian Yale, American bass guitarist (Matchbox Twenty), born in Carmel, California
  • 1969 Bradley "Butch" Walker, American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (SouthGang - "Tainted Angel"; The Marvelous 3), born in Rome, Georgia
  • 1972 Edyta Górniak, Polish pop singer("That's Not Me"), born in Ziębice, Poland
  • 1973 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • 1975 Travis Barker, American drummer (Blink-182, +44), born in Fontana, California
  • 1975 Faye Tozer, British musician (Steps)
  • 1977 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1979 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1982 Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter (the Civil Wars), born in West Branch, Michigan
  • 1983 Lil Boosie, American rapper
  • 1984 Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer
  • 1990 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)