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, Austrian piano virtuoso and composer, born in Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bratislava, Slovakia) (d. 1837)
  • 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, and composer, born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1971)

Aaron Copland

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

  • 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, American singer, radio and screen actor (Cry Danger; Dick Powell Theater), producer and director (The Enemy Below), born in Mountain View, Arkansas (d. 1963)
  • 1905 John Henry Barbee, American blues guitarist and singer, born in Henning, Tennessee (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • 1914 Ken Carson, American singer (Garry Moore Show), born in Coalgate, Oklahoma
  • 1916 George Fierstone, British jazz and session drummer, (The Skyrockets), born in London, England (d. 1984)
  • 1919 Lisa Otto, German soprano (Berlin State Opera, 1951-85), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Marina Candael, Flemish dancer and choreography (Rhapsody in Blue), born Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh stage and screen actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash; Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Billy Jim Layton, American composer, and academic, born in Corsicana, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1924 Leonid Kogan, Soviet Russian violinist (Lenin Prize, 1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (now Ukraine) (d. 1982)
  • 1927 Narciso Yepes, Spanish classical guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947), born in Lorca ,Spain
  • 1928 Leopoldine "Leonie" Rysanek, Austrian dramatic soprano (Vienna State Opera 1954-96; Metropolitan Opera, 1959-96), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1998)
  • 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 (The Coasters - "Poison Ivy"; "Yakety-Yak"), born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1937 Joseph Billingslea, Jr., American R&B singer (The Contours - "Do You Love Me"), born in Hamtramck, Michigan
  • 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 Alec John Such [Szűcs], American rock bassist (Bon Jovi, 1983-94 - "Wanted Dead or Alive"), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1951 Barry Brandt, American rock drummer (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 Frankie Banali, American heavy metal drummer (Quiet Riot - "Cum on Feel the Noize"), born in Queens, NewYork City (d. 2020)
  • 1951 Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter ("On And On"; "Save It For A Rainy Day"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1953 James Guthrie, English music producer and sound engineer (Pink Floyd), born in Edmonton, England
  • 1954 Tawatha Agee, American singer-songwriter ("Juicy Fruit"), session and touring vocalist (James Mtume; Dave Matthews Band), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • 1957 Sean Slade, American sound engineer, record producer (Radiohead; Hole), and music educator, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1959 Annie Schilder, Dutch singer (BZN)
  • 1960 Piet Swerts, Belgian classical pianist, composer (Rotations; Zodiac), and educator, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1960 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1964 Andrew Banfield, British pop and R&B singer (The Pasadenas - "Riding On A Train"; "I'm Doing Fine Now"), born in London, England
  • 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 - "If You're Gone"), 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 Douglas Payne, Scottish rock bassist (Travis - "Why Does It Always Rain On Me"; "Sing"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1972 Edyta Górniak, Polish pop singer("That's Not Me"), born in Ziębice, Poland
  • 1973 Adina Howard, American R&B and hip-hop singer-songwriter ("Freak Like Me"; "What's Love Got To Do With It"), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1973 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • 1975 Faye Tozer, British pop singer-songwriter (Steps - "Heartbeat"; "Tragedy"), born in Northampton, England
  • 1975 Travis Barker, American drummer (Blink-182 - "All the Small Things"; +44), born in Fontana, California
  • 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 pop singer ("Molitxa"), born in Kragujevac, Serbia
  • 1990 Jessie Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (d. 2008)