Musicians Born on November 15

  • 1604 Davis Mell, English composer, born in Wilton (d. 1662)
  • 1640 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, German composer, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1700)
  • 1696 Gerhardus Havingha, Dutch organist and composer, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1753)
  • 1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1770)
  • 1746 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (Colas et Colinette), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1809)
  • 1774 William Horsley, English musician and composer, born in London (d. 1858)
  • 1775 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, born in Paris (d. 1847)
  • 1800 George Rodwell, English composer, born in London (d. 1852)
  • 1868 Ferruccio Giannini, Italian-American operatic tenor (one of the first to be recorded), teacher, and impresario (Verdi Opera House, Philadelphia), born in Barga, Italy (d. 1948)
  • 1904 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975) birth date disputed
  • 1905 Annunzio Mantovani, Italian orchestra leader (Mantovani), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-born American pianist known for his performances of the work of Franz Liszt, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • 1920 Jerome Richardson, an American jazz saxophonist, flute, clarinet, and piccolo player (Quincy Jones; Charles Mingus; Earl Hines), born in Oakland, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1925 Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1928 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer (Convoy), born in Audubon, Iowa (d. 2022)
  • 1928 Seldon Powell, American jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist, born in Lawrenceville, Virginia (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B and doo-wop tenor vocalist, arranger and songwriter (The Dominos, 1950-53 - "Sixty Minute Man"; The Drifters, 1953-55 -"Honey Love"; solo - "Treasure My Love"), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • 1932 [Sally] Petula Clark, English singer-songwriter (Downtown, My Love), born in Epsom, England
  • 1934 Peter Dickinson, English composer, born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
  • 1935 Peter John Welding, record producer
  • 1936 Wolf Biermann, German singer-songwriter and East German dissident, born in Hamburg
  • 1937 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer (The Trammps - "Disco Inferno"), born in Rock Hill, South Carolina(d. 2012)
  • 1937 William "Little Willie" John, American R&B singer ("Fever"; "Leave My Kitten Alone"), born in Cullendale, Arkansas (d. 1968)
  • 1941 Jim Dickinson, American record producer (Mud Boy), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2009)
  • 1942 Daniel Barenboim, Argentine-Israeli-Palestinian-Spanish concert pianist and conductor (Orchestre de Paris, 1975-89; Chicago Symphony, 1991-2006; Staatskapelle and Berlin Opera, 1992-present), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1945 Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter (ABBA - "Fernando"), born in Bjørkåsen, Norway
  • 1946 Janet Lennon, American pop singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Culver City, California
  • 1949 Steve Fossen, American bass guitar player (Heart, 1973-82), born in Kenmore, Washington
  • 1953 Alexander O'Neal, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Criticize"), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1954 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1954 Mitch Easter, American record producer (REM), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1954 Tony Thompson, American session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), born in New York City (d. 2003)
  • 1955 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow), born in Wheatley, England
  • 1955 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1957 Kevin Eubanks, American jazz bandleader and composer (The Tonight Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Dann Huff, American songwriter, session musician, producer (Michael Jackson), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1963 Jay Bennett, American multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter (Wilco, 1994-2001), born in Rolling Meadows, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1967 E-40 [Earl Stevens], American rapper, born in Vallejo, California
  • 1968 Jennifer Charles, American singer/songwriter
  • 1968 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1970 Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter
  • 1971 Sandra Kim [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
  • 1974 Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter (Nickelback "How You Remind Me"; "Photograph"), born in Hanna, Alberta
  • 1977 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1980 Brett "Ace" Young, American pop singer (American Idol), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1985 Jeffree Star [Jeffrey Steininger Jr.], American internet personality, entrepreneur (Jeffree Star Cosmetics), and singer-songwriter ("Lollipop Luxury"), born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1988 B.o.B [Bobby Simmons], American rapper and record producer ("Nothin' on You"; "Airplanes"),born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1993 Saaya [Irie], Japanese actress and singer (Sweet Kiss), born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan