Birthdays in Music on November 15

  • 1604 Davis Mell, English composer, born in Wilton (d. 1662)
  • 1640 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, composer
  • 1696 Gerhardus Havingha, composer
  • 1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer
  • 1746 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
  • 1774 William Horsley, composer
  • 1775 Georges-Julien Sieber, composer
  • 1800 George Rodwell, composer
  • 1878 Bela Reinitz, composer
  • 1902 Frederico Freitas, composer
  • 1904 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Annunzio Mantovani, orchestra leader (Mantovani), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1914 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • 1914 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1922 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1925 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1928 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1932 Clyde McPhatter, American R&B singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1972)
  • 1932 Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
  • 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 William E "Little Willie" John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)
  • 1937 Jimmy Ellis, RockHill, South Carolina, soul singer (The Trammps - Disco Inferno), (d. 2012)
  • 1942 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1945 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Swedish rocker (ABBA)
  • 1946 Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)
  • 1953 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1954 Ab Bryant, rock bassist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1955 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1955 Georgie Born, English academic, anthropologist and musician (Henry Cow)
  • 1957 Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)
  • 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
  • 1977 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
  • 1980 Ace Young, American singer
  • 1986 Jeffree Star, American model, fashion designer, make-up artist and singer-songwriter
  • 1993 Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer