Musicians Born on November 16

  • 1569 Paul Sartorius, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1609)
  • 1615 Guillaume Dumanoir, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1697)
  • 1715 Girolamo Abos, Maltese composer, born in Valletta, Malta (d. 1760)
  • 1720 Charles-Antoine Campion, Italian composer, born in Lunéville, Lorraine, France (d. 1788)
  • 1757 Daniel Read, American composer, born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1836)
  • 1766 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, born in Versailles, France (d. 1831)
  • 1780 Robert Archibald Smith, Scottish composer (d. 1829)
  • 1807 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, born in Issoire, France (d. 1873)
  • 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, German composer, born in Bleckede, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1840 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, born in Southwark, London (d. 1883)
  • 1843 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1883)
  • 1860 Edmund Schücker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1911)
  • 1861 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (d. 1933)

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy (1873-1958)

American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama

  • 1883 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli) (d. 1958)
  • 1888 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1889 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1957)
  • 1890 Aloÿs-Henri-Gérard Fornerod, Swiss composer, born in Montet-Cudrefin, Switzerland (d. 1965)

Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith (1895-1963)

German composer (Mathis der Maler), born in Hanau

  • 1896 Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1960)
  • 1902 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, born in Stalhille, Jabbeke, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1904 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), born in Goodland, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • 1919 Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, born in Talinn, Estonia (d. 2014)
  • 1921 Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), born in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1926 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1931 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1933 Garnet Mimms, American soul singer (The Enchanters - "Cry Baby"; "A Quiet Place"), born in Ashland, West Virginia
  • 1936 Shirvani Chalayev, Daghestanian composer, born in Khosrekh, Daghestan, Russia
  • 1938 Richard "Dickie" Landry, American saxophonist (Philip Glass Ensemble), composer, photographer, and visual artist, born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • 1938 Toni Brown, American guitarist, singer and keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)
  • 1939 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)
  • 1941 Dan Penn, American songwriter, producer and gospel singer (Out in Left Field), born in Vernon, Alabama
  • 1942 Donna McKechnie, American Tony Award-winning actress and dancer (Company), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1943 Winfred "Blue" Lovett, American singer (Manhattans - "One Life to Live"), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, and songwriter ("Take Me To The River"; "Love And Happiness"), born in Germantown, Tennessee (d. 2014)
  • 1945 Martine van Hamel, Dutch ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1946 Edward Higginbottom, British organist, choirmaster and conductor, born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England
  • 1948 Chi Coltrane, American pop and new wave rock pianist, singer, and songwriter born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Sammy Figueroa, American jazz-funk-Latin-rock session and touring percussionist (Raíces; Chic; Sonny Rollins; Average White Band), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1949 Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), born in San Francisco (d. 1989)
  • 1949 William Ackerman, American guitarist and composer, founder of Windham Hill Records, born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1954 Luis Conte, Cuban session and touring percussionist (Madonna; Jackson Browne; James Taylor; Shakira), and bandleader, born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • 1955 Chris Layton, American blues-rock drummer (Double Trouble -"Pride and Joy"; Kenny Wayne Shepherd), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1958 Harry Rushakoff, American drummer (Concrete Blonde), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Chris Pitman, session and touring rock musician (Zaum; Tool; Guns 'N" Roses; Sextapes), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1961 Corinne Hermès [Miller], French pop singer ("Si la vie est cadeau"), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France
  • 1962 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963 Mani [Gary Mournfield], English rock bassist (Stone Roses; Primal Scream), born in Crumpsall, Manchester, England
  • 1964 Diana Krall, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1966 Christian Lorenz, German keyboardist (Rammstein), born in East Berlin, East Germany
  • 1969 Bryan Abrams, American singer (Color Me Badd - "I Want to Sex You Up"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1974 Eric Judy, American rock bassist (Modest Mouse), born in Issaquah, Washington
  • 1976 Harry Waters, British progressive rock and jazz piano and Hammond organ player, born in England
  • 1978 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1981 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1983 K [Kang Yoon-sung], South Korean singer, born in Goyang, South Korea