Birthdays in Music on November 17

  • 1771 Jonathan Huntington, composer
  • 1787 Michele Carafa, composer
  • 1808 Alberich Zwyssig, composer
  • 1816 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • 1837 Willem Coenen, composer
  • 1859 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
  • 1891 Guido Pannain, composer
  • 1892 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • 1901 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • 1901 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • 1903 Joseph Kaminski, composer
  • 1919 Hershy Kay, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1920 Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1930 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer

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1938 Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian folksinger (Sundown), born in Orillia, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Singer-songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot
  • 1940 Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player
  • 1941 Gene Clark, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Bob Gaudio, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Eugene Clarke, US rock guitarist, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1946 Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)
  • 1953 Dino Martin Jr, rocker
  • 1953 Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • 1955 Peter Cox, rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down)

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1960 RuPaul Andre Charles, American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in San Diego, California

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • 1962 Dédé Fortin, Quebec singer (Les Colocs) (d. 2000)
  • 1965 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • 1966 Jeff Buckley, musician and singer ("Hallelujah"), Anaheim California (d. 1997)
  • 1966 Kate Ceberano, Australian singer
  • 1970 Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1972 Kimya Dawson, American singer
  • 1975 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1980 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1981 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)