Birthdays in Music on November 18

  • 1680 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer
  • 1736 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, composer
  • 1742 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
  • 1772 Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia Christian, composer
  • 1781 Felice Blangini, composer
  • 1786 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
  • 1786 Carl Maria von Weber, German romantic composer (Der Freischutz), [or 19]
  • 1808 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

1860 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish composer and 1st premier of Poland (1919), born in Kuryłówka, Russian Empire (d. 1941)

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1871 Amadeo Vives, composer
  • 1874 Riccardo Martin, composer
  • 1882 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)
  • 1895 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, born in Basel (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Jules Buffano, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1898 Oswald Erich Sehlbach, composer
  • 1899 Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1902 Barbara Giuranna, composer
  • 1903 Lillian Fuchs, composer
  • 1904 Guido Santorsola, composer
  • 1907 Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

Person of interestJohnny Mercer

1909 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1976)

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1916 James L Lyons, jazz promoter
  • 1920 Louis Alfred Mennini, composer
  • 1925 William Robert Mayer, composer
  • 1925 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1926 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Lawrence Kenneth Moss, composer
  • 1927 Hank Ballard, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer
  • 1933 Jacques Charpentier, composer
  • 1936 Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • 1936 Hank Ballard, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1939 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • 1942 Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • 1949 Bonnie St Claire, [Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer (Tame me Tiger)
  • 1950 Graham Parker, musician (Live Sparks, Mercury Poisoning)
  • 1950 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban bass guitarist
  • 1954 John Parr, British pop singer
  • 1955 Carter Burwell, American composer
  • 1955 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • 1957 Jenny Burton, American rocker (Nobody Loves Me Like You Do), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)
  • 1961 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1962 Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)
  • 1968 Romany Malco, American actor and music producer
  • 1969 Duncan Sheik, American singer
  • 1970 Johan Liiva, Sweden vocalist (Arch Enemy)
  • 1972 Jessi Alexander, American country music singer/songwriter
  • 1973 Steve Christopher Petree, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • 1976 Shagrath, Norwegian singer (Dimmu Borgir)
  • 1977 Fabolous, American rapper
  • 1980 Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)
  • 1980 Dustin Kensrue, American Singer/Songwriter (Thrice)
  • 1981 Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor
  • 1984 Johnny Christ, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • 1984 Ryohei Chiba, Japanese singer