Musicians Born on November 18

  • 1680 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Flemish composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1730)
  • 1736 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German composer, born in Zerbst, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1800)
  • 1742 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1821)
  • 1781 Felice Blangini, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1841)

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

German pianist, romantic composer (Der Freischutz; Oberon), and lithographer, born in Eutin, Bishopric of Lübeck, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany)

  • 1786 Henry Bishop, British composer and conductor, born in London (d. 1855)
  • 1808 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1877)

William Schwenck GilbertWilliam Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911)

English dramatist, poet librettist remembered for his comic operas with Arthur Sullivan (The Pirates of Penzance; H.M.S. Pinafore; The Mikdao), born in London

Ignacy Jan PaderewskiIgnacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941)

Polish pianist, composer and statesman (Prime Minister of Poland, 1919), born in Kuryłówka, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)

  • 1871 Amadeo Vives, Spanish composer, born in Collbató, Spain (d. 1932)
  • 1874 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 1952)
  • 1882 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1963)
  • 1895 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, born in Basel (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1960)
  • 1898 Erich Sehlbach, German composer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1899 Eugene Ormandy [Jenő Blau], Hungarian-American violinist and conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1936-80), born in Budapest (d. 1985)
  • 1902 Barbara Giuranna, Italian pianist and composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1903 Lillian Fuchs, American violist and composer, born in New York (d. 1995)
  • 1904 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1907 Compay Segundo [Máximo Muñoz-Telles], Cuban trova guitarist, singer, and composer (Buena Vista Social Club), born in Siboney, Cuba (d. 2003)

Johnny MercerJohnny Mercer (1909-1976)

American lyricist ("Moon River"; "That Old Black Magic"; "Come Rain Or Come Shine"), born in Savannah, Georgia

  • 1914 Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Lena, Norway (d. 2016)
  • 1916 James L. Lyons, American jazz promoter (founder of the Monterey Jazz Festival) (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Louis Alfred Mennini, American composer, born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1922 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1925 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family; Brief Candle; Octagon), 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 Hank Ballard [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Lawrence Moss, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1929 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I), born in Mexico City (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Pervis Staples, American gospel vocalist (The Staple Singers -"Uncloudy Day"), born in Drew, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • 1936 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1939 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado
  • 1941 Conleth "Con" Cluskey, Irish pop vocalist (The Bachelors - "Diane"; "I Wouldn't Trade You For The World"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1942 Jeffrey Siegel, American pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • 1946 Chris Rainbow [Harley], Scottish rock singer, musician and producer (Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Michael Carabello, American percussionist and songwriter (Santana, 1968-71), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949 Bonnie St. Claire [Bonje Cornelia Swart], Dutch singer ("Tame Me Tiger"; "I Won't Stand Between Them"), born in Rozenburg, Netherlands
  • 1949 Herman Rarebell [Hermann Erbel], German rock drummer and lyricist (Scorpions - "Rock You Like A Hurricane"), born in Schmelz, West Germany
  • 1950 Graham Parker, British singer-songwriter (Squeezing Out Sparks - "Local Girls"; "Mercury Poisoning"), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1950 Rudy Sarzo, Cuban-American bass guitarist (Quiet Riot; Ozzy Osbourne), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1951 Heinrich Schiff, Austrian cellist and conductor, born in Gmunden, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1952 John Parr, British pop singer ("St. Elmo's Fire"), and songwriter (Roger Daltry - "Under A Raging Moon"), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1953 Alan Murphy, British rock session guitarist (Kate Bush), born in Islington, London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1954 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • 1955 Jake Brockman, British musician (Echo and the Bunnymen), born in Borneo (d. 2009)
  • 1956 Laura Lynch, American bluegrass and country musician and songwriter (Dixie Chicks, 1989-95), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1957 Jenny Burton, American R&B singer ("Nobody Loves Me Like You Do": "Bad Habits"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 Cindy Blackman Santana, American jazz and rock session and touring drummer (Lenny Kravitz; Santana), born in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • 1960 Kim Wilde, English pop singer ("Kids in America"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in London
  • 1961 Gunnar Idenstam, Swedish concert organist, arranger, and composer, born in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  • 1961 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, American rock guitarist (Vixen - "Edge of a Broken Heart"), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2013)

Kirk HammettKirk Hammett (60 years old)

1962 American heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica - Master of Puppets; "Enter Sandman"), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1968 Romany Malco, American actor (Weeds, No Ordinary Family), rapper and music producer (College Boyz - "Victim of the Ghetto"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969 Duncan Sheik, American singer-songwriter ("Barely Breathing"), born in Monclair, New Jersey
  • 1970 Johan Liiva, Sweden heavy metal vocalist (Arch Enemy; Hearse), born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1972 Jessica "Jessi" Alexander, American country music singer and songwriter ("The Climb"), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1973 Steve Christopher Petree, American pop singer (pc Quest- "After The Summer's Gone"), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • 1976 Shagrath [Stian Tomt Thoresen], Norwegian heavy metal singer (Dimmu Borgir), born in Jessheim, Akershus
  • 1977 Fabolous [John David Jackson], American rapper (From Nothin' to Somethin'), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1978 Andris Nelsons, Latvian conductor (Boston Symphony; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra), born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1980 Dustin Kensrue, American singer- songwriter (Thrice), born in Irvine, California
  • 1980 Junichi Okada, Japanese pop singer (V6), and actor, born in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
  • 1981 Giancarlo "Gian" Magdangal, Filipino pop singer and stage actor, born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1984 Johnny Christ [Seward], American heavy metal bassist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1984 Ryohei Chiba, Japanese pop singer, rapper and dancer (W-inds), born in Sapporo, Japan
  • 1992 Bree Runway [Brenda Mensah], English singer and rapper (ATM), born in London, England