On This Day

Musicians Born on November 19

  • 1709 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyons, France (d. 1784)
  • 1753 Stanislas Champein, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1830)
  • 1796 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1875)
  • 1859 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and musician (Armenian Rhapsody), born in Gatchina, Russia (d. 1935)
  • 1870 Vicente Lleó, Spanish composer (La Corte de Faraón), born in Torrent, Valencia (d. 1922)
  • 1874 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, born in Hycklinge, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1893 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player, born in Angers, France (d. 1952)

Person of interestTommy Dorsey

1905 Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist and big band leader (Opus No. 1; I'll Never Smile Again), born in Mahanoy Plane, Pennsylvania (d. 1956)

Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader Tommy Dorsey
Jazz Trombonist and Big Band Leader
Tommy Dorsey
  • 1906 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • 1906 Jacques Leguerney, French composer, born in LeHarve, France, (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Mikhail Chulaki, Soviet composer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American "sweet music" orchestra leader ("Cruising Down The River"), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1927 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of Motown's house band - The Funk Brothers (1959-64), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2007)
  • 1928 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Dave Guard, singer-songwriter (The Kingston Trio), born in San Francisco, California (1991)

  • 1936 Robert White, American session guitarist (Temptations - "My Girl"), born in Billmeyer, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1936 Emin Aristakesian, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia, USSR (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Michel Decoust, French composer and conductor (Symétrie; Interphone), born in Paris
  • 1937 Ray Collins, American rock vocalist (Mothers of Invention), born in Pomona, California (d. 2012)
  • 1937 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1938 Hank Medress, American doo-wop vocalist (Tokens - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1939 Warren "Pete" Moore, American singer (Miracles - "Tears of a Clown"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940 Alberto Villalpando, Bolivian composer (Phantastischen Liturgie), born in La Paz, Bolivia
  • 1941 Eddie Raynor, New Zealand rock keyboardist (Split Enz; Crowded House), born in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1943 Fred Lipsius, American rock pianist and saxophone player (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Charlie Coe, American rock guitarist and bassist (Paul Revere & the Raiders, 1963-68), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1945 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1946 Joe Correro, American, rock drummer (Paul Revere & The Raiders, 1967-71), born in Greenwood, Mississippi
  • 1950 James Adler, American concert pianist and composer (Memento mori - An AIDS Requiem), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Annette Guest, American pop singer (First Choice - "Smarty Pants"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Tom Scheckel, American rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), born in Seoul, South Korea (d. 2014)
  • 1957 Ofra Haza, Yemeni-Israeli singer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel (d. 2000)
  • 1960 Matt Sorum, American rock drummer (Guns N' Roses, 1990-97; Velvet Revolver, 2002-08), born in Orange County, California
  • 1970 Justin Chancellor, English bassist (Tool), born in London
  • 1971 Alice Peacock, American folk singer, born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • 1976 Jun Shibata, Japanese singer and songwriter,born in Setagaya, Japan
  • 1978 Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz vocalist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1979 Keith Buckley, American punk rock singer (Every Time I Die), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1983 Fabrejay [Jeffrey Santana], American dance club DJ and record producer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1989 Tyga [Micheal Ray Stevenson], American rapper (Legendary), born in Compton, California