Birthdays in Music on November 20

  • 1652 Romanus Weichlein, composer
  • 1757 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer
  • 1759 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, Hungarian cellist and composer, baptized in Leštiny (d. 1833)
  • 1765 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer
  • 1766 John Wall Calcott, composer
  • 1834 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer
  • 1850 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • 1867 Vicente Ripolles, composer
  • 1873 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1896 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer
  • 1897 Margaret Sutherland, Australian composer (Haunted Hills; The Young Kabbarli), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1984)
  • 1899 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
  • 1917 Max Georg Baumann, German composer (Libertas Cruciata), born in Kronbacher, Germany (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Pam Henningen [Cornelia CP Ingenegeren], Indonesian-Dutch dancer
  • 1917 Ram Gopal, Indies/English dancer (Blue Peter, Purple Plain)
  • 1919 Dulcie Gray, British singer, actress, author and lepidopterist (Mine Own Executioner), born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya (d. 2011)

  • 1919 John McCarthy, composer
  • 1920 Armin Schibler, composer
  • 1925 June [Shirley L] Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1925 Maya Plisetskaya, Rusiian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow
  • 1929 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1932 John Barnes Chance, composer
  • 1937 René Kollo, German tenor
  • 1939 Dick Smothers, American comedian and folk singer (The Smothers Brothers Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1941 Gary Karr, American double-bassist (Oslo Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 Meredith Monk, American choreographer, composer (Atlas) and performing artist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Norman Greenbaum, American folk singer (Spirit in the Sky), born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1945 Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)
  • 1945 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • 1946 Duane Allman, American rock guitarist (Allman Brothers), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
  • 1946 John "Blackfoot" Colbert, American singer (Soul Children, Taxi)
  • 1946 Ray Stiles, English musician (Mud, The Hollies), born in Guildford
  • 1947 George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • 1947 Joe Walsh, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1950 Gary Green, rocker (Gentle Giant)
  • 1954 Frank Marino, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956 Dan Powers, rock guitarist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • 1962 Steve Alexander, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1965 Mike D[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Sen Dog, Cuban rapper (Cypress Hill)
  • 1965 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama
  • 1966 Kevin Gilbert, American musician (d. 1996)
  • 1967 Teoman, Turkish rock singer
  • 1970 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1970 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor], American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • 1975 Dierks Bentley, American singer, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1975 Davey Havok [David Paden Marchand], American singer (AFI), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1977 Josh Turner, American singer (Long Black Train), born in Hannah, South Carolina
  • 1978 Ryan Leslie, American singer/songwriter, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1978 Freya Lin, Taiwanese singer, born in Taiwan
  • 1979 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer, born in Pereira, Colombia
  • 1981 Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • 1986 Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • 1986 Oli Sykes, English musician, born in Ashford, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Jared Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1992 Ishimura Maiha, Japanese pop singer (Berryz Kobo), born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 2000 Connie Talbot, English singer (Britain's Got Talent), born in Walsall, United Kingdom