Musicians Born on November 21

  • 1645 Johann Löhner, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1705)
  • 1683 Johann Michael Müller, German organist and composer, born in Schmalkalden, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1743)
  • 1742 Alessandro Felici, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1772)
  • 1852 Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer, born in Villarreal, Spain (d. 1909)
  • 1871 Panayot Pipkov, Bulgarian bandmaster, composer, pedagogue, and (with his son) Antarctic glacier namesake, born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (d. 1942)
  • 1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1921)
  • 1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, born in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1904 Coleman Hawkins, American jazz musician who virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz, born in St. Joseph, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1905 David Moule-Evans, English composer and conductor, born in Ashford, Kent, England (d. 1988)
  • 1912 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1927 (Carlos) "Charlie" Palmieri, American salsa and charanga music bandleader, musical director, and piano player (Tito Puente; Alegré All-Stars), born in South Bronx, New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1931 Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Danish composer (Symphony and Antiphony), born in Copenhagen; (d. 2016)
  • 1933 Jean Shepard, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Fairuz [Nouhad Haddad], Lebanese singer (Behebak Ya Libnan), born in Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut, State of Greater Lebanon
  • 1936 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Natalia Makarova, a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer (Kirov Ballet, 1956-70), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • 1941 Andrew Love, American saxophonist (The Memphis Horns), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1941 David Porter, American producer, arranger and songwriter ("Soul Man"; "Hold On, I'm Coming"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1941 İdil Biret, Turkish concert pianist, born in Ankara, Turkey
  • 1946 Jónas Tómasson, Icelandic composer, teacher, and conductor, born in Ísafjörður, Westfjords, Iceland
  • 1948 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948 John "Rabbit" Bundrick, American keyboardist and organist (The Who, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1948 Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan, American rock keyboardist and vocalist (War - "Why Can't We Be Friends?"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1949 Judith Shatin, American contemporary classical and electronic composer (Hark My Love; Ice Becomes Water), and educator (University of Virginia)
  • 1950 David Williams, American R&B, pop and rock session and touring guitarist (Michael Jackson; Madonna; Rod Stewart; Bryan Ferry), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 1950 Gary Pihl, American guitarist (Sammy Hagar), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Livingston Taylor, American singer-songwriter ("I Will Be In Love With You"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1950 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1952 Lorna Luft, American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are-1980), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1953 Asa Brebner, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Modern Lovers; The Chartbusters), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1955 Jacob Desvarieux, French zouk singer, and guitarist (Kassav'), born in Paris, France (d. 2021)
  • 1962 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician

BjörkBjörk (57 years old)

1965 Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik, Iceland

  • 1968 Alex James, English bassist
  • 1972 Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • 1977 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 1977 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • 1979 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1982 Ryan Starr, American singer

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen (37 years old)

1985 Canadian singer ("Call Me Maybe"), born in Mission, British Columbia

DavidoDavido (30 years old)

1992 Nigerian-American singer-songwriter (Fall), born in Atlanta, Georgia