On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 22

  • 1458 Jacob Obrecht, Flemish-Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1579 Johannes Stalpaert van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer, pastor and lyricist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1630)
  • 1690 François Colin de Blamont, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1760)
  • 1709 František Benda, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Staré Benátky, Bohemia (d. 1786)
  • 1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1784)
  • 1780 Conradin Kreutzer, German composer, born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1838 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, born in Portuguese Macau (d. 1903)
  • 1859 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1870 Howard Brockway, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1891 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1973)
  • 1899 Hoagland "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer and actor (In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • 1901 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Emanuel Feuermann, cellist (Chicago Symph Orchestra), born in Kolomyja, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1907 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)

  • 1913 [Edward] Benjamin Britten, English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk ( d 1976)
  • 1917 Jean-Etienne Marie, composer
  • 1922 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)
  • 1923 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
  • 1925 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Grady "Fats" Jackson, tenor sax player
  • 1930 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1936 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor, born in Wiesbaden
  • 1941 Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1941 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1942 Steve Caldwell, rocker (Orleans)
  • 1942 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1946 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • 1950 Steven Van Zandt, American songwriter, musician and actor (E Street Band, The Sopranos), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1950 [Ma]Tina Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950 Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1951 Kent Nagano, American conductor and opera administrator, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1956 Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1957 Sharon Bailey, rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
  • 1960 Eg White, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1961 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1962 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • 1975 Aiko [Yanai], Japanese singer, born in Osaka
  • 1976 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • 1978 Karen O [Orzolek], American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1979 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • 1981 Ben Adams, English singer
  • 1982 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1983 Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • 1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor