Musicians Born 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, born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1967)
  • 1896 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1973)
  • 1899 (Hoagland) "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer ("In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"; "Stardust"; "Two Sleepy People"), 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, American cellist (Chicago Symphony), born in Kolomyja, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Kolomyia, Ukraine) (d. 1942)
  • 1907 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Chick Henderson [Henderson Rowntree], British dance band vocalist (Joe Loss Orchestra - "Begin the Beguine"), born in Hartlepool, England (d. 1944)

Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten (1913-1976)

English composer (The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Peter Grimes), born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

  • 1917 Jean-Etienne Marie, French composer of microtonal music and electroacoustics, born in Pont-l'Évêque, France (d. 1989)
  • 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, Oregon (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Axel Borup-Jørgensen, composer (Nordisk Sommerpastorale; Thalatta! Thalatta!), born in Hjørring, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • 1925 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Grady "Fats" Jackson, American tenor sax player, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1930 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1937 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1941 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941 Ron McClure, American jazz-rock bassist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942 Floyd Sneed, Canadian rock drummer (Three Dog Night), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1942 Steve Caldwell, American pop singer (Orlons - "South Street"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944 Max Romeo [Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter, born in St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica
  • 1945 Ivan Pařík, Czech opera conductor and educator, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1946 Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)
  • 1947 Rod Price, British electric and slide guitarist, known as "The Bottle" (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Willesden, North London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1950 "Little" Steven Van Zandt (né Lento), American rock guitarist, songwriter, producer (E-Street Band; Asbury Jukes), actor (The Sopranos - "Silvio"), and DJ (Underground Garage), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1950 (Martina) "Tina" Weymouth, rock bassist (Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"; Tom Tom Club - "Wordy Rappinghood"), born in Coronado, California
  • 1950 Art Sullivan [Marc Liénart van Lidth de Jeude], Belgian pop singer-songwriter ("Un océan de caresses"), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2019)
  • 1951 Kent Nagano, Japanese-American conductor (Berkely Symphony, 1978-2009; Montreal Symphony, 2006-20), opera administrator (Lyon National, 1988-98; LA opera, 2003-06; Bavarian State, 206-13), and new music advocate, born in Berkeley, California
  • 1953 Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1956 Lawrence Gowan, Scottish-Canadian rock keyboard player and singer (Styx, 1999-), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1957 Sharon Bailey, British ska-pop rocker (Amazulu - "Excitable"; "Too Good to Be Forgotten"), born in England
  • 1960 (Francis) "Eg" White, British cow punk and pop-rocker (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret"), songwriter, and [producer (with Adele -"Chasing Pavements"), born in England
  • 1961 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist, born in Heswall, Merseyside, England
  • 1962 Sumi Jo, South Korean lyric coloratura soprano, born in Changwon, South Korea
  • 1965 Sen Dog [Senen Reyes], Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • 1975 Aiko [Yanai], Japanese singer, born in Osaka
  • 1976 Son Little [Aaron Livingston], American blues and soul singer-songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1976 Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • 1978 Karen O [Orzolek], American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), born in Busan, South Korea
  • 1979 Chris Doran, Irish pop singer ("If My World Stopped Turning"), born in Waterford, Ireland
  • 1981 Ben Adams, British pop singer-songwriter (A1), stage actor, and producer, born in Ascot, England
  • 1982 Charlene Choi Cheuk Yin, Hong Kong-Canadian canto-pop singer (Twins), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1983 Corey Beaulieu, American heavy metal guitarist (Trivium), born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
  • 1983 Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter, and actor (One Tree Hill), born in Palm Springs, California