On This Day

Musicians Born on November 24

  • 1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
  • 1747 Felice Alessandri, composer
  • 1768 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
  • 1795 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • 1848 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer

Person of interestScott Joplin

1868 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1889 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • 1892 Isidor Achron, composer
  • 1899 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • 1900 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • 1905 Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • 1912 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986)
  • 1917 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
  • 1917 Rita Corita [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer

  • 1918 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
  • 1927 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
  • 1927 Emma Lou Diemer, composer
  • 1929 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian; Life With An Idiot), born in Engels, Volga-German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 1998)
  • 1934 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), born in Palencia, Spain (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Martin Charnin, American Broadway stage singer, dancer (West Side Story), director, and lyricist (Annie), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1939 Jim Yester, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1940 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • 1941 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American session bassist (Stax; Booker & The MG's; The Blues Brothers), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d, 2012)
  • 1941 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)

Person of interestPete Best

1941 Pete Best, British drummer (Beatles), born in Madras, British India

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • 1941 Wayne Lamar Jackson, American soul and R&B trumpeter ( Mar-Keys, The Memphis Horns), born in West Memphis, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1942 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
  • 1943 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger ("Slip' Slidin' Away"; "In Your Eyes"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
  • 1945 Lee Michaels, rocker (Do You Know What I Mean), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • 1949 Anita Louis, American singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
  • 1949 Jim Warren, American artist whose work includes album art for Bob Seger and Prince, born in Long Beach, California

  • 1950 Bob [Robert Lewis] Burns, American drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1953 Tod Machover, composer
  • 1954 Emir Kusturica, Serbian-French film maker (When Father Was Away on Business; Black Cat, White Cat), and punk rock bassist (No Smoking), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 1955 Clem Burke [Clement Bozewski], American rock drummer (Blondie - "Heart Of Glass"), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1955 Elvis Ramone [Clement Bozewski], American drummer (The Ramones, August 1987), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1957 Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
  • 1958 Carmel [McCourt], English rocker (Storm, More More More), born in Wrawby, England
  • 1960 Edgar Meyer, American classical, jazz, and bluegrass bassist, and composer, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1962 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
  • 1964 Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)
  • 1966 Russell Watson, British singer
  • 1968 Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue), born in New London, Connecticut (or 1965)
  • 1969 Rob Nicholson, American musician
  • 1970 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
  • 1970 Julieta Venegas, Mexican singer
  • 1981 Morgan James [Grunerud] American Broadway actress, singer and songwriter (Hunter; The White Album), born in Boise, Idaho
  • 1985 Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer
  • 1987 Megan Mullins, American singer
  • 1987 Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter (You Make Me Feel...), born in Inglewood, California