Birthdays in Music on November 25

  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, composer
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in K√∂nigsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • 1753 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
  • 1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist/composer ("Silent Night")
  • 1834 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
  • 1839 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
  • 1856 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia)
  • 1862 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • 1881 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • 1886 Rex Maupin, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1895 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1896 Virgil Thomson, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1900 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1901 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1904 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • 1904 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1922 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • 1924 Tui St George Tucker, composer
  • 1928 James "Jimmy" Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • 1928 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1931 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Ramiro Cortes, composer
  • 1936 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)
  • 1949 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • 1951 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • 1955 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • 1958 Gary Coveyou, musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • 1959 Steve Rothery, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1960 Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1960 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • 1964 Mark Lanegan, American musician (Screaming Trees)
  • 1966 Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • 1967 Gregg Turkington, American comedian (as Neil Hamburger) and musician
  • 1968 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
  • 1978 Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician
  • 1979 Thea Gilmore, British songwriter
  • 1983 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer/songwriter
  • 1986 Katie Cassidy, American singer and actress