On This Day

Musicians Born on November 25

  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, German composer, born in Niedergebra, Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, born in Oelsnitz, Germany (d. 1801)
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, German composer, born in Schwabhausen, Germany (d. 1790)
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • 1753 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, born in Mühltroff (d. 1817)
  • 1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), born in Hochberg, Austria (d. 1863)
  • 1834 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1902)
  • 1839 Stanisław Duniecki, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1870)
  • 1856 Sergei Taneyev, Russian pianist and composer (Oresteia), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 1915)
  • 1862 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (The Rosary; Narcissus), born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1901) [1]
  • 1881 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • 1895 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), born in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1896 Rex Maupin, American orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1966)
  • 1896 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1900 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans; That's Entertainment), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1901 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)

  • 1904 Herbert Reynolds Inch, American composer and teacher, born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1988)
  • 1904 Antonio "Toni" Ortelli, Italian composer ("La Montanara" (The Song of the Mountains)) and alpinist, born in Schio, Veneto, Italy (d. 2000)
  • 1914 Eddie Boyd, American blues pianist and singer ("Five Long Years"), born in Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 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 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Peyote Concerto), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Dick Wellstood, American jazz pianist, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 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 concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2000)
  • 1933 Ramiro Cortés Jr., American composer, born in Dallas, Texas (c. 1984)
  • 1936 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Mark Minkov, Russian/Soviet theater and film score composer, born in Moscow (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Bev Bevan, English drummer (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1949 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • 1950 Jocelyn Brown, American R&B and dance singer, born in Kinston, North Carolina
  • 1951 Bill Morrissey, American folk singer-songwriter (Inside) born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1955 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer

  • 1958 Gary Coveyou, American pop musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • 1959 Steve Rothery, British progressive rock guitarist, (Marillion - Clutching at Straws), born in Brampton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
  • 1960 Amy Grant, American gospel and rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1960 Kasey Smith, American heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1963 Kevin Chamberlin, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Seussical; Jessie; Wicked), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer (Temptation), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1964 Mark Lanegan, American grunge-rock singer-songwriter (Screaming Trees), born in Ellensburg, Washington
  • 1966 Stacy Lattisaw, American 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
  • 1967 Rodney Sheppard, American guitarist (Sugar Ray), born in Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1968 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist (EPMD), born in Brentwood, New York
  • 1978 Ringo Shiina [Yumiko Shiina], Japanese singer, songwriter and musician (Tokyo Jihen), born in Urawa, Saitama
  • 1979 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1983 Kirsty Crawford, Scottish pop singer-songwriter (Pop Idol), born in Glasgow
  • 1986 Katie Cassidy, American singer and actress, born in Los Angeles, California