On This Day

Musicians Born on November 26

  • 1640 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Liège (d. 1725)
  • 1653 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1701)
  • 1744 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, born in Erlangen, Bavaria (d. 1785)
  • 1809 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1888)
  • 1818 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • 1823 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1874)
  • 1865 Earl Ross Drake, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1916)
  • 1906 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Philipp Mohler, German composer, born in Kaiserslautern, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1912 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • 1915 Earl Wild, American composer and pianist (Caesar's Hour, 1952-56; NBC Symphony, 1937-44), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1916 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, born in Wakayama, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1920 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, born in Pesterzsébet, Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1924 Michael Holliday [Norman Milne], British pop singer ("The Story of My Life"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1963)
  • 1925 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)

  • 1926 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1929 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician, born in Begunje, Slovenia (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

1933 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1935 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American bassist (The Funk Brothers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)

Person of interestTina Turner

1939 Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939 David White, American singer and songwriter (Danny And The Juniors - "At The Hop": Leslie Gore - "You Don't Own Me"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1941 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California
  • 1944 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
  • 1944 Jean Terrell, American singer (The Supremes), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • 1945 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • 1945 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1946 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus), born in Amsterdam
  • 1946 Raymond Louis "Ray" Kennedy, American songwriter ("Sail On, Sailor"), session and touring singer, musician, and record producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1949 Shlomo Artzi, Israeli singer and songwriter, born in Alonei Abba, Israel
  • 1963 Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1967 John Stirratt, American bassist (Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1974 Jamie Jones, American singer (All 4 One), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1976 Jean Grae [Tsidi Ibrahim], South African-American rapper (The Evil Jeanius), born in Capetown, South Africa
  • 1978 Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1980 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor, born in Mitaka, Tokyo
  • 1981 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten), born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
  • 1985 Lil' Fizz [Dreux Pierre Frédéric], American singer (B2K), born in New Orleans, Louisiana