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)
  • 1907 "Kansas City" Frank [Melrose], American jazz and blues pianist, born in Sumner, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1907 Henry "Hot Lips" Levine, British-American dixieland jazz trumpeter and bandleader, born in London England (d. 1989)
  • 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)
  • 1917 Nesuhi Ertegün, Turkish–American jazz record producer & executive (Atlantic Records; Warner Music), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey) (d. 1989)
  • 1920 István Sárközy, Hungarian composer, born in Pesterzsébet, Budapest, Hungary (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Bobby Sharp, American piano player, songwriter (“Unchain My Heart”), and drug rehab counselor, born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • 1924 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor ( Vancouver Symphony, 1952-64; Chicago Symphony, 1964-70; Costa Rica National Symphony, 1987-2001), 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, American dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun) (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian polka and Oberkrain ethnic accordionist, piano player and composers (Avsenik Brothers Ensemble), born in Begunje, Slovenia (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)

Robert GouletRobert Goulet (1933-2007)

American Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, stage and screen actor (Camelot - ""If Ever I Would Leave You"), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts

  • 1935 Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (Dean Martin Show), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Bob Babbitt [Robert Kreinar], Hungarian-American session bassist (Motown's The Funk Brothers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Art Themen, British jazz saxophonist and orthopedic surgeon, born in Manchester, England
  • 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)

Tina TurnerTina Turner (83 years old)

1939 American singer (Ike & Tina - "Proud Mary"; solo -"What's Love Got To Do With It"), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

  • 1941 Amos Garrett, American-Canadian session and touring blues, rock, and roots guitarist (Maria Muldaur; Anne Murray; Doug Sahm), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 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, 1970-73), born in Belzoni, Mississippi
  • 1945 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1945 Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945 John McVie, British rock bassist (John Mayall's Blues Breakers; Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, Tusk), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England
  • 1945 Michael Omartian, American session pop, country and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and keyboardist (We Are The World), and Grammy Award-winning producer (Christopher Cross), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1946 Bert Ruiter, Dutch bassist (Earth & Fire; Focus), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1946 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 folk-rock singer-songwriter ("Yareakh" / "Moon"), born in Alonei Abba, Israel
  • 1963 Adam Gaynor, American guitarist (Matchbox Twenty, 1995-2005 - "If You're Gone"), born in New York City
  • 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

DJ KhaledDJ Khaled (47 years old)

1975 American DJ, record producer and rapper ("I'm the One", "Higher"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 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 Anıl Eraslan, Turkish jazz and classical cellist, and composer (Sert Sessizler), born in Burdur, Turkey
  • 1981 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten), born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
  • 1985 Lil' Fizz [Dreux Pierre Frédéric], American rapper and singer (B2K), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1986 Diego Urbano, Chilean jazz vibraphonist, composer, and bandleader ("Begs the Question’’), born in Santiago, Chile

Rita OraRita Ora (32 years old)

1990 British-Kosovan singer-songwriter ("Hot Right Now", "Let You Love Me"), born in Pristina, Kosovo, Yugoslavia