On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 27

  • 1544 Ascanio Trombeti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1590)
  • 1569 Ottavio Vernizzi, Italian composer (d. 1649)
  • 1691 Josef Antonín Plánický, Czech composer, born in Manětín, Czech Republic (d. 1732)
  • 1731 Gaetano Pugnani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1798)
  • 1732 Johann Joseph Emmert, German composer, born in Kitzingen, Würzburg, Germany (d. 1809)
  • 1741 Jean-Pierre Duport, French composer (d. 1818)
  • 1745 Boniface Stoeckl, German composer, born in Pilsting, Germany (d. 1784)
  • 1750 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, German violinist and composer, baptised in Deutschbrod, Bohemia (now Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic), (d. between 1798–1809)
  • 1759 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, born in Kamenice u Jihlavy, Czech Republic (d. 1831)
  • 1787 Christian Rummel, German conductor and composer, born in Gollachostheim, Bavaria (d. 1849)
  • 1801 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1848)
  • 1804 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1813 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), born in Luca (d. 1864)
  • 1830 Harrison Millard, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1867 Margaret Ruthven Lang, American composer (Irish Love Song), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1867 Charles Koechlin, French composer (The Jungle Book), born in Paris (d. 1950)

  • 1878 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, American composer (Deep Forest, The Desolate City), born in Swampscott, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • 1879 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1885 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, born in Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (D. 1957)
  • 1893 Stanisław Wiechowicz, Polish composer, born in Kroszyce, Kielce, Poland (d. 1963)
  • 1898 Nelly Wagenaar, Dutch pianist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Léon Barzin, Belgian-American conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1999)
  • 1900 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1994)
  • 1902 Giuseppe Savagnone, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1984)
  • 1905 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor and composer (Mater Dolorosa), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Rodolfo Holzmann, Peruvian composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1992)
  • 1915 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • 1918 Zeev Wolfgang Steinberg, composer
  • 1919 Siegfried Naumann, composer
  • 1928 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1931 Juan Guinjoan, composer
  • 1935 Al Jackson Jr, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1935 Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann, composer
  • 1941 Eddie Rabbitt, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)

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1942 Jimi Hendrix, rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

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  • 1942 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1944 Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)
  • 1951 Kevin Kavanaugh, rocker (Asbury Jukes) [or 8/27]
  • 1952 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1953 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • 1959 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • 1960 Ashley Ingram, English singer (Fizzz-Just an Illusion)
  • 1960 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • 1961 Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer (Say I'm Your Number One), born in London
  • 1962 Calvin Hayes, rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock)
  • 1962 Charlie Benante, rock drummer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1962 Mike "Puffy" Bordin, rock drummer (Faith No More), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1965 Fiachna O'Braonáin, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1976 Tyrone Sutton, American singer (Perfect gentlemen) and Muslim chaplain
  • 1976 Jean Grae, South African-born rapper
  • 1978 Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
  • 1978 Mike Skinner, English musician
  • 1979 Hilary Hahn, American violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • 1979 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • 1983 Professor Green [Stephen Paul Manderson], British rapper (Lip Sync Battle UK), born in London, England
  • 1985 Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Icelandic singer, born in Sweden