On This Day

Musicians Born on November 28

  • 1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1687)
  • 1763 Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, born in Ried, Swabia (d. 1840)
  • 1784 Ferdinand Ries, German composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1838)
  • 1793 Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1866)
  • 1795 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1866)
  • 1812 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1887)
  • 1829 Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (Dmitri Donskoi), born in Vikhvatinets, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1894)
  • 1856 Alexander Kastalsky, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1926)
  • 1868 František Drdla, Czech composer, born in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • 1883 Paul Hastings Allen, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
  • 1887 Jacobo Palm, Curaçao-born composer (d. 1982)
  • 1892 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)
  • 1895 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1980)
  • 1896 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Roberto Lupi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Pamela Harrison, English pianist and composer, born in Orpington, England (d. 1990)

  • 1924 (Gerrit Cornelis) "Kees" Otten, Dutch flautist and recorder player, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Aurelio de la Vega, Cuban-American composer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1929 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award-winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), born in Tyler, Alabama (d. 2018)

Person of interestBerry Gordy

1929 Berry Gordy, Jr, American songwriter, producer and record company founder (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan

Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter Berry Gordy
Founder of Motown Records and Songwriter
Berry Gordy
  • 1932 Ethel Ennis, American jazz singer (If Women Ruled The World), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Carlos Fariñas, Cuban avant-garde composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 2002)
  • 1939 Gary Troxel, rocker (The Fleetwoods), born in Centralia, Washington
  • 1940 Bruce Channel [McMeans], American singer (Hey! Baby), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1940 Clem Curtis, British singer (The Foundations), born in Trinidad
  • 1943 Randy Newman, American singer-songwriter and composer (Short People, You've Got a Friend in Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1944 Ronald Bertram "R.B." Greaves, American pop singer ("Take A Letter Maria"), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2012)
  • 1947 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • 1947 Michel Berger, French singer & songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1948 Beeb Birtles [Gerard Birtlekamp], Dutch-Australian rock guitarist (Little River Band - Diamantina Cocktail), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1949 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1949 Hugh McKenna, British rock keyboardist (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band), born in Coatsbridge, England (d. 2019)
  • 1949 Paul Shaffer, Canadian keyboardist and orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1956 Kristine Arnold, American country singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo - "Midnight Girl"), born in Torrance, California

  • 1956 David Van Day [David Paul Day], British pop singer (Dollar - "Loves Gotta Hold On Me"), born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1958 Tim Mullens, Dutch punk rock singer and guitarist (Ivy green)
  • 1961 Patty Zomer, Dutch singer (Dolly Dots - "Windsurfing"), born in Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • 1962 Matt Cameron, American drummer (Soundgarden; Pearl Jam), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Jesse Cook, French-Canadian jazz-flamenco guitarist (Free Fall), born in Paris, France
  • 1971 Fenriz [Leif Nagell], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Darkthrone), born Kolbotn, Norway
  • 1973 Jade Puget, American rock guitarist (AFI), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1974 apl.de.ap [Allan Pineda Lindo], Filipino-American rapper and producer (Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in Angeles, Philippines
  • 1975 Satyr [Sigurd Wongraven], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Satyricon)
  • 1979 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1980 Lisa Middelhauve [Elisabeth Rodermund], German rock singer (Xandria), born in Bielefeld, West Germany
  • 1983 Rostam [Batmanglij], Iranian-American songwriter, composer, and producer (Vampire Weekend), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1984 Trey Songz [Tremaine Neverson], American singer, rapper and songwriter (Passion, Pain & Pleasure), born in Petersburg, Virginia
  • 1988 Christopher Stringini, American pop singer (US5), born in Wheaton, Illinois
  • 1997 Thor! [Salden], Belgian pop singer, born in Antwerp, Belgium