On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 3

  • 1587 Samuel Scheidt, German baroque composer, born in Halle (d. 1654)
  • 1656 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1738)
  • 1689 Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Bohemian composer, born in Dobřany, Bohemia (d. 1742)
  • 1753 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, German composer, born in Prieschka, Meissen (d. 1805)
  • 1780 Victor Dourlen, French composer, born in Dunkerque, France (d. 1864)
  • 1781 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1831)
  • 1801 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1835)
  • 1815 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • 1863 Eugène Samuel-Holeman, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1942)
  • 1867 Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, German composer, born in Bad Schachen (d. 1944)
  • 1875 Emīls Dārziņš, Latvian composer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1910)
  • 1880 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian musicologist and composer, born in Gualdo Tadino, Italy (d. 1943)
  • 1888 William Denis Browne, British composer, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1915)
  • 1897 Karel Salmon, Israeli composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1974)
  • 1904 Gideon Fagan, South African conductor and composer, born in Somerset West, Cape Province (d. 1980)
  • 1904 Jānis Kalniņš, Latvian-Canadian composer, born in Pärnu, Estonia (d. 2000)

  • 1907 Jim [James Geoffrey Cutcliffe] Hepburn, English tap-dancer and socialist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1907 Joe Turner, American jazz pianist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1990)
  • 1911 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian-American composer (Creation), born in Hulun, Manchuria [now Hailar, Inner Mongolia, China] (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic musicologist, composer, teacher and conductor, born in Eyrarbakki, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • 1933 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir
  • 1937 Paula Wayne, Hobart Oklahoma, vocalist (Everything's Great)
  • 1940 Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1941 Brian Poole, English musician (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes), born in Barking, England
  • 1943 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1945 Nick Simper, English bass guitarist (Deep Purple, Warhorse), born in Norwood Green, England
  • 1945 Robert "Bobby" LaKind, American conga player, vocalist, songwriter and occasional backup drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in New York (d. 1992)
  • 1947 Joseph "Joe" Lala, American musician, actor and singer notable for co-founding the rock band "Blues Image", born in Ybor City, Florida (d. 2014)
  • 1948 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1948 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1953 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1954 Adam Ant [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic), born in London
  • 1960 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1960 Marcel "Baaf" Stavenuiter, Dutch drummer (Bob Color)
  • 1962 Marilyn [Peter Robinson], Jamaican-British pop singer (You Don't Love Me), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1967 Steven Wilson, English musician and producer (Porcupine Tree), born in Kingston upon Thames
  • 1969 Robert Miles, Swiss record producer, composer and musician in trance and ambient music.
  • 1973 Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician
  • 1973 Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
  • 1976 Jake Shimabukuro, Japanese-American ukulele virtuoso and composer (Gently Weeps), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1977 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • 1979 Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • 1989 Paula DeAnda, American singer