On This Day

Musicians Born on November 30

  • 1593 Johann Dilliger, German composer, born in Eisfeld, Hildburghausen, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1647)
  • 1634 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, born in Tudela (d. 1696)
  • 1645 Andreas Werkmeister, German organist and composer, born in Benneckenstein, Germany (d. 1706)
  • 1693 Christoph Förster, German composer, born in Bibra, Thuringia (d. 1745)
  • 1753 Johann Baptist Schenk, Austrian composer, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1836)
  • 1756 Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician (Estimating the speed of sound Chladni's law), born in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • 1764 Franz Xaver Gerl, composer, born in Andorf, Austria (d. 1827)
  • 1796 Carl Loewe, German composer, born in Löbejün, Germany (d. 1869)
  • 1809 Thomas Molleson Mudie, English composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1813 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1847 August Klughardt, German composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1859 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • 1861 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), born in Bozen, Tyrol (now Bozano, Italy) (d. 1907)
  • 1863 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1916)
  • 1870 Cecil Forsyth, English composer, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1941)
  • 1884 Ture Rangström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1947)
  • 1890 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Johann Nepomuk David, composer
  • 1897 Andreas Nezertis, composer
  • 1897 Quinto Maganini, American composer (The Argonauts), born in Fairfield, California (d. 1974)
  • 1907 Gyorgy Ranki, composer
  • 1909 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1911 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1953)
  • 1912 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1915 (Walter) "Brownie" McGhee, American folk music and Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Robert Evett, American composer, born in Loveland, Colorado (d. 1975)
  • 1922 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), born in Riceville, Iowa (d. 2016)
  • 1924 Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter ("Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1924 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1931 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • 1931 (Beryl) "Jack" Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter (Merv Griffin), singer (Schoolhouse Rock), and actor (Run Buddy Run), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2019)
  • 1932 Bob Moore, American session double bassist (Patsy Cline; Elvis Presley; Roger Miller), and orchestra leader ("Mexico"), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2021)
  • 1937 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star ("I'm Stickin' With You"), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1943 (James Jay) "J.J." Barnes, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("Please Let Me In"; "Baby Please Come Back Home"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1943 Jerry Hunt, American experimental composer and video artist, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Leo Lyons, British blues-rock bassist (Ten Years After - "Love Like a Man"; "Choo Choo Mama"), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1943 Oscar Harris, Surinames-Dutch pop and soul singer ("Try A Little Love"), born in Albina, Suriname
  • 1944 Luther T Ingram, American singer-songwriter ("I'll Be Your Shelter")
  • 1944 Rob Grill, American rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Radu Lupu, Romanian Grammy Award-winning concert pianist (Van Cliburn Competition - gold, 1966; George Enesco Competition - 1st prize, 1967), born in Galati Romania (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six; Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Rainbow), born near Brecon, Wales
  • 1949 Bill Reichenbach Jr., American jazz and session trombonist, and euphonium player born in Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1949 Ruby Starr [Constance Henrietta Mierzwiak], American rock singer (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1950 Greg Gordon, rock vocalist (Boys Band)
  • 1952 Mandy Patinkin, American stage and screen actor (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), and singer (Sunday in the Park with George; Evita), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953 (Johnny) "Shuggie" Otis [Veliotes], American rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ("Strawberry Letter 23"; "Inspiration Information"), born in Los Angeles California
  • 1953 David Sancious, American session and touring keyboardist (E Street Band, 1972-74; Peter Gabriel; Stanley Clarke; Zuccchero), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 1954 George McArdle, Australian rock bassist (Little River Band), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1954 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), born in Oakland, California (d. 2006)
  • 1955 Billy Idol [William Broad], British-American pop-punk singer ("White Wedding"; "Dancing With Myself"), born in Stanmore, England
  • 1957 John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)
  • 1957 Richard Barbieri, British keyboardist (Porcupine Tree)
  • 1957 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1958 Stacey Q [Swain], American singer ("Two of Hearts"), born in Fullerton, California
  • 1959 Randy Gane, American keyboardist, born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1968 Des'ree [Desirée Annette Weeks], English singer ("Feel So High"; "You Gotta Be"; "Life")
  • 1972 Christophe Beck, Canadian pianist, conductor, and television and film score composer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; The Hangover; Frozen; Ant-Man), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 John Moyer, American bassist (Disturbed)
  • 1975 Mindy McCready, country/western singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1976 Martin Kasík, Czech concert pianist, born in Frenštát, Czech Republic
  • 1978 Clay Aiken, American pop singer
  • 1987 Dougie Poynter, British singer and bassist (McFly), born in Orsett, England
  • 1993 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer