On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 5

  • 1494 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright, and shoemaker, born in Nürnberg (d. 1576)
  • 1654 Christian Liebe, German composer, born in Freiberg, Saxony (d. 1708)
  • 1666 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna (d. 1729)
  • 1819 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, Czech composer, born in Polepy, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1841 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, Russian composer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1896)
  • 1866 Daniel Protheroe, Welsh conductor and composer, born in Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire, Wales (d. 1934)
  • 1895 Walter Gieseking, German pianist and composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1917 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born on Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Myron Floren, American accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Roslyn, Day County, South Dakota (d. 2005)
  • 1921 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1924 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • 1929 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • 1931 Ike Turner, American musician (Ike and Tine Turner - A Fool in Love), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Jerry Amper Dadap, Filippino guitarist and composer, born in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
  • 1935 Nicholas Maw, British composer, born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 1938 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer and actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1946 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1948 Peter Hammill, English singer and songwriter (Patient), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948 Rick Cobb, American hard rock drummer (Bloodrock)
  • 1949 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1956 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • 1957 Michael "Mike" Score, British rock guitarist (A Flock Of Seagulls), born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • 1957 David Moyse, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1958 Don Falcone, American musician and producer (Spirits Burning)

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1959 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer (Heaven), born in Kingston, Ontario

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  • 1960 René Froger, Dutch singer (Everything Can Make a Man Happy), born in Amsterdam
  • 1962 Brian Wheat, American rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1971 Jonny Greenwood, English musician and composer (Radiohead), born in Oxford, England
  • 1971 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1972 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • 1974 Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy), born in Cologne, Germany
  • 1974 Ryan Adams, American musician, singer and songwriter (Whiskeytown), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1979 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1985 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol and singer (member of KAT-TUN), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1985 Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer (3rd winner of Australian Idol 2005), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1986 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • 1987 Kevin Jonas, American guitarist (member of the Jonas Brothers), born in Teaneck, New Jersey