Musicians Born 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)
  • 1894 (Jacob) "Jan" Garber, American violinist and sweet jazz bandleader, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist, composer, and lepidopterist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1911 Roy Rogers, American cowboy actor and singer ("Happy Trails"; Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Jack McVea, American swing jazz, and R&B clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), born in Sumatra, Indonesia (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Myron Floren, American accordionist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Roslyn, Day County, South Dakota (d. 2005)
  • 1921 (Lawrence) "Red" Wootten, American country & western (The Whippoorwills, Gene Autry), jazz (Red Norvo; Tony Pastor), and session acoustic and electric bassist, born in Social Circle, Georgia
  • 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 "Otti" Fraai, Curacaos-Dutch operatic tenor, in Willemstad, Curaçao
  • 1931 Harold McNair, British-Jamaican calypso and jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Kingston, Colony of Jamaica (d. 1971)
  • 1931 Ike Turner, American musician ("Rocket 88"; Ike and Tina Turner - "River Deep, Mountain High"; "Proud Mary"), 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)
  • 1937 Jackie Verdell, American gospel singer (The Davis Sisters, 1955-66), pop singer-songwriter ("Why Not Give Me A Chance") and session vocalist (Wilson Picket; Van Morrison), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1938 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1939 Fionna Duncan, Scottish jazz vocalist (Clyde Valley Stompers), born in Garelochhead, Scotland
  • 1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer (Simon and Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and actor (Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Pablo Gomez, Spanish rock drummer (Los Bravos - "Black Is Black"), born in Barcelona, Catalonia
  • 1946 Gram Parsons [Cecil Ingram Connor III], American country-rock singer-songwriter (Byrds - Sweethearts of the Rodeo; Flying Burrito Brothers; "Grievous Angel"), born in Winter Haven, Florida (d. 1973)
  • 1946 Herman Brood, Dutch painter and pianist (Sleepin' Bird), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1946 Loleatta Holloway, American disco singer ("Love Sensation"; "Hit And Run"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1947 Peter Noone, English rock singer, sometimes known as "Herman" (Herman's Hermits - "I'm Into Something Good"; "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter"), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England
  • 1948 Peter Hammill, British singer and songwriter (Van Der Graff Generator; solo - "Patient"), born in Ealing, London
  • 1948 Rick Cobb, American hard rock drummer (Bloodrock, 1970-74), born in Texas
  • 1949 Bram Beekman, Dutch organist, composer and teacher (Brabants Conservatory, 1980-2012), born in Vlissingen, The Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter ("You Must Be Laughing Somewhere"), born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1956 Helen O'Hara [Bevington], British rock violinist (Dexys Midnight Runners - "Come On Eileen"), born in Bristol, England
  • 1956 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger, 1982–89 & 1996–2007 - "Sister Christain"), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes -"Always Something There to Remind Me"), born in Bath, England (d. 1999)
  • 1957 David Moyse, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply - "All Out Of Love"), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1957 Michael "Mike" Score, British rock guitarist (A Flock Of Seagulls - "I Ran (So Far Away)"), born in Beverly, Yorkshire, England
  • 1958 Don Falcone, American musician and producer (Spirits Burning)

Bryan Adams

1959 Bryan Adams, Canadian Juno and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Heaven"; "Run To You"), born in Kingston, Ontario

  • 1960 Ken Coomer, American drummer and producer (Uncle Tupelo; Wilco), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 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
  • 1965 Paris Grey [Shanna Jackson], American techno-dance-pop singer ("Good Life"; "Big Fun"), born in Glencoe, Illinois
  • 1971 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1971 Jonny Greenwood, English guitarist, keyboard player (Radiohead), and film score composer (There Will Be Blood), born in Oxford, England
  • 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 - "Don't Be Sad"; solo -"New York, New York"), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • 1975 Jamie Madrox [Spaniolo], American horrorcore rapper (Twizted), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975 Keala Settle, American stage and screen actress and singer (Hands on a Hardbody; The Greatest Showman), born in Laie, Hawaii
  • 1975 Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh pop singer (Steps - "5,6,7,8";"Heartbeat / Tragedy"), born in St Asaph, Wales
  • 1979 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1980 Ibrahim Maalouf, French-Lebanese jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • 1983 (Anne) Leilehua Lanzilotti, Kānaka Maoli-American violinist and contemporary classical composer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1985 Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer (3rd winner of Australian Idol 2005), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1985 Tanaka Koki, Japanese idol and singer (member of KAT-TUN), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1986 BoA [Kwon Boa], South Korean singer, born in Gyeonggi-do
  • 1987 Kevin Jonas, American guitarist (The Jonas Brothers), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 2002 Jawsh 685 [Joshua Nanai], Samoan-New Zealander dance mixer and music producer ("Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)", with Jason Derulo), born in Aukland, New Zealand