On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 7

  • 1706 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, born in Grottole, Italy (d. 1761)
  • 1786 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • 1810 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), born in Gyula (d. 1893)
  • 1822 Edouard Gregoir, Belgian composer, born in Turnhout, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1828 Ludwig Deppe, German composer, born in Barntrup, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1839 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1846 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • 1852 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, born in Tenczynek, Krakow, Poland (d. 1901)
  • 1866 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • 1877 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, born in Kensington, England (d. 1950)
  • 1900 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symphony 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1905 William Alwyn, English composer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 1984)
  • 1916 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1917 András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • 1917 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)

  • 1918 Maria Teresa de Noronha, Portuguese Fado singer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1926 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1926 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1929 Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Gerald Humel, American composer (Universe), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1933 George Tibbits, Australian composer, born in Boulder, Western Australia (d. 2008)
  • 1938 Dee Clark, American singer (Raindrops), born in Blytheville, Arkansas (d. 1990)
  • 1939 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • 1942 Johnny Rivers [Ramistella], American singer (Secret Agent Man), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJoni Mitchell

1943 Joni Mitchell [Roberta Joan Anderson], Canadian singer (Clouds), born in Fort Macleod, Alberta

  • 1943 Judith Forst, Canadian mezzo-soprano, born in New Westminster, British Columbia
  • 1944 James Dashow, American-Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2009)
  • 1949 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1951 Kevin Macmichael, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2002)
  • 1955 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1956 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1957 John "Jellybean" Benitez, American musician, songwriter, club DJ, remixer and music producer (The Mexican), born in South Bronx, New York

  • 1958 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer (d. 1996)
  • 1960 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1962 Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)
  • 1963 Elizabeth "Liz" Mikel, American actress and jazz singer (Friday Night Lights), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1964 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1967 Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967 David Guetta, French songwriter, DJ and record producer (One Love, When Love Takes Over), born in Paris, France
  • 1968 Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1969 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1970 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy), born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1971 Robin Finck, American guitarist (Nine inch Nails; Guns N' Roses), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1974 Chris Summers, Norwegian drummer (Turbonegro), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1978 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO), born in Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1979 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1981 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1988 Tinie Tempah [Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu], British rapper ("Written In The Stars"), born in Plumstead, London
  • 1990 Matt Corby, Australian singer and songwriter (Into The Flame), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1990 Courtney Marie Andrews, American singer-songwriter (Old Flowers), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1994 Shamir [Bailey], American singer-songwriter and actor, born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Person of interestLorde

1996 Lorde [Ella Yelich-O'Connor], New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

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