On This Day

Birthdays in Music on November 8

  • 1590 Francesco Gonzaga, Italian composer, born in Mantua, Italy (d. 1628)
  • 1592 Domenico Mazzocchi, Italian Baroque composer, born in Civita Castellana, Italy (d. 1665)
  • 1657 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1693 Leonhard Trautsch, German composer, born in München, Germany (d. 1762)
  • 1770 Friedrich Witt, German composer, born in Württemberg, Germany (d. 1836)
  • 1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1933)
  • 1850 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • 1867 Ilmari Krohn, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • 1882 Lazare Saminsky, Russian-American composer, born in Valegotsulova, near Odessa (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • 1887 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, Russian-Ukrainian Soviet composer, born in Hlukhiv, Russian Empire (d. 1966)
  • 1888 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, born in Vefsn, Norway (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Hermann Schey, German-Dutch singer, born in Bunzlau, Silesia, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Georges Lonque, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Mihailo Vukdragović, Serbian composer (d. 1967)
  • 1901 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)

  • 1905 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • 1909 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1912 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, born in Sainte-Bazeille, France (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Douglas Townsend, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)

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1927 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American singer (Tennessee Waltz), born in Claremore, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

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  • 1927 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Doc Green, American rocker (The Drifters) (d. 1989)
  • 1938 Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire
  • 1942 Gerald Alston, American singer (Manhattans-Crazy), born in Henderson, Vance County, North Carolina
  • 1944 Bonnie Bramlett, American rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie), born in Granite City, Illinois
  • 1944 Rodney Slater, English rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1944 Robert Nix, American musician (founding member of the Atlanta Rhythm Section), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1945 Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1945 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1946 Roy Wood, English rock vocalist and cellist (ELO), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949 Bonnie Raitt, American blues country singer-songwriter (Nick of Time, Something To Talk About), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Larry Burnett, American rocker (Firefall)
  • 1954 Rickie Lee Jones, American singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1957 Pearl Thompson, British musician (The Cure), born in Surrey, England
  • 1958 Terry Lee Miall, English rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London
  • 1958 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1970 Diana King, Jamaican singer and songwriter ("Shy Guy", "I Say a Little Prayer" remake), born in St. Catherine, Jamaica
  • 1977 Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1980 Ana Vidovic, Croatian classical guitarist, born in Karlovac, Croatia
  • 1982 Sam Sparro, Australian producer, songwriter, performer, former child actor
  • 1990 SZA [Solána Rowe], American R&B singer-songwriter, born in St. Louis, Missouri