Musicians Born 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 cellist and composer (Jena Symphony; The Suffering Saviour), born in Niederstetten, Germany (d. 1836)
  • 1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1933)
  • 1850 Karel Komzák II, Bohemian-Viennese violinist, and composer of marches and dances (Bad’ner Mad’ln), born in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1905) [1]
  • 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, British composer known for his orchestral music (Tintagel), and memoirist (Farewell My Youth), born in Streatham, 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 Euphemia Giannini Gregory, Italian-American opera singer and educator (Curtis Institute), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1927 Chris Connor [Mary Jean Loutsenhizer], American jazz singer ("I Wonder What Became of Me"), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer", born in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England (d. 2018)

Patti PagePatti Page (1927-2013)

American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz"), born in Claremore, Oklahoma

  • 1929 Bert Berns, American songwriter ("Twist And Shout"; "Piece Of My Heart"; "Hang On Sloopy") and producer ("Under The Boardwalk"; "Brown-Eyed Girl"), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1934 Doc Green, American pop baritone vocalist (The Drifters) (d. 1989)

Alain DelonAlain Delon (87 years old)

1935 French-Swiss stage and screen actor (Purple Noon; Le Samouraï; Monsieur Klein), filmmaker, and pop singer, born in Sceaux, France

  • 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 (Delaney & Bonnie - "Never Ending Song of Love"), born in Granite City, Illinois
  • 1944 Robert Nix, American drummer and songwriter (Roy Orbison; Atlanta Rhythm Section - "So Into You"; "Imaginary Lover"), born in Blakely, Georgia (d. 2012)
  • 1944 Rodney Slater, British rock saxophonist and woodwind player (Bonzo Dog Band), born in Crowland, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1945 Arnold Rosner, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1945 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945 Judith Lang Zaimont, American pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1946 Roy Wood, British rock cellist, bassist, woodwind player, vocalist and songwriter (The Move, 1965-72; ELO, 1970-72; Wizzard; 1972-75), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1947 Minnie Ripperton [Andrea Davis], American pop, R&B, and disco singer-songwriter ("Lovin' You"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1949 Al Berger, American musician (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes)
  • 1949 Bonnie Raitt, American 10-time Grammy Award-winning rock-blues guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Nick of Time"; "Something To Talk About"), born in Burbank, California
  • 1951 Larry Burnett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Firefall, 1974-81 - "You Are The Woman"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954 Jeanette McGruder, American singer (P-Funk; Brides of Funkenstein), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954 Rickie Lee Jones, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Chuck E's In Love"; "We Belong Together"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Ricky Lawson, American musician, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1955 Patricia Barber, American jazz pianist and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957 Pearl Thompson, British rock guitarist (The Cure - "Friday I'm In Love"), born in Surrey, England
  • 1958 Don Byron, American composer and clarinetist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1958 Terry Lee Miall, British rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1961 Leif Garrett, American singer and actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1963 Russell Malone, American jazz guitarist (Harry Connick, Jr.; Dianna Krall), born in Albany, Georgia
  • 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 [Falson], Australian producer, singer, songwriter (Boombox Eternal), and former child actor, born in Sydney

SZASZA (32 years old)

1990 American R&B singer-songwriter ("All the Stars", Ctrl), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1994 Lauren Alaina, American singer-songwriter (American Idol), born in Rossville, Georgia