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November: Music Makers' Birthdays

Music Makers’ Birthdays: November

Click on any date below to see music makers’ birthdays on that day. Click here to return to the main music makers’ birthday page. Note: Names listed in bold have had dates verified with at least two sources to (hopefully) ensure accuracy. Please email Dave’s Music Database with any corrections.

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November 1

  • LaTavia Roberson (1981). Singer from Destiny’s Child.

  • Bo Bice (1975). American singer from TV’s American Idol.

  • Sophie B. Hawkins (1967). American musician (“Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”).

  • Rick Allen (1963). Rock drummer born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England. With Def Leppard (1983’s Pyromania).

  • Mags Furuholmen (1962). New wave keyboardist and guitarist born in Oslo, Norway. With a-ha (“Take on Me”).

  • Anthony Kiedis (1962). Rock singer born in Grand Rapids, MI. With the Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik).

  • Lyle Lovett (1957). Alt-country singer/songwriter (Pontiac, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band) born in Klein, TX.

  • Ronald Bell (1951). R&B singer/songwriter and saxophonist with Kool & the Gang. Born in Youngstown, OH. Died 9/9/2020.

  • Dan Peek (1950). Florida folk-rock singer and guitarist with the group America (“A Horse with No Name”). Died 7/24/2011.

  • David Foster (1949). Composer (Earth, Wind & Fire’s “After the Love Has Gone;” Chicago’s “Hard to Say I’m Sorry;” Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love;” John Parr’s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)”), musician, arranger, record producer, and music executive born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Jim Steinman (1947). Record producer, composer, and lyricist (Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell, Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” Air Supply’s “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”) born in New York, NY. Died 4/19/2021.

  • Ric Grech (1945). Rock bassist born Richard Roman Grechko in Bordeaux, France. With Family, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, and Traffic. Died 3/17/1990.

  • Bill Anderson (1937). Country singer/songwriter (“Still from This Pen”) born James William Anderson III in Columbia, SC.

November 2

  • Nelly (1974). Rapper (“Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma,” Country Grammar, Nellyville) born Cornell Haynes, Jr.

  • Prodigy (1974). American rapper with Mobb Deep.

  • Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu (1969). American rock bassist with Korn.

  • Bobby Dall (1963). American rock bassist with Poison (“Every Rose Has Its Thorn”).

  • k.d. lang (1961). Canadian pop/country singer/songwriter (1992’s Ingénue) born Kathryn Dawn Lang.

  • Carter Beauford (1957) American rock drummer with Dave Matthews Band.

  • Maxine Nightingale (1952). British R&B singer.

  • Dave Pegg (1947). English multi-instrumentalist with Fairport Convention and bassist with Jethro Tull (1971’s Aqualung).

  • John David “J.D.” Souther (1945). American country-rock singer (“You’re Only Lonely”).

  • Keith Emerson (1944). Progressive rock keyboardist born in Lancashire, England. With Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Died 3/11/2016.

  • Jay Black (1938). American rock singer with Jay & The Americans.

  • Bunny Berigan (1908). American jazz bandleader born Bernard Roland Berigan.

November 3

  • Mick Thomson (1973). American guitarist with Slipknot.

  • Robert Miles (1969). Swiss record producer and musician (“Children”).

  • Steven Wilson (1967). English musician (Porcupine Tree).

  • Adam Ant (1954). New wave singer (“Goody Two Shoes,” “Strip”) born Stuart Leslie Goodard in Marylebone, London, England.

  • Lulu (1948). Scottish singer (“To Sir with Love”) and actress born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie.

  • Bert Jansch (1943). Scottish folk musician. Died 2011.

  • John Barry (1933). Oscar-winning film composer best known for work on James Bond movies. Born John Barry Prendergast in York, Yorkshire, England. Died 1/30/2011.

  • Vincenzo Bellini (1801). Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula Norma).

November 4

  • Michael Osmond (1975). Utah singer with the Osmond Boys.

  • Puff Daddy/P. Diddy (1969). Rapper and entrepreneur born Sean Combs in Harlem, NY.

  • Dan Hartman (1956). American singer (“I Can Dream about You”). Died 3/22/1994.

  • James Honeyman-Scott (1956). Rock guitarist born in Hereford, UK. With The Pretenders. Died 6/16/1982.

  • Chris Difford (1954). English new wave singer/songwriter and guitarist with Squeeze (“Tempted,” “Up the Junction,” East Side Story).

  • Yanni (1954)

  • Delbert McClinton (1940). Texas blues-rock singer (“Giving It Up for Your Love”).

November 5

  • Kevin Jonas (1987). American pop singer and guitarist in the Jonas Brothers.

  • Ryan Adams (1974). Singer/songwriter (Gold) born David Ryan Adams in Jacksonville, NC.

  • Jonny Greenwood (1971). Experimental-rock guitarist born in Oxford, England. With Radiohead (The Bends, OK Computer).

  • Bryan Adams< (1959). Rock singer (“Summer of ‘69,” “Everything I Do I Do It for You”) born in Kingston, Ontario.

  • Mike Score (1957). English rock guitarist with A Flock Of Seagulls (“I Ran”).

  • Peter Noone (1947). English rock singer with Herman’s Hermits (“I’m into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter”).

  • Gram Parsons (1946). Country-rock musician born Cecil Ingram Connor in Winter Haven, FL. With the Byrds (1968’s Sweetheart of the Rodeo), Flying Burrito Brothers, and a solo artist (1973’s G.P., 1974’s Grievous Angel). Died 9/19/1973.

  • Art Garfunkel (1941). Folk singer/songwriter and pianist born Arthur Ira Garfunkel in New York City, NY. In duo Simon & Garfunkel (“The Sound of Silence,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Bridge Over Troubled Water).

  • Ike Turner (1931). R&B/rock ‘n’ roll pioneer born Izear Luster Turner, Jr. In Clarksdale, MI. His recording of 1951’s “Rocket 88” by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats is considered one of the first rock songs. Also famous for duo with Tina Turner (“Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High”). Born Izear Luster Turner, Jr. Died 12/12/2007.

  • Roy Rogers (1911). American country singer and cowboy actor. Born Leonard Franklin Slye. Died 7/6/1998.

  • Jan Garber (1894). Jazz bandleader born Jacob Charles Garber in Shreveport, LA. Died 10/5/1977.

November 6

  • Bryan Abrams (1969). Oklahoma pop/R&B singer with Color Me Badd (“I Wanna Sex You Up”).

  • Corey Glover (1964). American rock singer with Living Colour.

  • Glenn Frey (1948). Michigan rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Detroit, MI. With the Eagles (“Take It Easy,” Hotel California) and a solo artist (“The Heat Is On,” “You Belong to the City”). Died 1/18/2016.

  • Guy Clark (1941). Texas country singer/songwriter.

  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860). Polish pianist, composer, and statesman. Died 1941.

  • John Philip Sousa (1854). Composer (“The Stars and Stripes Forever”) and bandleader born in Washington, DC. With the U.S. Marine Band. Died 3/6/1932.

November 7

  • Lorde (1996). Singer/songwriter (“Royals”) born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor in Takapuna, New Zealand.

  • Robin Finck (1971). Rock guitarist born Robert John Finck in Park Ridge, NJ. With Nine Inch Nails (1994-2000) and Guns N’ Roses (1997-2008).

  • Joni Mitchell (1943). Folk singer/songwriter (“Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” 1971’s Blue, 1974 Court and Spark) born Roberta Joan Anderson in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

  • Johnny Rivers (1942). New York pop/rock singer/songwriter (“Secret Agent Man,” “Poor Side of Town”), guitarist, and record producer. Born John Henry Ramistella.

  • Dee Clark (1938). Arkansas singer (Hambone, Nobody But You). Died 1990.

  • Joan Sutherland (1926). Australian operatic soprano. Died 10/11/2010.

  • Al Hirt (1922). New Orleans Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World). Died 1999.

November 8

  • Tech N9NE (1971). American rapper born Aaron Yates.

  • Eric B. (1964). American hip-hop DJ in duo with Rakim. Born Eric Barrier.

  • Leif Garrett (1961). American teen-idol singer (“I Was Made for Dancin’”).

  • Porl Thompson (1957). Goth-rock guitarist born in Surrey, England With The Cure.

  • Rickie Lee Jones (1954). Illinois singer/songwriter (“Chuck E.’s in Love”).

  • Bonnie Raitt (1949). Blues-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (1974 Nick of Time) born in Burbank, CA.

  • Minnie Riperton (1947). Illinois singer (“Loving You”). Died 7/12/1979.

  • Roy Wood (1946). English rock singer and cellist with the Move and Electric Light Orchestra. Born Ulysses Adrian Wood.

  • Bonnie Bramlett (1944). Illinois blues-rock singer with Delaney & Bonnie. Born Bonnie Lynn O’Farrell.

  • Bert Berns (1929). Songwriter (“Twist and Shot,” “Piece of My Heart,” Hang on Sloopy”) and record producer (“Brown Eyed Girl,” “Under the Boardwalk”) born Bertrand Russell Berns in New York City, NY. Died 12/30/1967.

  • Patti Page (1927). Singer (“Tennessee Waltz,” “The Doggie in the Window”) born Clara Ann Fowler in Claremore, OK. Died 1/1/2013.

November 9

  • Delta Goodrem (1984). Australian singer.

  • Sisqó (1978). American rapper with Dru Hill (“In My Bed,” “How Deep Is Your Love”) and then a solo artist (“Thong Song,” “Incomplete”) born Mark Althavean Andrews.

  • Nick Lachey (1973). American pop singer with 98 Degrees. Was married to pop singer Jessica Simpson.

  • Big Punisher (aka “Big Pun”) (1971). American rapper. Died 2000.

  • Scarface (1970). American rapper with the Geto Boys. Born Brad Jordan.

  • Susan Tedeschi (1970). American blues-rock singer and guitarist.

  • Pepa (1969). Rapper in Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It”). Born Sandra Denton.

  • Benny Mardones (1946). American singer/songwriter.

  • Tom Fogerty (1941). Rock guitarist born in Berkeley, CA. With Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” Cosmo’s Factory) from 1968-71. Died 9/6/1990.

  • Mary Travers (1936). Kentucky folk singer/songwriter with Peter, Paul & Mary (“Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Puff the Magic Dragon”). Died 9/16/2009.

  • Dorothy Dandridge (1923). Ohio actress, singer, and dancer (Porgy and Bess).

  • Herb Abramson (1916). Record executive born in Brooklyn, NY. Died 11/9/1999.

November 10

  • Miranda Lambert (1983). American country singer/songwriter.

  • Eve (1978). American rap singer.

  • Warren G (1970). American rapper and hip-hop producer.

  • Mario Cipollina (1954). California rock bassist with Huey Lewis & the News (1983’s Sports).

  • Ann Reinking (1949). Washington dancer and actress (All That Jazz).

  • Glen Buxton (1947). Rock guitarist born in Akron, OH. With Alice Cooper. Died 10/19/1997.

  • Greg Lake (1947). Progressive rock singer and bassist born in Bournemouth, England. With King Crimson (In the Court of the Crimson King) and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Died 12/8/2016.

  • Dave Loggins (1947). American singer/songwriter and musician (“Please Come to Boston”).

  • Donna Fargo (1945). North Carolina country singer/songwriter (“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.”). Born Yvonne Vaughn.

  • Tim Rice (1944). Lyricist (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Lion King) born in Shardeloes, Buckinghamshire, England.

  • Marilyn Bergman (1928). Composer, songwriter, and author born Marilyn Katz in Brooklyn, NY. Died 1/8/2022.

  • Ennio Morricone (1928). Italian composer, conductor, and arranger.

  • Billy May (1916). Pennyslvania composer, arranger, bandleader (Milton Berle Show, and trumpeter. Died 2004.

  • Johnny Marks (1909). American songwriter, especially for some classic Christmas songs (“Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “A Holly, Jolly Christmas”). Died 1985.

  • Jane Froman (1907). Missouri singer and actress.

November 11

  • Jared Followill (1986). Rock musician with Kings of Leon (“Sex on Fire,” “Use Somebody,” 2008’s Only by the Night).

  • LeToya Luckett (Destiny's Child) (1980)

  • Jon B (1974). American R&B singer/songwriter.

  • Marshall Crenshaw (1953). American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

  • Andy Partridge (1953). English alternative-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist with XTC (“Dear God”).

  • Jim Peterik (1950). American musician and songwriter with Survivor (“Eye of the Tiger”).

  • Mutt Lange (1948). Record producer (AC/DC’s Back in Black, Foreigner’s 4, The CarsHeartbeat City, Def Leppard’s Hysteria, Bryan Adams’ Waking Up the Neighbours, Shania Twain’s Come on Over) born Robert John Lange in Mufulira, Northern Rhodesia. Married at one time to country singer Shania Twain.

  • Chris Dreja (1945). Rock rhythm guitarist and bassist born in Surbiton, Surrey, England. With the Yardbirds.

  • LaVern Baker (1929). R&B singer (“Jim Dandy,” “I Cried a Tear”) born Delores Evans in Chicago, IL. Died 3/10/1997.

  • Mose Allison (1927). American jazz pianist and singer.

November 12

  • Omarion (1984). American R&B singer/songwriter and pianist with B2K. Born Omari Ismael Grandberry.

  • Tevin Campbell (1976). American R&B singer/songwriter (“Round and Round”).

  • Scorpio aka Mr. Ness (1960). Rap singer born Eddie Morris in the Bronx, NY. With Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

  • Nick D’Virgilio (1968). American drummer best known as member of prog-rock group Spock’s Beard. Also worked as a session drummer with Genesis, Tears For Fears, and Kevin Gilbert.

  • Kathleen Hanna (1968). American singer/songwriter.

  • Leslie McKeown (1955). Scottish singer with the Bay City Rollers (“Saturday Night”).

  • Buck Dharma (1947). American rock singer and guitarist with Blue Öyster Cult. Born Donald Roeser.

  • Neil Young (1945). Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. With Buffalo Springfield (“Mr. Soul”); Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young (“Ohio,” “Helpless”), and a solo artist (“Heart of Gold,” After the Goldrush, Harvest).

  • Booker T. Jones (1944). R&B keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer born Booker Taliaferro Jones, Jr. in Memphis, TN. With Booker T & the M.G.’s (“Green Onions”).

  • Brian Hyland (1943). American pop singer (“Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”).

  • Terry Johnson (1938). R&B singer born in Baltimore, MD. With The Flamings.

  • Jerome Arnold (1936). Blues-rock bassist born Romeo Maurice Arnold in Chicago, IL. With Howlin’ Wolf and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.

  • Mort Shuman (1936). R&B/pop songwriter (“Surrender,” “Teenager in Love,” “Save the Last Dance for Me”) born in Brooklyn, NY. Died 11/3/1991.

  • Bob Crewe (1930). Singer/songwriter and record producer (The Four Seasons) born in Newark, NJ. Died 9/11/2014.

  • Jo Stafford (1917). Traditional pop singer (“You Belong to Me”) and TV host born in Coalinga, CA. Died 7/16/2008.

  • Bukka White (1909). American blues guitarist and singer. Died 2/26/1977.

  • Bert Williams (1875). Preeminent entertainer and comedian of the Vaudeville era and the best-selling black recording artist (“Nobody”) before 1920. Born Egbert Austin Williams in Nassau, Bahamas. Died 3/4/1922.

November 13

  • Nikolai Fraiture (1978). American rock bassist with the Strokes (2001’s Is This It).

  • John P. Hammond (1942). American blues singer and guitarist.

November 14

  • Travis Barker (1975). American rock drummer with Blink-182.

  • Brendan Benson (1970). American musician with the Raconteurs.

  • Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons (1964). Rapper born in Hollis, NY. With Run-D.M.C. (1984’s Run-D.M.C., 1986’s Raising Hell).

  • Yanni (1954). Greek new age composer and keyboardist.

  • Stephen Bishop (1951). American singer/songwriter (“It Might Be You”).

  • Alec John Such (1951). Rock bassist born in Yonkers, NY. With Bon Jovi (Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name”).

  • James Young (1949). Rock guitarist and singer born in Chicago, IL. With Styx (The Grand Illusion).

  • Buckwheat Zydeco (1947)

  • Cornell Gunter (1936). R&B singer born Cornelius E. Gunter in Coffeyville, KS. With the Platters and The Coasters. Died 2/26/1990.

  • Aaron Copland (1900). Composer (“Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Appalachian Spring”) born in Brooklyn, NY. Died 12/2/1990.

  • Raymond B. Egan (1890). Songwriter (“Till We Meet Again,” “Ain’t We Got Fun”) born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Died 10/13/1952.

November 15

  • Michael “Kidd Funkadelic” Hampton (1956). Funk/rock guitarist born in Cleveland, OH. With Parliament/Funkadelic (“Maggot Brain”).

  • Tony Thompson (1954). Drummer born Anthony Terrence Thompson in New York City, NY. Worked with Chic, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, the Power Station, Led Zeppelin, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, and more. Died 11/12/2003.

  • Alexander O’Neal (1953). American R&B singer (“Fake”).

  • Frank Infante (1951). New wave guitarist born in Jersey City, NJ. With Blondie and New York Dolls.

  • Steve Fossen (1949). Rock bassist born in Seattle, WA. With Heart (“Barracuda,” “Crazy on You”).

  • Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad (1945). Pop singer born in Bjørkåsen, Norway. With Abba (“Dancing Queen”).

  • Little Willie John (1937). R&B singer/songwriter born William Edward John in Cullendale, AR. Died 5/26/1968. Petula Clark (1932). Pop singer (“Downtown,” “A Sign of the Times”) born Sally Owen Clark in Epsom, Surrey, England.

  • Clyde McPhatter (1932). R&B singer born in Durham, NC. With the Drifters and a solo artist. Died 6/13/1972.

  • C.W. McCall (1928). Country singer (“Convoy”).

  • Mantovani (1905). Italian conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist. Born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani. Died 3/30/1980.

November 16

  • Diana Krall (1964)

  • Mani (1962). English rock musician with the Stone Roses (“I Wanna Be Adored,” 1989’s The Stone Roses).

  • Chris Layton (1955). Blues-rock drummer born in Corpus Christi, TX. With Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

  • Norman Gimbel (1927). Lyricist and songwriter (“Killing Me Softly with His Song,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again”) born in Brooklyn, NY. Died 12/19/2018.

  • Jesse Stone (1901). R&B songwriter born in Atchison, KS. Died 4/1/1999.

  • W.C. Handy (1873). Blues composer and musician (“St. Louis Blues,” “Memphis Blues”) born William Christopher Handy in Muscle Shoals, AL. Often known as “The Father of the Blues.” Died 3/28/1958.

November 17

  • Isaac Hanson (1980). Pop singer and musician with brothers in Hanson (“Mmmbop”).

  • Ronny DeVoe (1967). Musician with New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.

  • Jeff Buckley (1966). Alternative-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist (1994’s Grace) born in Anaheim, CA. Son of singer Tim Buckley. Died 5/29/1997.

  • RuPaul (1960)

  • Gene Clark (1944). Folk-rock singer/songwriter born Harold Eugene Clark in Tipton, MO. With the Byrds (“Eight Miles High”). Died 5/24/1991.

  • Bob Gaudio (1942). Singer/songwriter (“Sherry,” “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)”), keyboardist and record producer born in the Bronx, NY. With the Four Seasons.

  • Gordon Lightfoot (1938). Singer/songwriter (“Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind”) born in Orilla, Canada. Died 5/1/2023.

  • Gerry McGee (1937). Rock guitarist born in Eunice, LA. With the Ventures.

November 18

  • Fabolous (1979). Rapper.

  • Duncan Sheik (1969). Rock singer (“Barely Breathing”).

  • Kirk Hammett (1962). Rock guitarist born in San Francisco, CA. With Metallica (“Enter Sandman,” Master of Puppets, Metallica).

  • Kim Wilde (1960). English pop-rock singer (“Kids in America,” “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”). Born Kim Smith.

  • John Parr (1954)

  • Graham Parker (1950). English singer.

  • Mike Carabello (1947). Rock percussionist born in San Francisco, CA. With Santana.

  • Pervis Staples (1935). Gospel singer born in Drew, MS. With the Staple Singers. Died 5/6/2021.

  • Hank Ballard (1927). R&B singer/songwriter born John Henry Kendricks in Detroit, MI. With the Midnighters (“Work with Me Annie”). Died 3/2/2003.

  • Johnny Mercer (1909). Pop singer (“Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive,” “On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe,” “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah”) and songwriter (“Blues in the Night,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Dream,” “Laura,” “Moon River”) born in Savannah, GA. Died 6/25/1976.

  • Eugene Ormandy (1899). Classical violinist and conductor for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Born in Budapest, Hungary. Died 3/12/1985.

November 19

  • Tony Rich (1971). American R&B singer (“Nobody Knows”).

  • Matt Sorum (1960). Rock drummer born in Mission Viejo, CA. With Guns N’ Roses (“November Rain”).

  • Warren “Pete” Moore (1938). R&B singer/songwriter born Warren Thomas Moore in Detroit, MI. With The Miracles. Died 11/19/2017.

  • Blue Barron (1913). Ohio big band leader born Harry Friedman. Died 7/16/2005.

  • Tommy Dorsey (1905). Trombonist and bandleader (“The Music Goes ‘Round and ‘Round,” “Marie,” “All the Things You Are,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “There Are Such Things”) born Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. in Shenandoah, PA. Brother of Jimmy Dorsey. Died 11/26/1956.

  • Bud Green (1897). Musical theater and vaudevillian lyricist (“Alabamy Bound,” “That’s My Weakness Now”) born Moses David Green in Astro-Hungarian Empire. Died 1/2/1981.

November 20

  • Dierks Bentley (1975). Country singer born Frederick Dierks Bentley in Phoenix, AZ.

  • Kevin Gilbert (1966). Neo-prog rock singer/songwriter/musician born in Sacramento, CA. Best-known for work with Toy Matinee (“Last Plane Out”) and as one of the members of the Tuesday Night Music Club, who created Sheryl Crow’s debut album of the same name. Died 5/17/1996.

  • Mike D (1965). Rapper and drummer born Michael Diamond in New York City, NY. With Beastie Boys.

  • George Grantham (1947). American drummer with Poco.

  • Joe Walsh (1947). Rock singer and guitarist born in Wichita, KS. With the James Gang (“Walk Away,” “Funk #49”), Eagles (Hotel California), and a solo artist (“Rocky Mountain Way,” “Life’s Been Good”).

  • Duane Allman (1946). Blues-rock guitarist born in Nashville, TN. With the Allman Brothers Band (“Whipping Post,” 1971’s At Fillmore East, 1972’s Eat a Peach) and Derek & the Dominos (“Layla”). Died 10/29/1971.

  • Norman Greenbaum (1942). American singer (“Spirit in the Sky”).

  • Meredith Monk (1942). Avant-garde composer, performer, director, singer, filmmaker, and choreographer born in New York City, NY.

November 21

  • Alex James (1968). English bassist with Blur (1994’s Parklife).

  • Björk (1965). Alternative-rock singer/songwriter (1993’s Debut, 1995’s Post) born Björk Guðmundsdóttir in Reykjavik, Iceland.

  • Steven Curtis Chapman (1962)

  • David Porter (1941). American R&B songwriter.

  • Dr. John (1940). Blues singer and pianist born Macolm John Rebennack, Jr. in New Orleans, LA. Died 6/6/2019.

  • James DePreist (1936). Conductor born in Philadlephia, PA. Died 2/8/2013.

  • Jean Shepard (1933). Oklahoma country singer/songwriter.

  • Buck Ram (1907). American manager and producer of the Platters. Born Samuel Ram. Died 1/1/1991.

  • Coleman Hawkins (1904). Jazz bandleader and tenor saxophonist born in Saint Joseph, MO. Died 5/19/1969.

November 22

  • Rasa Don (1968). American drummer with Arrested Development (“Tennessee,” “Mr. Wendal”). Born Donald Jones.

  • Steve “Little Steven” Van Zandt (1950). Rock guitarist born in Winthrop, MA. With Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band (Born to Run, Born in the U.S.A.) and a solo artist.

  • Tina Weymouth (1950). New wave bassist born Martina Michele Weymouth in Coronado, CA. With Talking Heads (1980’s Remain in Light).

  • Benjamin Britten (1913). English composer. Died 12/4/1976.

  • Hoagy Carmichael (1899). Songwriter (“Star Dust,” “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Nearness of You,” “Heart and Soul”) born Hoagland Howard Carmichael in Bloomington, IN. Died 12/27/1981.

November 23

  • Miley Cyrus (1992). Pop singer (“The Climb,” “Party in the U.S.A.,” “Wrecking Ball”) and actress on TV’s Hannah Montana. Born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, TN.

  • Chris Adler (1968). Thrash metal drummer (Lamb of God, 1994-2019) born in Washington, D.C.

  • Bruce Hornsby (1954). American singer/songwriter and keyboardist (“The Way It Is”).

  • Jerry Bock (1928). Musical theater composer (Fiddler on the Roof) born in New Haven, CT. Died 11/3/2010.

  • Johnny Mandel (1925). Composer of theme for TV’s M*A*S*H.

  • Ruth Etting (1897). Singer (“Love Me or Leave Me”) born in David City, NE. Died 9/24/1978.

November 24

  • John Squire (1962). Rock musician with the Stone Roses (“I Wanna Be Adored,” 1989’s The Stone Roses).

  • Terry Lewis (1956). R&B songwriter and producer born in Omaha, NE. In the group The Time. Collaborated with Jimmy Jam.

  • Clem Burke (1954). New wave drummer born Clement Anthony Bozewski in Bayonne, NJ. With Blondie (“Heart of Glass,” “Call Me”).

  • Bob Burns (1950). Rock drummer born Robert Lewis Burns Jr. in Gainesville, FL. With Lynyrd Skynyrd. Died 4/3/2015.

  • Bev Bevan (1944). Rock drummer born Beverly Bevan in Birmingham, England. With the Move, Electric Light Orchestra, and Black Sabbath.

  • Pete Best (1941). Indian-born English original drummer with the Beatles. Born Randolph Peter Best.

  • Donald “Duck” Dunn (1941). R&B bassist born in Memphis, TN. With Booker T. & the MG’s. Died 5/13/2012.

  • Teddy Wilson (1912). Jazz pianist and bandleader born in Austin, TX. Died 7/31/1986.

  • Scott Joplin (1868). Jazz composer and pianist (“The Entertainer,” “Maple Leaf Rag”) born in Texarkana, AR or Linden, TX. Often called “The King of Ragtime.” Died 4/1/1917.

November 25

  • Rodney Sheppard (Sugar Ray) (1967)

  • Stacy Lattisaw (1966)

  • Amy Grant (1960). Christian singer/songwriter who crossed over to pop (“Baby Baby”). Born in Augusta, GA.

  • Steve Rothery (1959). Progressive rock guitarist born in Brampton Bierlow, UK. With Marillion (1985’s Misplaced Childhood).

  • Percy Sledge (1940). R&B singer (“When a Man Loves a Woman”) born Leighton, AL.

  • Virgil Thomson (1896). Composer and music critic born in Kansas City, MO. Died 9/30/1989.

  • Franz Gruber (1787). Austrian church organist; wrote melody for “Silent Night.” Died 1863.

November 26

  • Natasha Bedingfield (1981). English pop singer (“Unwritten”).

  • John McVie (1945). Rock bassist born in Ealing, London, England. With Fleetwood Mac (Rumours).

  • Tina Turner (1939). R&B singer born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, TN. First gained attention in duo with husband Ike (“Proud Mary,” “River Deep – Mountain High”) and later as a solo artist (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”).

  • Robert Goulet (1933). American singer and Broadway star (Camelot). Died 10/30/2007.

  • Nesuhi Ertegun (1917). Record executive (Atlantic Records, WEA International) born in Istanbul, Turkey. Died 7/15/1989.

November 27

  • Jimi Hendrix (1942). Rock guitarist and singer/songwriter (Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland) born Johnny Allen Hendrix (renamed James Marshall Hendrix) in Seattle, WA. Died 9/18/1970.

  • Eddie Rabbitt (1941). Country singer/songwriter (“I Love a Rainy Night”) born Edward Thomas Rabbitt in Brooklyn, NY. Died 5/7/1998.

  • Al Jackson, Jr. (1935). R&B drummer born in Memphis, TN. With Booker T. & the MGs and session drummer for Stax Records. Died 10/11/1975.

November 28

  • Trey Songz (1984). R&B singer.

  • Apl.de.Ap (Black Eyed Peas) (1974)

  • Dawn Robinson (En Vogue) (1968)

  • Matt Cameron (1962). Rock drummer born in San Diego, CA. With Soundgarden (1994’s Superunknown), Temple of the Dog, and Pearl Jam.

  • Paul Shaffer (1949). Canadian bandleader on Late Show with David Letterman.

  • Beeb Birtles (Little River Band) (1948)

  • Reese Wynans (1947). Blues-rock keyboardist born in Sarasota, FL. With Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

  • Randy Newman (1943). Singer/songwriter born in Los Angeles, CA. Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter (“Short People,” 1972’s Sail Away) and pianist born in Los Angeles, CA. Has written numerous film scores and won Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar awards.

  • Berry Gordy, Jr. (1929). R&B record producer and founder of Motown born in Detroit, MI.

  • Johnny Tanner (1926). R&B singer born in Forsyth County, NC. With The Five Royales. Died 11/8/2005.

  • Harry Carroll (1892). Songwriter (“I’m Always Chasing Rainbows,” “By the Beautiful Sea”), pianist, and composer born in Atlantic City, NJ. Director of ASCAP from 1914 to 1917. Died 12/26/1962.

November 29

  • Jonathan Knight (1968) American pop singer with New Kids On The Block.

  • Michael Dempsey (1958). Goth-rock bassist born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia. With The Cure.

  • Barry Goudreau (1951). American rock guitarist with Boston (“More Than a Feeling,” 1976’s Boston, 1978’s Don’t Look Back).

  • Felix Cavaliere (1942). Rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist born in Village of Pellham, NY. With Joey Dee & the Starliters (“Peppermint Twist”) and the Rascals (“Groovin’”).

  • Chuck Mangione (1940). American Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter (“Feels So Good”).

  • Denny Doherty (1940). Folk-rock singer born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. With the Mamas & the Papas (“California Dreamin’,” “Monday Monday”). Died 1/19/2007.

  • John Mayall (1933). Blues-rock guitarist born in Macclesfield, Manchester, England. Known as “The Father of British Blues.”

  • Merle Travis (1917). American country singer/songwriter and musician (“Sixteen Tons,” “Dark as a Dungeon”). Died 10/20/1983.

  • Billy Strayhorn (1915). American composer (“Take the ‘A’ Train”), pianist, and arranger with Duke Ellington. Died 5/31/1967.

November 30

  • Clay Aiken (1978). Singer (“This Is the Night”) born Clayton Holmes Grissom on in Raleigh, NC. Finalist on second season of American Idol (2003).

  • Mindy McCready (1975)

  • Des'ree (1968)

  • Stacey Q (1958)

  • Billy Idol (1955). Rock singer (“Mony Mony,” “White Wedding”) born William Michael Albert Broad in Middlesex, England.

  • Shuggie Otis (1953). Blues guitarist.

  • June Pointer (1953). American R&B singer with the Pointer Sisters (“Fire,” “He’s So Shy,” “Slow Hand,” “I’m So Excited”). Died 4/11/2006.

  • David Sancious (1953). Rock keyboardist born in Asbury Park, NJ. With Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

  • Roger Glover (1945). Rock bassist born in Brecon, Wales. With Deep Purple (Machine Head), Whitesnake, and Rainbow.

  • Paul Stookey (1937). American folk-rock singer and guitarist with Peter, Paul & Mary (“Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Puff the Magic Dragon”).

  • Dick Clark (1929). Radio and television personality (American Bandstand) born Richard Wagstaff Clark in Mount Vernon, NY. Died 4/18/2012.

  • Robert Nighthawk (1909). Arkansas blues guitarist. Died 11/5/1967.

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