November Musical Birthdays!


The Pacific Northwest makes a comeback in November with 4 luminaries, compared to last month’s sole entry. One from Bothell (November 2), one based in Olympia & a friend of Off The Wall (November 17), one from Ellensburg (November 25) & a huge (huge, I tell you!) one from Seattle (November 27).

Jazz seems to permeate the list on almost every day. And who knew the remaining 3 members of Booker T. & The MG’s were all born in November (guitarist Steve Cropper is the odd man out)

November 1: Jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson (1926), Country Music Hall Of Fame/Grand Ole Opry singer/songwriter Bill Anderson (1937), Rock composer Jim Steinman (1947), Pop musician/producer David Foster (1949), 4-time Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett (1957), Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis (1962), Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen (1963)

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Chris Walla

November 2: Jazz trumpeter/bandleader Bunny Berigan (1908-1942), Music producer/engineer Rudy Van Gelder (1924-2016), Jazz saxophonist Phil Woods (1931-2015), Rock keyboardist Keith Emerson (1944-2016), British singer Maxine Nightingale (1952), Canadian singer/songwriter k.d. lang (1961), Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling (1967), Rapper/entrepreneur Nelly (1974), Death Cab For Cutie founder/multi-instrumentalist, Bothell’s Chris Walla (1975)

 

November 3: Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), 5-time Academy Award-winning composer John Barry (1933-2011), Scottish folk singer/songwriter Bert Jansch (1943-2011), Singer/songwriter J.D. Souther (1945), Scottish entertainer Lulu (1948), British rock singer Adam Ant (1954), DJ/producer Robert Miles (1969), Jazz singer Jane Monheit (1977)

 

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P. Diddy

November 4: Blues singer/musician Delbert McClinton (1940), Jazz pianist Jeff Lorber (1952), Squeeze founder Chris Difford (1954), Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess (1956), Jazz flutist Najee (1957), Rapper/entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs (1969), At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala (1974)

 

 

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Art Garfunkel

November 5: Singing cowboy/Country Music Hall Of Fame member Roy Rogers (1911-1998), Singer/actor Art Garfunkel (1941), Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons (1946-1973), Herman’s Hermits frontman Peter Noone (1947), A Flock Of Seagulls frontman Mike Score (1957), Canadian rock musician Bryan Adams (1959), Fishbone frontman Angelo Moore (1965), Rock musician Ryan Adams (1974) [Bryan & Ryan, not related]

November 6: Musical inventor Adolphe Sax (1814-1894), Composer/bandleader John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey (1948-2016), Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (1949), Blues singer/guitarist Rory Block (1949), Living Colour frontman Corey Glover (1964), Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin (1964)

November 7: New Orleans jazz trumpeter Al Hirt (1922-1999), Rock singer Johnny Rivers (1942), Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell (1943), DJ/music producer David Guetta (1967), New Zealander singer Lorde (1996)

November 8: Jazz vocalist Chris Connor (1927-2009), Singer Patti Page (1927-2013), Rock singer Bonnie Bramlett (1944), Soul singer Minnie Riperton (1947-1979), Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt (1949), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Rapper Tech N9ne (1971)

November 9: Entertainer Dorothy Dandridge (1922-1965), Pretty Things frontman Phil May (1944), Rapper/producer Scarface (1970), Blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi (1970), Rapper Big Pun (1971-2000), Sleater-Kinney founder/guitarist Corin Tucker (1972), Dru Hill founder/singer Sisqo (1978)

November 10: French composer Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Singer Jane Froman (1907-1980), Bandleader/arranger Billy May (1916-2004), Italian composer Ennio Morricone (1928), Canadian jazz pianist Paul Bley (1932-2016), Jazz flutist Hubert Laws (1939), Composer Tim Rice (1944), Country singer Donna Fargo (1945), Rock singer/bassist Greg Lake (1947), Rapper/producer Warren G (1970), Rapper/actress Eve (1978), DJ/music producer Diplo (1978), Country singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert (1983)

November 11: Jazz singer/songwriter/pianist Mose Allison (1927), Soul singer/rock pioneer LaVern Baker (1929-1997), Guitarist Hank Garland (1930-2004), Singer/songwriter Marshall Crenshaw (1953), XTC frontman Andy Partridge (1953), Jazz musician/”Late Show With Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste (1986)

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Neil Young

November 12: Russian composer Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), Singer Jo Stafford (1917-2008), Singer/teen idol Brian Hyland (1943), Soul keyboardist Booker T. Jones (1944), Canadian rock musician/”Godfather Of Grunge” Neil Young (1945), Blue Oyster Cult founder/guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (1947), Bikini Kill/Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna (1968), R&B singer Tevin Campbell (1976)

November 13: Jazz pianist/bandleader Bennie Moten (1894-1935), Jazz pianist Hampton Hawes (1928-1977), Jazz drummer Idris Muhammad (1939-2014), Blues singer/guitarist John P. Hammond (1942), Soul singer/songwriter Timmy Thomas (1944), British rock singer Terry Reid (1949)

November 14: Composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis (1934), Electronic music composer Wendy Carlos [formerly Walter] (1939), Singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop (1951), New Age composer Yanni (1954), Run-DMC’s Joseph “Run” Simmons (1964), Veruca Salt founder/guitarist Nina Gordon (1967), Rock musician/producer Butch Walker (1969), blink-182 drummer Travis Barker (1975)

November 15: British conductor/”easy listening” pioneer Mantovani (1905-1980), British entertainer Petula Clark (1932), Drifters founder/rock pioneer Clyde McPhatter (1932-1972), Soul singer Little Willie John (1937-1968), Classical pianist/conductor Daniel Barenboim (1942), ABBA founder/singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), R&B singer Alexander O’Neal (1953), Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger (1974), Rapper B.o.B. (1988)

November 16: “Father Of The Blues” W.C. Handy (1873-1958), German composer/educator Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), Jazz banjoist/guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon (1905-1973), Soul singer Garnet Mimms (1933), Canadian jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall (1964), Infectious Grooves/Velvet Revolver guitarist Dave Kushner (1966)

November 17: Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot (1938), Four Seasons founder/singer Bob Gaudio (1942), Byrds founder/singer Gene Clark (1944-1991), Eclectic rock musician Jeff Buckley [son of Tim] (1966-1997), Blues singer/ guitarist Tab Benoit (1967), Olympia-based singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson (1972), R&B singer Kat DeLuna (1987)

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Kimya Dawson – Happy Birthday from Off the Wall! You Rock!

November 18: Polish pianist/composer/politician Ignacy Paderewski (1860-1941), Composer Johnny Mercer (1909-1976), Midnighters frontman Hank Ballard (1927-2003), Singer/actress Andrea Marcovicci (1948), British rock singers Graham Parker (1950) & John Parr (1954), Film composer Carter Burwell (1955), British singer Kim Wilde (1960), Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett (1962), Singer/composer Duncan Sheik (1969), Rapper Fabolous (1977), Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue (1980)

November 19: Trombonist/bandleader Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956), Israeli singer Ofra Haza (1957-1998), The Cult/Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum (1960), Spiritualized frontman Jason Pierce (1965), Country singer Billy Currington (1973)

November 20: Jazz vocalist June Christy (1925-1990), Singer/actress Kaye Ballard (1925), Singer/songwriter Norman Greenbaum (1942), Rock guitarists Duane Allman (1946-1971) and Joe Walsh (1947), New Age pianist/composer Jim Brickman (1961), Beastie Boy Michael “Mike D” Diamond (1965), Jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer (1970), A Tribe Called Quest founder Phife Dawg (1970-2016), Country singer/songwriters Dierks Bentley (1975) and Josh Turner (1977)

November 21: Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969), Country Music Hall Of Fame /Grand Ole Opry singer Jean Shepard (1933-2016), New Orleans jazz singer/pianist Dr. John (1940), War founder/singer Lonnie Jordan (1948), Jazz/fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon (1948), Singer/songwriter Livingston Taylor [brother of James] (1950), 5-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Steven Curtis Chapman (1962), Icelandic singer Bjork (1965), Jazz singer/pianist Tony DeSare (1975), Singer Carly Rae Jepsen (1985)

November 22: Composer/entertainer Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981), British composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Youngbloods founder Jesse Colin Young (1941), E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt (1950), Talking Heads bassist Tina Weymouth (1950), British classical pianist Stephen Hough (1961), Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O (1978)

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Miley Cyrus

November 23: Spanish composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Entertainer Harpo Marx (1888-1964), Jazz singer/entertainer Ruth Etting (1897-1978), Academy Award/Grammy Award-winning composer Johnny Mandel (1925), Jamaican singer Marcia Griffiths (1949), Grammy-winning singer/pianist Bruce Hornsby (1954), The Kills/Dead Weather frontwoman Alison Mosshart (1978), Entertainer/“High School Musical” star Lucas Grabeel (1984), Singer/“Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus (1992)

 

 

 

November 24: Ragtime pioneer Scott Joplin (1867-1917), Jazz pianist/bandleader Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), Former Beatles drummer Pete Best (1941), Booker T. & The MG’s bassist Donald “Duck” Dunn (1941-2012), Studio keyboardist Richard Tee (1943-1993), Singer Lee Michaels (1945), British singer Russell Watson (1966)

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Mark Lanegan

November 25: Composer Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), Jazz saxophonist Paul Desmond (writer of “Take Five”) (1924-1977), Jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley [brother of Julian “Cannonball”] (1931-2000), Soul singer/Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member Percy Sledge (1940-2015), Singer/songwriter Bob Lind (1944), R&B singer Jocelyn Brown (1950), 6-time Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Amy Grant (1960), Canadian jazz singer/songwriter Holly Cole (1963), Screaming Trees frontman, Ellensburg’s Mark Lanegan (1964), Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong (1966), R&B singer/teen idol Stacy Lattisaw (1966), Rapper/producer Erick Sermon (1968)

November 26: Classical pianist Earl Wild (1915-2010), Tony Award/Grammy Award-winning entertainer Robert Goulet (1933-2007), Singing icon Tina Turner (1939), Fleetwood Mac founder/bassist John McVie (1945), Country singer Linda Davis [mother of Hillary Scott] (1962), Music producer/executive DJ Khaled (1975), Country singer Joe Nichols (1976), British singer Natasha Bedingfield (1981), Singer/actress Rita Ora (1989)

November 27: Booker T. & The MG’s drummer Al Jackson, Jr. (1934-1975), Country singer/songwriter Eddie Rabbitt (1941-1998), Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker (1945), Jazz pianist Lyle Mays (1953), Rock singer/Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy (1969), Rapper Twista (1973)

November 28:  Music executive/Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr. (1929), Jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri (1934-2016), 2-time Academy Award-winning singer/composer Randy Newman (1943), Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron (1962), Rapper/entrepreneur Chamillionaire (1979), Neon Trees frontman Tyler Glenn (1983), R&B singer Trey Songz (1984)

November 29: Jazz composer/arranger Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), British blues singer John Mayall (1933), The Mamas & The Papas founder/singer Denny Doherty (1940-2007), Jazz flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione (1940), Rascals frontman Felix Cavaliere (1942), Rapper The Game (1979)

November 30: French composer/pianist Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888), Blues singer/guitarist Brownie McGhee (1915-1996), Singer/actor Mandy Patinkin (1952), Soul singer/musician Shuggie Otis [son of Johnny] (1953), British rock singer Billy Idol (1955), Singer Stacey Q (1958), Runaways frontwoman Cherie Currie (1959), British R&B singer Des’ree (1968), DJ/music producer Steve Aoki (1977)

 

Your birthday isn’t in November?  Check out the other musical birthday months that we’ve put together!  You might find someone in common 🙂

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