This Day In Music: November 15
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November 15, 2021 ~ Pinoy folk, pinoy rock singer, guitarist, songwriter Heber Bartolome, full name Heber Gonzalez Bartolome, passed away ~ Besides guitar also plays the jaw harp kubing and bandurria, a stringed instrument similar to the mandolin. Known for merging rock and blues with elements of Philippine folk and religious melodies. Best known for songs such as Pasahero, Almusal, Inutil Na Gising, Karaniwang Tao and probably his best known Tayo'y Mga Pinoy and Nena with his band Banyuhay ~ Bartolome was born in 1948
 
November 15, 2020 ~ Saxophonist, violinist, pianist, composer Iván Vándor passed away ~ Member of the Roman New Orleans Jazz Band. Also worked with avant-garde groups Musica Elettronica Viva and the Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Di Nuova Consonanza. Scored a number of soundtracks, notably Diary Of A Schizophrenic Girl and The Passenger ~ Vándor was born in 1932
 
November 15, 2018 ~ Guitarist Roy Clark, full name Roy Linwood Clark, passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA ~ Inlfuential figure in country music, best known as host of the variety TV show Hee Haw which ran from 1969 through 1997. Also a singer, guitarist, banjoist with over two dozen albums to his name, starting in the early 1960s. Best known for songs such as Tips Of My Fingers, Yesterday When I Was Young, Thank God And Greyhound and Somewhere Between Love And Tomorrow ~ Clark was born in 1933
 
November 15, 2017 ~ Gustave Elijah, commonly known as rapper, songwriter Lil' Peep, passed away in Tucson, Arizona, USA ~ Helped pioneer emo revival of rap and rock. Member of GothBoiClique. Known for songs such as Benz Truck, Awful Things featuring Lil' Tracy, and perhaps his best known the posthumously released Falling Down featuring XXXTentacion, the latter reaching the Billboard top 20 in 2018 ~ Ahr was born in 1996
November 15, 2017 ~ Film composer Luis Bacalov, full name Luis Enriquez Bacalov passed away in Rome, Italy ~ Best known as film composer for Spaghetti westerns. Won a Academy Award for Best Original Score for Il Postino in 1996 ~ Bacalov was born in 1933
 
November 15, 2016 ~ Cellist Jules Eskin, full name Jules Louis Eskin, passed away in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA ~ Best known as principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Praised for his performances of works by Johannes Brahms, Gabriel Fauré and Ludwig van Beethoven. Also worked with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Players, and the Burton Quintet Five ~ Eskin was born in 1931
November 15, 2016 ~ Arranger, producer, conductor, singer Milt Okun passed away in Beverly Hills, California, USA ~ Founded Cherry Lane Music Publishing Inc ~ Okun was born in 1923
November 15, 2016 ~ Jazz, blues pianist, singer, songwriter Mose Allison passed away in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA ~ Influenced Jimi Hendrix, JJ Cale, the Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, Pete Townshend, Georgie Fame, John Evans. Covered by the Who (Young Man BLues), John Mayall (Parchman Farm), Leon Russell (I'm Smashed), Bonnie Raitt (Everybody's Cryin' Mercy), the Clash (Look Here), Herman Brood (Going To The City). Worked with Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Van Morrison, Ben Sidran, Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Addison Farmer, Frank Isola, Henry Grimes, Paul Motian, Bill Crow, Osie Johnson, Jimmy Knepper, Pepper Adams, Bob Cranshaw, Jerome Richardson, Joe Farrell, Phil Upchurch, Eric Gale, Jack Bruce, Billy Cobham, Steve Masakowski, Randy Brecker, Alec Dankworth, Pee Wee Ellis, Russell Malone, Jay Bellerose, Roy Babbington, and others ~ Allison was born in 1927
 
November 15, 2015 ~ Philip Gary Schlein, commonly known as pop, rock singer, songwriter PF Sloan, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ In-demand session musician and member of the Wrecking Crew. Honored in songwriter Jimmy Webb's song titled PF Sloan. Enjoyed his greatest succes as a songwriter writing or co-writing hits, mostly with Steve Barri, for Round Robin, Barry McGuire (Eve Of Destruction), the Searchers, Jan & Dean, Herman's Hermits (Must To Avoid), Johnny Rivers (Secret Agent Man), the Grass Roots (Things I Should Have Said), the Turtles, the Mamas & the Papas, Ann-Margret, Shelley Fabares, Terry Black, the 5th Dimension, and others ~ Sloan was born in 1945
 
November 15, 2012 ~ Trombonist, conductor, composer Frode Thingnæs passed away in Oslo, Norway ~ Classical, jazz, pop conductor, composer. Composed the music for Norway's 1974 and 1976 Eurovision Songfestival entries, respectively Hvor Er Du and Mata Hari. Worked with Egil Kapstad, Terje Rypdal, Laila Dalseth, Espen Rud, Bjørn Alterhaug, Per Husby, Popol Ace, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Anne-Karine Strøm, Kampen Janitsjarorkester, Wenche Myhre, Lill Lindfors, Svante Thuresson, Einar Schanke, Alfred Naess, Yngvar Numme, the Bodega Band, and others ~ Thingnaes was born in 1940
November 15, 2012 ~ Jazz clarinetist, bandleader Maxim Saury passed away in Boulogne-Billancourt, France ~ Worked with Christian Azzi, Claude Bolling, Jean-Claude Naud, BArney Brigard, Emmett Berry, and others ~ Saury was born in 1928
 
November 15, 2011 ~ Mark Klingman, commonly known as producer, pianist, songwriter Moogy Klingman passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Joined Jimmy James & the Blue Flames at age 16, which also included Jimi Hendrix and Randy California. Founding member of Utopia, best known for also including Todd Rundgren. Played on ten Rundgren solo albums. Member of Glitterhouse. Longtime collaborator of Bette Midler, starting with producing the 1976 Midler/ Bob Dylan duet Buckets Of Rain and staying on as musical director, replacing Barry Manilow. Released a number of solo albums with its songs covered by Johnny Winter, Carly Simon, James Cotton, Thelma Houston, Eric Clapton, Barry Manilow and Guns 'n Roses. Has also worked with Lou Reed, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jeff Beck, Keith Emerson, Mitch Mitchell, Harvey Mandel, Linda Ronstadt, and others ~ Klingman was born in 1950
 
November 15, 2010 ~ Composer, conductor, TV personality Roberto Pregadio passed away in Rome, Italy ~ Perhaps best known for composing the score to the 1969 spaghetti western The Forgotten Pistolero, noted for its whistling. Composed numerous other soundtracks, starting in the mid 1960s. Previously a pianist with the the RAI Light Music Orchestra, appearing on many RAI radio and TV shows ~ Pregadio was born in 1928
 
November 15, 2005 ~ Percussionist Roy Brooks passed away in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Dropped out of college to tour with Yusef Lateef. Also worked with Barry Harris, Beans Bowles, Horace Silver (including on the landmark 1965 album Song For My Father), Sonny Stitt, Lee Morgan, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell, Charles McPherson, Pharoah Sanders, Wes Montgomery, Dollar Brand, Jackie McLean, James Moody, Charles Mingus, Milt Jackson, Cecil McBee, Woody Shaw, the Artistic Truth, Kenny Cox, Harold McKinney, Wendell Harrison, Red Garland, M'Boom, Max Roach, Sonny Red, Hilton Ruiz, Abdullah Ibrahim, Buddy Tate, John Wright, and others ~ Brooks was born in 1938
 
November 15, 1997 ~ Saul Kaplan, commonly known as composer, musical director Saul Chaplin, passed away in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known for collaborating on the scores and orchestrations of An American In Paris (1951), Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954) and West Side Story (1961), all of which earned Chaplin an Oscar ~ Kaplan was born in 1912
 
November 15, 1993 ~ Christopher Lee Rios Jr, commonly known as rapper Chris Rivers, born in the Bronx, New York, USA ~ Son of late rapper Big Pun. Has worked with 3 Down, the Wu-Tang Clan, the LOX, Termanology, Vinnie Paz, Chino L, Joell Ortiz, Canibus, Cormega, and others
 
November 15, 1992 ~ Nunzio Mondello, commonly known as alto saxophonist Toots Mondello passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Played with Mal Hallett, Irving Aaronson, Joe Haymes, Buddy Rogers, Ray Noble, Phil Harris, Benny Goodman, Chick Bullock, Bunny Berigan, Miff Mole, Claude Thornhill, Larry Clinton, Teddy Wilson, Louis Armstrong, and Lionel Hampton ~ Mondello was born in 1911
 
November 15, 1991 ~ Singer, producer, songwriter Jacques Morali passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Along with Henri Belolo co-founder of and thriving force behind disco acts Ritchie Family (Brazil, The Best Disco In Town, Life Is Music) and the Village People (YMCA, Macho Man, In The Navy). Has also recorded as a solo artist and wrote or co-wrote for a wide array of artists including Patrick Juvet, Régine, Dalida, Eric Russell, Cher, Patricia Norton, Julius Brown, Starlight, Diva, Dennis Parker, David London, Wayne Scott, Lova Moor, Pia Zadora, Break Machine, and others ~ Morali was born in 1947
 
November 15, 1989 ~ Michael Ray Stevenson, commonly known as singer, pop-rapper Tyga, born in Compton, California, USA ~ Rose to fame with his 2011 major label debut album Careless World (Rise Of The Last King), which spawned the hits Rack City, Faded featuring Lil' Wayne, Far Away featuring Chris Richardson, Still Got It featuring Drake and Make It Nasty. Has recorded steadily since, to middling success, his best known releases being Ayo featuring Chris Brown in 2015 and Taste featuring Offset in 2018
 
November 15, 1988 ~ Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, commonly known as rapper, producer, songwriter, conspiracy theorist BoB, born in Decatur, Georgia, USA ~ Rose to fame with his 2009 debut single Nothing On You featuring Bruno Mars and has recorded steadily to commercial succes since. In-demand producer, songwriter, collaborator. Has worked with Haylee Williams, Rivers Cuomo, Lil' Wayne, André 3000, Taylor Swift, TI, Nicki Minaj, Juicy J, 2 Chainz, Future, Trey Songz, Ty Dolla $ign, Jessie J, Kendrick Lamar, E-40, and others
 
November 15, 1987 ~ Guitarist Jinjoo Lee born in Incheon, South Korea ~ Best known as guitarist for DNCE. She has also worked with JoJo, the Jonas Brothers, Charli XCX, Jordin Sparks, and with Cee Lo Green's all-female backing band Scarlet Fever
 
November 15, 1986 ~ Pianist, composer Alexandre Tansman born in Lödz, Poland ~ Virtuoso pianist. As a composer one of the earliest representative of neoclassicism and acclaimed for his original approach to harmony and form ~ Tansman was born in 1897
 
November 15, 1985 ~ Jeffrey Lynn Steininger Jr, commonly known as singer Jeffree Star, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Once described by Akon as “the next Lady Gaga” but abruptly left the music business in 2013 having released just one album, namely 2009's Beauty Killer
November 15, 1985 ~ Pop singer, guitarist, pianist Nick Fradiani, full name Nicholas James Fradiani IV, born in Guilford, Connecticut, USA ~ As a solo singer won the 14th season of American Idol in 2015. Had previously gotten some regional attention with his band Beach Avenue
 
November 15, 1983 ~ Rock, progressive rock, experimental jazz keyboardist, singer John Grimaldi passed away ~ Focused on jazz, jazz-infused rock for most of his career yet has also worked other genres. Has played with acts such as Motiffe, Flux, Argent (Circus, Counterpoints), Cheap Flights, Adrian Stamford, the Casual Athletes, and others ~ Grimaldi was born in 1955
 
November 15, 1978 ~ Singer, actress Samantha Shelton, full name Samantha Sky Shelton, born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known as an actress for TV and film. Member of jazz cabaret group If All The Stars Were Pretty Babies from 2001 through 2005 alongside singer, actress Zooey Deschanel. Shelton has also released a number of EP's as a solo singer
 
November 15, 1977 ~ Songwriter Albert E Brumley, full name Albert Edward Brumley, passed away in Powell, Missouri, USA ~ Pivotal to gospel music, especially southern gospel. Wrote over 800 songs including Brown's Ferry Four's If We Never Meet Again, Jimmie Davis' I Cannot Find The Way Home, Mac Wiseman's Dreaming Of A Little Cabin, and Reverend JM Gates' I'll Fly Away ~ Brumley was born in 1905
November 15, 1977 ~ Singer, keyboardist, guitarist, accordionistm drummer, songwriter Logan Whitehurst, full name Logan Anthony Whitehurst, born in Los Banos, California, USA ~ Drummer of Little Tin Frog from 1995 to 2000. Best known as key member of indie rock band the Velvet Teen, co-founded with frog bandmate guitarist Judah Nagler ~ Whitehurst passed away in 2006
 
November 15, 1976 ~ Heavy metal guitarist Christian Andreu, full name Christian Roger Andreu, born ~ Influenced by classical music, hard rock and metal artists including Metallica, Morbid Angel and Slayer, folk rockers Les Têtes Raides and alternative rock singer Björk. Best known as lead guitarist of metal band Gojira. Guested on Familha Artus' album Orb released in 2007
 
November 15, 1974 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Chad Kroeger, full name Chad Robert Kroeger born in Hanna, Canada ~ Lead singer, guitarist, co-founding member of Nickelback, known for Billboard top 10 hits such as How You Remind Me, Someday, Photograph and Far Away. Also worked with Suits XL, Default, Theory Of A Madman, Carlos Santana (Why Don't You & I), Bo Bice, Daughtry, and others
November 15, 1974 ~ Jazz bassist Reuben Rogers born in St Thomas, Virgin Islands ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Marcus Roberts, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Jackie McLean, Charles Lloyd, Dianne Reeves, Ron Blake, Aaron Goldberg, Bob Reynolds, Carl Allen, Donald Harrison, Jimmy Greene, Phil Woods, Peter Martin, Tomasz Stańko, Kate McGarry, Denzal Sinclaire, and others
 
November 15, 1971 ~ Brandt Jones, commonly known as rapper B-Legit, born in Vallejo, California, USA ~ Debuted as a solo artist with the 1993 album Tryin' To Get A Buck. Member of the Click, alongside his cousin E-40. Also collaborated with Celly Cel, Master P, Too $hort, Tupac Shakur (appearing on Shakur's Ain't Hard 2 Find), Scarface, Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Bushwick Bill, Jadakiss, Daz Dillinger, Kurupt, Styles P, the Federation, Mystikal, UGK, Mack 10, Daryl Hall, Keak da Sneak, Ricardo Thomas, Young Buck, Luniz, Paul Wall, Mac Dre, and others
 
November 15, 1970 ~ Percussionist, composer Susie Ibarra born in Anaheim, California, USA ~ Contemporary composer in the idioms of jazz, classical and world music. Incorporates a wide array of styles and influences, including opera. musical poetry and electronic music. Has worked with Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, Trisha Brown, Tania León, Roberto Juan Rodríguez, Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, Makoto Fujimura, Juan Sanchez, Jude Tallichet, Laiwan Chung, Derek Bailey, Billy Bang, Jeanne Lee, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, Arto Lindsay, Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Mephista, Eugene Chadbourne, Dennis González, Matthew Shipp, extensively with William Parker, and others
 
November 15, 1969 ~ John Edward Hawkins, commonly known as rapper Big Hawk, born in Houston, Texas, USA ~ Brother of rapper Fat Pat, with whom he also worked. Founding member of Screwed Up Click. Released his solo debut, Under Hawk's Wings, in 2000. Has collaborated with Lil' Flip, Lil' Keke, Big Moe, ESG, Travis Scott, and others ~ Hawkins passed away in 2006
 
November 15, 1968 ~ Jazz pianist, composer, arranger Liam Noble born in London, UK ~ Worked with Harry Beckett, John Stevens, Anita Wardell, Bobby Wellins, Drew Gress, Tom Rainey, Christine Tobin, Stan Sulzmann, Ingrid Laubrock, Moondog, Harrison Smith, Tim Whitehead, Trevor Lines, Julian Siegel, Jim Rattigan, and others
November 15, 1968 ~ Contemporary classical, postmodern, experimental, electronic composer, film composer, producer Marcus Schmickler, also known under the moniker Pluramon, born in Cologne, West Germany ~ Member of the collective Kontakta. Released his Onea Gako solo debut album in 1993. Especially acclaimed for the 2000 Bart album, a collaborative effort with Thomas Lehn and considered one of the most impressive synth-improv albums of all time
November 15, 1968 ~ Russell Tyrone Jones, commonly known as rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA ~ Founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Known for outrageously profane free-associative rhymes. Released his solo debut, Return To The 36 Chambers, in 1995. It spawned the hits Brooklyn Zoo and Shimmy Shimmy Ya ~ Jones passed away in 2004
 
November 15, 1967 ~ Earl T Stevens, rapper, commonly known as E-40, born in Vallejo, California, USA ~ Founding member of rap group the Click. As a solo artist first gained serious attention with his 1995 In A Major Way album. Has collaborated with Too $hort, B-Legit, Suga T, Nate Dogg, Kokane, Fabolous, Keak da Sneak, T-Pain, Lil' Jon, Akon, Shawty Lo, iamsu, Chris Brown, BoB, Snoop Dogg, Baby Bash, Xzibit, G-Eazy, Big Sean, Flo Rida, and others
November 15, 1967 ~ Reynaldo Jose Gregorio Lugo Palma, commonly known as afrobeat, afrofunk, boogaloo, electronic singer, guitarist, bassist, percussionist Ray Lugo born in Caracas, Venezuela ~ Sings in both Spanish and English. Known for his eclectic range. Fronted the Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra and the Boogaloo Destroyers. Also recorded as a solo artist, starting with his We Walk Around Like This debut album in 2012, and collaborated with numerous artists notably percussionist Roberto Roena, Fünf Sterne Deluxe, King Chango, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Bosq
 
November 15, 1966 ~ Charles Pertum, commonly known as country blues singer, songwriter Charlie Specks McFadden, passed away in St Louis, Missouri, USA ~ Best known for his 1930 song Groceries On The Shelf (Piggly Wiggly). Has worked with Roosevelt Sykes and Lonnie Johnson, ~ Pertum was born in 1895
 
November 15, 1963 ~ Alternative country, pop, rock guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, drummer Jay Bennett, full name Jay Walter Bennett, born in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA ~ Best known as member of Wilco from 1994 to 2001. Also a member of 1990s outfit Titanic Love Affair, guested on albums by Sheryl Crow, Allison Moorer, Sherry Rich and Billy Joe Shaver, produced recordings by Michelle Anthony, West Of Rome and Blues Traveler, and released several solo albums starting with 2002's The Palace At 4am (Part I) ~ Bennett passed away in 2009
 
November 15, 1961 ~ Comedian, keyboardist, arranger Diederik van Vleuten, full name Diederik Jan Hielke van Vleuten, born in The Hague, the Netherlands ~ Best known as a comedian. As a musician worked with Acda & De Munnik, playing keyboards and co-arranging the duo's first two albums namely eponymous Acda & de Munnik and Zwerf On
 
November 15, 1960 ~ Karen Valencia Clark, commonly known as gospel singer, songwriter Karen Clark Sheard, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Cited as influence by Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Faith Evans, SWV, Jovan Lacroix, Blu Cantrell, Lil' Mo, Missy Elliott, Kelly Price, Kanye West, and Fantasia. Member of gospel sibling outfit the Clark Sisters. Mother of singer, actress Kierra Sheard. Releaseed her acclainmed solo debut, Finally Karen, in 1997
November 15, 1960 ~ R&B singer Keith Washington born in Detroit, Michigan, USA ~ Best known for the Grammy Award-winning single Kissing You, a Billboard R&B charttopper in 1991. Other well known songs include Are You Still In Love With Me, Make Time For Love, Bring It On and the Kylie Minogue-duet If You Were With Me Now
 
November 15, 1957 ~ Henry Bidgood, commonly known as dance band leader, musical director, composer Harry Bidgood, passed away ~ Popular dance band leader known for his work with BBC orchestras and as a musical director for several films ~ Bidgood was born ca.1898
November 15, 1957 ~ Jazz, jazz fusion guitarist, bandleader Kevin Eubanks, full name Kevin Tyronne Eubanks born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Brother of trombonist Robin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks. Worked with Art Blakey's the Jazz Messengers, Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton, Sam Rivers, Stanley Jordan, Steve Arrington, Urszula Dudziak, Kirk Lightsey, Billy Hart, Oliver Lake, Meredith D'Ambrosio, Mike Gibbs, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Harold Mabern, Jean-Luc Ponty, Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Carmen Lundy, Orrin Evans, and others
 
November 15, 1956 ~ Singer Maj Britt Andersen born in Ostre Toten, Norway ~ Sister of singer, actress Inger Lise Rypdal. Married to bassist, producer Geir Holmsen. Member of soul group Chipahua. Critically acclaimed for her 1987 Folk Er Rare solo album
 
November 15, 1955 ~ Keyboardist, percussionist, singer Joe Leeway, full name Joseph Martin Leeway, born in Islington, UK ~ Key member of Thompson Twins, alongside Tom Bailey and Alannah Currie, known for songs such as In The Name Of Love, Love On Your Side, We Are Detective, Hold Me Now, and Doctor Doctor
November 15, 1955 ~ Jazz bassist Neil Swainsn born in Victoria, Canada ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, Sonny Stitt, Paul Horn, Tommy Flanagan, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Slide Hampton, James Moody, Jay McShann, Moe Koffman, Lee Konitz, Joe Farrell, George Coleman, Woody Shaw, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Diana Krall, Robert Farnon, Mel Tormé, Walter Norris, and others
 
November 15, 1954 ~ Guitarist, singer Anson Funderburgh born in Plano, Texas, USA ~ Frontman of energetic blues-rock outfit Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets. Also worked with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, appearing on their 1981 Butt-rockin' album
November 15, 1954 ~ Drummer Tony Thompson born in New York, New York, USA ~ Best known as Chic drummer. Also a member of Labelle, of Power Station, and of Ecstasy Passion & Pain. Has worked with numerous others including Jody Watley, Madonna (including on her debut album Like A Virgin), Rod Stewart, Robert Palmer, David Bowie, the Distance, Elton John, Mick Jagger, and others ~ Thompson passed away in 2003
 
November 15, 1953 ~ R&B, funk, soul singer Alexander O'Neal born in Natchez, Mississippi, USA ~ Known for a number of 1980s and 1990s recordings including If You Were Here Tonight, Fake, Criticize, The Lovers, What Can I Say To Make You Love Me, The Christmas Song, All True Man, Love Makes No Sense, In The Middle. Has duetted with Cherrelle on A Saturday Love and Never Knew Love Like This
November 15, 1953 ~ Singer, keyboardist, producer, songwriter Danny Peyronel, full name Daniel Augusto Peyronel, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Worked with Heavy Metal Kids, UFO. Blue Max, Banzai, Riff, X-UFO, and others
 
November 15, 1952 ~ Singer Antonella Ruggiero born in Genova, Italy ~ Co-founded Matia Bazar, which also included Piero Cassano, Aldo Stellita, Giancarlo Golzi and Carlo Marrale, known for songs such as Ma Perché, Solo Tu, Stasera Che Sera, Mister Mandarino, and perhaps their best known Tio Sento
November 15, 1952 ~ Composer Vincent Scotto passed away in Paris, France ~ Reportedly wrote over 4,000 songs and 60 operettas ~ Scotto was born in 1874
 
November 15, 1951 ~ Pop, soft rock, folk rock singer, guitarist, pianist, songwriter Lori Lieberman born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Best known for recording the original version of Killing Me Softly With His Song, later notably covered by Roberta Flack
 
November 15, 1950 ~ Singer, songwriter Graham Parker born in East London, UK ~ Often said to have preceded singer-songwriters Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. Best known for his 1970s, 1980s recordings with his backing unit the Rumour, especially acclaimed for the Squeezing Out Sparks album released in 1979
November 15, 1950 ~ Singer Michiro Endo born in Nihonmatsu, Japan ~ Singer, author, activist. Best known as frontman of Stalin, influential and pivotal to Japan's 1980s punk ~ Endo passed away in 2019
 
November 15, 1945 ~ Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad born in Bjørkåsen, Norway ~ Member of ABBA, known for songs such as Waterloo, Hasta Mañana, SOS, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Summer Night City, The Winner Takes It All and Super Trouper
November 15, 1945 ~ Singer, actor, director, poet, songwriter Ferdi Tayfur, full name Ferdi Tayfur Turanbayburt, born in Adana, Turkey ~ Active since the late 1960s with over 30 albums and over 30 films to his name. Best known for his 1975 Birak Su Gurbeti album which spawned the Cesme hit
 
November 15, 1942 ~ Pianist, conductor Daniel Barenboim born in Buenos Aires, Argentina ~ Conductor, musical director associated with renowned orchestras such as the Berlin State Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre De Paris, La Scala, and others
November 15, 1942 ~ Bataan Nitollano, commonly known as Latin soul singer, pianist Joe Bataan, born in Spanish Harlem, New York, USA ~ Merged Latin boogaloo with American doo-wop. Actively recording since the mid-1960s with well over a dozen albums to his name, notably the 1965 Riot album. Coined the term “salsoul” and co-founder of Salsoul Records. To rap audiences perhaps best known for 1979's Rap-o Clap-o, one of the earliest hip-hop hit singles
 
November 15, 1937 ~ William Edward John, commonly known as R&B, soul singer Little Willie John, born in Cullendale, Kansas, USA ~ Known for songs such All Around The World, Need Your Love So Bad, Talk To Me Talk To Me, Leave My Kitten Alone, Let Them Talk, Sleep and Fever ~ John passed away in 1968
 
November 15, 1936 ~ Singer, poet, songwriter, dissident Wolf Biermann, full name Karl Wolf Biermann, born ~ Best known for his 1968 recording Ermutigung. While on a sanctioned tour in the West Biermann was stripped of his nationality by the East German authorities for his criticism of the government's Stalinist policies. He would remain in the West and continue to be an outspoken advocate on several issues including criticizing both Communism and ant-semitism
 
November 15, 1935 ~ Jazz, blues critic, historian, archivist, label executive, producer Pete Welding born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Journalist for the famed Down Beat jazz and blues magazine. Founded the Testament Records label in 1963. As a producer has worked with Blind Connie Williams, Big Joe Williams, Robert Nighthawk, Doctor Ross, Mississippi Fred McDowell, JB Hutto, Bo Diddley, Otis Spann, Jean-Luc Ponty, Charlie Musselwhite, the Jazz Crusaders, Johnny Shines, and others ~ Welding passed away in 1995
 
November 15, 1933 ~ Singer Floyd Ashton born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA ~ Member of the Tams from 1960 through 1963, present on the modest hit Untie Me
 
November 15, 1932 ~ Singer Petula Clark, full name Sally Olwen Clark, born in Epsom, UK ~ Dubbed “the First Lady of the British Invasion” in America. Known for songs such as I Know A Place, My Love, Sign Of The TImes, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, Who Am I, Colour My World, This Is My Song, The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener, Kiss Me Goodbye, Don't Sleep In The Subway and Downtown
 
November 15, 1929 ~ Soul singer Joe Hinton, full name Joseph Hinton, born in USA ~ Started as a gospel singer in the Blair Gospel Singers. As a solo artist turned to R&B and known for early 1960s singles such as You Know It Ain't Right, Better To Give Than Receive and his biggest hit his R&B rendition of the Willie Nelson-penned Funny How Time Slips Away ~ Hinton passed away in 1968
 
November 15, 1928 ~ William Dale Fries Jr, commonly known as country singer CW McCall, born in Aubudon, Iowa, USA ~ Best known for Convoy. Co-penned with Chip Davis for an advertising campaign for the Iowa bakery Old Home Bread company, the song would top both the Billboard Country and Billboard Hot 100 charts, and inspire the Sam Peckinpah-directed film of the same name starring Kris Kristofferson. Other well-known songs include Wolf Creek Pass, Round The World With The Rubber Duck, There Won't Be No Country Music (There Won't Be No Rock 'n Roll), Crispy Critters and Roses For Mama ~ Fries passed away in 2022
November 15, 1928 ~ Tenor saxophonist Selwart Clarke born in Lawrenceville, Virginia, USA ~ Member of pivotal 1960s soul jazz, R&B outfit Pucho & the Latin Soul Brothers ~ Clarke passed away in 1997
 
November 15, 1925 ~ Pianist, trombonist, arranger Eddie Harvey, full name Edward Thomas Harvey, born in Blackpool, UK ~ Worked with George Webb, Wally Fawkes, Humphrey Lyttelton, Freddy Randall, Ronnie Scott, Johnny Dankworth, Frank Holder, Tubby Hayes, Vic Lewis, Don Rendell, Woody Herman, and others ~ Harvey passed away in 2012
November 15, 1925 ~ Composer, pianist, conductor Jurriaan Andriessen, full name Jurriaan Hendrik Andriessen, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands ~ Son of composer Hendrik Andriessen, brother of composer Louis Andriessen. Composed chamber music, orchestral music, opera and ballet. Perhaps best known for his 1994 composition Il Discorso Della Corona, played yearly for chamber of parliament by het Residentie Orkest prior to the Troonrede ~ Andriessen passed away in 1996
 
November 15, 1919 ~ Producer, engineer, songwriter George Motola born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA ~ Best known for co-penning Goodnight My Love with John Marascalco, first recorded by Jesse Belvin in 1956 and later covered by a number of artists including the McGuire Sisters, the Fleetwoods, Ben E King, Paul Anka, the Four Seasons. Instrumental in forming the Shields, a group that included Belvin, Frankie Ervin and Johnny Guitar Watson. Other songs co-written by Motola include Shattered Dreams for the Johnny Burnette Trio, Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie for Eddie Cochran, Here Comes Henry for Young Jessie, Annie's Rock for Ernie Fields and perhaps one of the wildest rock & roll records of all-time Rocking This Joint To-nite for Kid Thomas ~ Motola passed away in 1991
 
November 15, 1915 ~ Jazz, blues singer, pianist Willard McDaniel born in Stamps, Arkansas, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked wtih Roy Milton, Gene Phillips, and others ~ McDaniel passed away in 1961
 
November 15, 1913 ~ Swing drummer Gus Johnson born in Tyler, Texas, USA ~ Worked with Jay McShann, Jesse Miller, Willie Dixon, Count Basie, Manny Albam, Ray Bryant, Buck Clayton, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, Willis Jackson, Herbie Mann, Gerry Mulligan, Chico O'Farrill, Oscar Pettiford, Zoot Sims, Buddy Tate, Frank Wess, Kai Winding, the World's Greatest Jazz Band, and others ~ Johnson passed away in 2000
 
November 15, 1911 ~ Emanuel Kurtz, commonly known as songwriter, lyricist Manny Curtis, born ~ Frequent collaborator of the likes of Vic Mizzy, Al Hoffman, Al Goodhart. Over an estimated 250 songs to his name, the best known being In A Sentimental Mood originally recorded by Duke Ellington and covered by over 700 artists. Also notably known for writing the English lyrics of Let It Be Me, based on the Gilbert Bécaud-composition Je T'Appartiens, the English version would become a standard recorded by numerous artists from pop, jazz, rock, R&B including Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, Betty Everett & Jerry Butler, the Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, and others ~ Kurtz passed away in 1984
 
November 15, 1905 ~ Jazz drummer Johnny Williams, full name John Francis Wiliams, born in Watertown, Massachusetts, USA ~ Father of film composer John Williams. Rose to fame drumming for the CBS Radio Orchestra in the 1930s and subsequently backing Raymond Scott from 1936 through 1939. Has also worked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Vincent Lopez, Leo Reisman, Jacques Renard, Alfonso D'Artega, and others ~ Williams passed away in 1985
 
November 15, 1885 ~ Jazz clarinetist, saxophonist Achille Baquet, full name Achille Joseph Baquet, born ~ Worked with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Papa Jack Laine, the Whiteway Jazz Band, and others. Co-wrote songs such as the New Orleans Jazz Band's Why Cry Blues and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's Livery Stable Blues ~ Baquet passed away in 1956