Louisiana Music Timeline: November 7


1905: Birth of drummer Albert Jiles born in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

1922: Birth of trumpeter Al Hirt born in New Orleans. Here playing an Allen Toussaint composition.

1932: Birth of clarinetist, composer and educator Alvin Batiste born in New Orleans.

1937: Birth of singer & drummer Lil’ Bob (Camille Bob) of Lil’ Bob & the Lollipops born in Arnaudville, Louisiana.


1942: Happy Birthday to Johnny Rivers born Johnny Ramistella in New York City moved to Baton Rouge at age 5.

1965: Happy Birthday to Buckwheat Zydeco drummer Kevin Menard born in Lafayette, Louisiana.