Birthdays in Music on November 29

  • 1632 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer, born in Florence, Italy
  • 1761 Fridolin Weber, composer
  • 1770 Peter Hansel, composer
  • 1797 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
  • 1816 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • 1852 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer
  • 1860 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Friedrich Klose, composer
  • 1863 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • 1866 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • 1872 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1879 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • 1891 Richard Frank Donovan, composer
  • 1894 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • 1899 Gustave Reese, composer
  • 1904 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1910 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher
  • 1912 Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)
  • 1915 Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • 1917 Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1932 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • 1932 John Gary, Watertown, NY, singer
  • 1933 John Mayall, MacClesfield England, pop musician (Don't Washed Me Time)
  • 1936 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • 1939 Meco [Domenico Monardo], musician and producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1940 Chuck Mangione, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941 Dennis Doherty, Halifax Canada, rocker (Mamas & The Papas)
  • 1942 Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals - Lonely too Long)
  • 1942 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss opera singer
  • 1947 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1951 Barry Goudreau, rock guitarist (Boston), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1956 Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1961 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
  • 1962 Andy LaRocque Swedish musician (King Diamond)
  • 1965 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese musician (d. 1992)
  • 1968 Jonathan Raleigh Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • 1969 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1979 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper
  • 1981 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor