On This Day

Musicians Born on August 29

  • 1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)
  • 1773 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), born in Holleschau, Moravia, Czech Republic (d. 1850)
  • 1881 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Robert Pineda-Duque, Colombian composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • 1919 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2018)

Charlie "Bird" Parker

1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist (Ornithology) and composer, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)

  • 1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Lester Trimble, American composer, music critic and educator, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Dinah Washington [Ruth Lee Jones], American jazz, blues, pop, and R&B singer ("What a Diff'rence a Day Makes": "September In The Rain"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1924 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), born in San Saba, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1928 Bobby Carcassés, Cuban jazz and Latin music singer, multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1931 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer ("You Can Make It If You Try"), born in Pegram, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Jean-Pierre Guézec, French composer (Colorful Architectures), born in Dijon (d. 1971)
  • 1936 Gilbert Amy, French composer (Mouvements; Épigrammes), conductor, and educator, born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Bennie Maupin, American jazz saxophonist, flute player, and bass clarinetist (Herbie Hancock; Miles Davis; Lee Morgan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942 Sterling Morrison, American rock guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Dick Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger (Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1967-72 - "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie"), born in Troy, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1945 Chris Copping, British rock bassist and organist (Procol Harum, 1969-77), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Peter Wiegold, British composer (Earth & Stars; Kafka's Wound), born in Ilford, Essex, England
  • 1953 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult, 1981-85)
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, Cuban-American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra, 1984-present), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1955 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American pianist, singer and composer (Masque of the Red Death), born in San Diego, California
  • 1956 (Jesus Christ) "G.G." Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands

Michael Jackson

1958 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, dancer, and King of Pop ("Thriller"; Billie Jean"; "Bad"), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

  • 1959 (Sadenia) "Eddi" Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1961 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker ("Edge of Insanity"), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins - "Heaven OR Las Vegas"), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
  • 1966 Dan Truman, American singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), born in St. George, Utah
  • 1967 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1969 Me'Shell Ndegéocello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter ("If That's Your Boyfriend..."), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1973 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1974 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese video game composer (Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1975 Kyle Cook, American rock guitarist, and banjo player (Matchbox Twenty - "Bent"; "Unwell"), born in Frankfort, Kentucky
  • 1980 David Desrosiers, Canadian rock bassist (Simple Plan, 2000-20), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor, born in British Hong Kong
  • 1982 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1992 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1993 Liam Payne, English pop singer (One Direction- "What Makes You Beautiful"), born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 2000 Domas Žeromskas, Lithuanian jazz pianist, born in Vilnius, Lithuania