Birthdays in Music 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, composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Lester Trimble, American composer, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), 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)
  • 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)
  • 1942 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Richard Halligan, American rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1945 Chris Copping, English rock bassist (Procol Harum), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Peter John Wiegold, English composer, born in Ilford, Essex
  • 1953 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1954 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1955 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American composer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1956 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, Dutch rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)

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1958 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

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  • 1959 Eddi Reader, Scottish rocker (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 (Solo-Edge of Insanity), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
  • 1966 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1967 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 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 composer
  • 1980 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 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
  • 1993 Liam Payne, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Wolverhampton, England