Birthdays in Music in 1929

  • Jan 2 Art Prysock, jazz musician
  • Jan 3 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • Jan 5 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • Jan 10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone
  • Jan 11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 13 Joe Pass [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • Jan 15 "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
  • Jan 15 Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
  • Jan 16 Tage Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jan 28 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Reiner Bredemeyer, composer
  • Feb 3 Russell Arms, vocalist (Your Hit Parade), born in Berkeley, California
  • Feb 4 Paul Burlison, rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Feb 9 James Mulcro Drew, composer
  • Feb 9 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song)
  • Feb 10 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist and composer (Twilight Zone)
  • Feb 11 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • Feb 17 Dame Patricia Routledge, British actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances, Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead
  • Feb 18 Agustín González García, Spanish composer (Prince of Viana Prize), born in Alsasua, Navarra
  • Feb 18 André Mathieu, Quebec composer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Feb 22 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), born in Altadena, California (d. 2016)
  • Feb 23 Richard Moryl, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 25 Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
  • Feb 28 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • Mar 3 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • Mar 4 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • Mar 4 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • Mar 5 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • Mar 7 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • Mar 15 Tiezo Matsumura, composer
  • Mar 16 Edwin London, composer
  • Mar 18 Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
  • Mar 19 Herman van San, composer
  • Mar 19 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • Mar 23 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch song writer and lyricist (Ring-dinge-ding, I See a Star), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • Mar 25 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, born in Corona, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • Mar 26 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • Apr 1 Jane Powell, American singer and actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Apr 5 Joe Meek, English record producer (Telstar), born in Newent, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1967)
  • Apr 6 Joi Lansing [Joyce Brown], American model, film and television actress, and nightclub singer (Touch of Evil, Bob Cummings Show), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1972)
  • Apr 6 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
  • Apr 6 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer
  • Apr 8 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A__), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • Apr 8 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
  • Apr 9 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • Apr 10 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)
  • Apr 14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
  • Apr 16 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • Apr 17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 24 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • Apr 24 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, born in Gajanur, Madras, India (d. 2006)
  • Apr 29 Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • Apr 29 Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • May 1 Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • May 2 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • May 2 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • May 2 Link Wray, American rock guitarist, born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • May 16 Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
  • May 18 Roger Matton, composer
  • May 19 Michael Adamis, composer
  • May 21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • May 22 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
  • May 25 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 27 Donald Howard Keats, composer
  • May 31 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), born in Homorodszentmárton, Romania (d. 1978)
  • Jun 1 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • Jun 2 Alcides Lanza, composer
  • Jun 2 Frederic Devreese, composer
  • Jun 6 Boguslaw Schaffer, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Jun 9 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Vasile Herman, composer
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jun 14 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist
  • Jun 15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • Jun 15 Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
  • Jun 16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Jun 20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • Jun 21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 23 Henri Pousseur, Malmö dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)

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Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

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  • Jun 28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • Jun 29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jun 30 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 9 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson), born in Mannford, Oklahoma
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • Jul 14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2011)
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, American rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2010)
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, American singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
  • Aug 12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • Sep 6 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, composer
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, composer
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • Oct 2 Kenneth Leighton, composer
  • Oct 4 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • Oct 14 Alfredo Santos Buenaventura, composer
  • Oct 17 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin
  • Oct 19 Dumitru Capoianu, composer
  • Oct 22 Giorgio Gaslini, composer
  • Oct 24 George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)
  • Oct 26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Oct 26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • Nov 2 Harold Farberman, American conductor and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nov 5 Ottmar MA Fraai, Curacaos/Dutch tenor
  • Nov 9 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian composer, born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Nov 10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • Nov 11 LaVern Baker, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 19 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician
  • Nov 20 Kenneth DeWitt Schermerhorn, conductor (Amer Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 24 Eileen Barton, singer (Broadway Open House), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Nov 25 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • Nov 26 Betta St John [Betty Jean Striegler], American actress, singer and dancer (Dream Wife, Corridors of Blood), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Nov 26 Lorraine Macleod, dancer (Girls Just Want to Have Fun)
  • Nov 28 Clarence Fountain, American Grammy Award winning gospel singer (The Blind Boys of Alabama), born in Tyler, Alabama (d. 2018)
  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra)
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • Dec 23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • Dec 24 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner