Birthdays in Music on December 29

  • 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer
  • 1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, Belgian-born French composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • 1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • 1850 Tomás Bretón, Spanish conductor and composer, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 1923)
  • 1876 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)
  • 1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • 1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)
  • 1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
  • 1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
  • 1903 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)
  • 1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1914 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • 1919 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Bernard Cribbins, British character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian (Val Doonican Show), born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1930 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1930 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • 1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
  • 1939 William Edwin "Ed" Bruce, American country singer (Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys), born in Keiser, Arkansas
  • 1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)
  • 1941 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), born in Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1943 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), born in Blayney, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1946 Marianne Faithfull, English vocalist (Money), born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP)
  • 1951 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
  • 1951 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)
  • 1951 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (d. 2007)
  • 1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)
  • 1953 Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
  • 1954 Roger Voudouris, rock vocalist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)
  • 1955 Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)
  • 1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)
  • 1959 Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
  • 1961 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
  • 1965 Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
  • 1966 Jason Gould, Son of actor Elliott Gould and singer and actress Barbra Streisand, born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • 1970 Glen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
  • 1972 Evan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
  • 1978 LaToya London, American singer
  • 1982 Gabrielle Destroismaisons, Quebec singer
  • 1983 Jessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
  • 1998 Sam Kiszka, American drummer (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan