Birthdays in Music on January 29

  • 1703 Carlmann Kolb, German composer and priest, born in Kösslarn, Lower Bavaria (d. 1765)
  • 1711 Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1788)
  • 1715 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
  • 1782 Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo)
  • 1782 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, born in Grodzisk, Wielkopolski
  • 1784 Ferdinand Ries, composer
  • 1801 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
  • 1824 Karl von Perfall, composer
  • 1852 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer
  • 1862 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair, In a Summer Garden), born in Bradford, England (d. 1934)
  • 1864 Adolf Philipp, composer
  • 1869 Andrey Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1871 Eduardo Lopez-Chavarri y Marco, composer
  • 1874 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • 1876 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • 1876 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), born in Dresden, Staffordshire (d. 1972)

  • 1884 Juhan Aavic, Estonian composer, born in Holstre, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1887 Albert Conti, Austrian actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion), born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1889 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • 1889 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • 1890 Marguerite Canal, composer
  • 1893 Edric Cundell, composer
  • 1893 Martian Negrea, composer
  • 1898 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1900 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • 1915 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • 1917 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Luigi Nono, composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1928 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • 1930 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer (Stop the world I want to get off)
  • 1933 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • 1936 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • 1936 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • 1937 Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • 1942 Claudine Longet, French former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • 1943 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • 1946 Bettye LaVette [Betty Jo Haskins], American soul singer (I've Got My Own Hell to Raise), born in Muskegon, Michigan
  • 1947 David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • 1947 Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1948 Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
  • 1948 Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1952 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1953 Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
  • 1954 Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
  • 1957 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1957 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
  • 1960 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • 1960 Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
  • 1960 J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
  • 1964 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • 1969 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • 1981 Álex Ubago, Spanish musician
  • 1993 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [Kiriko Takemura], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan