On This Day

Musicians Born 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 François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), born in Caen, Normandy, France (d. 1871)
  • 1782 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, born in Grodzisk, Wielkopolski
  • 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)

  • 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
  • 1914 Menelaos Pallantios, Greek composer, born in Piraeus (d. 2012)
  • 1915 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Kyra Vayne [Knopmuss], English stage and opera soprano, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1917 John Raitt, American stage and screen singer and actor (Carousel; Pajama Game), born in Santa Ana, California (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1928 Bengt Hambraeus, Swedish Canadian composer and organist, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • 1930 Derek Bailey, British avant-garde jazz guitar virtuoso, born in Sheffield, England (d. 2005)
  • 1931 Leslie Bricuse, British theater and film composer and lyricist ("Stop the World - I Want to Get Off; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), born in Pinner, Middlesex
  • 1933 Sacha Distel, French singer ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Noel Harrison, British singer ("The Windmills of Your Mind"), and actor (Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - "Mark Slate"), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • 1936 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • 1936 James Jamerson, American session pop and R&B bass guitarist (Motown Records), born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)

  • 1937 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"), born in Mt Pleasant, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1942 Claudine Longet, French-American singer, actress, and former Mrs Andy Williams (1961-75), born in Paris, France
  • 1943 Tim Souster, British composer, born in Bletchley, England (d. 1994)
  • 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
  • 1949 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2014)
  • 1950 Max Carl [Gronenthal], American rock singer and musician ( Grand Funk Railroad, 2000-present; 38 Special, 1987-92), born in Platte Center, Nebraska
  • 1951 Stevie "Keys" Roseman, American session and touring rock keyboardist (Journey), born in Oakland, California
  • 1951 Gegham Grigorian, Armenian operatic tenor, and artistic director (Yerevan Opera, 2000-07), born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1952 Kenn Kweder, American rock and folk singer-songwriter ("Diablo"; "Suzy Said So"; "Mommy And Daddy"), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1953 Teresa Teng [Li-chun], Taiwanese pop singer("Aijin"; The Power Of Love"; "Airport"), and actress, born in Baozhong Township, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • 1953 Louie F. Pérez, Jr., American lyricist, percussionist, guitarist, and jarana player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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, American classical violinist (Queen Sophia prize, 1977), and teacher (Juilliard, 1991-present) born in Hsinchu, Taiwan [1]
  • 1960 James "JG" Thirlwell, Australian musician, composer and record producer, born in Melbourne
  • 1961 Eddie Jackson, American heavy metal rock bassist (Queensrÿche - "Silent Lucidity"), born in Robstown, Texas
  • 1964 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • 1969 Hyde [Hideto Takarai], Japanese singer, born in Wakayama
  • 1981 Jonny Lang, American blues musician, born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1981 Álex Ubago, Spanish-Basque pop-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (¿Qué pides tú?), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • 1982 Adam Lambert, American singer-songwriter (For Your Entertainment, Trespassing), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1993 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu [Kiriko Takemura], Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan