Birthdays in Music on July 29

  • 1590 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1650) baptismal date
  • 1646 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1723 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
  • 1739 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • 1755 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in Strašice (d. 1815)
  • 1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer
  • 1853 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • 1865 Nicola Spinelli, composer
  • 1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1887 Rudi Stephan, composer
  • 1887 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • 1900 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • 1900 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Georgy Mushel, composer
  • 1911 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • 1916 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1925 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
  • 1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
  • 1930 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • 1935 Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, composer
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, rocker

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1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

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  • 1955 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, American singer (As Long as I Can Be), wife to Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1959 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
  • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer
  • 1968 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • 1973 Wanya Morris, [Squirt], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1987 Sabra Johnson, American dancer