Musicians Born 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, German organist and composer, born in Dresden (d. 1789)
  • 1739 Johannes Ritschel, German composer (Gioas, re di Giuda) (d. 1766)
  • 1755 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in Strašice (d. 1815)
  • 1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • 1853 Henry Morton Dunham, American composer (d. 1929)
  • 1857 Iacob Mureșianu, Romanian composer, born in Brașov, Austrian Empire (d. 1917)
  • 1865 Nicola Spinelli, Italian opera composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1909)
  • 1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer and conductor
  • 1887 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • 1887 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-American operetta composer (Blossom Time),
  • 1900 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1916 Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942) [1]
  • 1919 Vic Lewis, British jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, and artist manager (NEMS), and cricket club owner, born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • 1923 Jim Marshall, British business man and electric guitar amplifier pioneer known as "The Father of Loud", born in Acton, West London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1924 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row; Wagon Train; Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, Georgian composer, born in Sighnaghi, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1928 Konstantin Orbelyan, Armenian pianist, jazz and classical composer, and orchestra leader (State Estrada (Pops) Orchestra), born in Armavir, Armenia (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company), born in Wilkinsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1936 Jean-Charles Capon, French jazz cellist and composer (Confluence; Baroque Jazz Trio), born in Vichy, Allier, France (d. 2011)
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, American composer (Piano Burning), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1945 Joe Beck, American session and jazz guitarist (Don Sebesky; Gil Evans; Gato Barbieri; Esther Phillips), and bandleader, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1945 Mike Garson, American session and touring rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie, 1972-2006; Mick Ronson; Smashing Pumpkins), born in New York City
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, American rock piano, Hammond organ, and Moog synthesizer player (REO Speedwagon - "Can't Fight This Feeling"'; "One Lonely Night"), born in Evansville, Indiana
  • 1947 Lenny Zakatek [du Platel], Indian-English rock singer (Alan Parsons Project; Gonzalez), born in Karachi, British India
  • 1947 Michael Pedicin, American jazz soprano saxophonist, born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, American songwriter ("Fame"; "Let's Hear It For The Boy"), and screenwriter (Footloose), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1951 Nancie Banks (née Manzuk), American jazz singer (Charlie Byrd; Lionel Hampton) and big band leader, born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 2002)

Geddy Lee

1953 Geddy Lee, Canadian rock vocalist, and bassist (Rush - "Tom Sawyer"; "The Trees"; "New World Man"), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, American singer-songwriter ("As Long As I Can Be (With You)"), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc [Judith Borden], American operatic soprano (Turandot), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1959 John Sykes, English rock guitarist and singer (Thin Lizzy, 1983-2009; Blue Murder), born in Reading, Berkshire,England

Martina McBride

1966 Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter ("Independence Day"; "This One's For The Girls"; virtual duet with Dean Martin -"Baby It's Cold Outside"), born in Sharon, Kansas

  • 1968 Paavo Lötjönen, Finnish classical-rock fusion cellist (Apocalyptica), born in Kuopio, Finland
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish pop and jazz singer-songwriter (Vem Vet), born in Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1973 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1973 Wanyá Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men - "I'll Make Love to You"; "End Of The Road"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1983 Ashley McBryde, American country music singer-songwriter ("Girl Goin' Nowhere"; "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega"), born in Waldron, Arkansas
  • 1987 Sabra Johnson, American dancer (So You Think You Can Dance), teacher, and choreographer, born in The Netherlands