Birthdays in Music on June 29

  • 1738 Constantin Reindl, composer
  • 1783 August Alexander Klengel, composer
  • 1842 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • 1850 Joseph Paul Skelly, composer
  • 1864 Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer
  • 1870 Joseph Carl Breil, composer
  • 1874 Georg Gohler, composer
  • 1881 Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Andre Gailhard, composer
  • 1886 George Frederick Boyle, composer
  • 1893 Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music)
  • 1897 Ottmar Gerster, composer
  • 1901 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor
  • 1901 Nelson Eddy, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1908 Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Leroy Anderson, US composer (Syncopated Clock), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Franc Henry Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Most Happy Fella)
  • 1911 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer (Huapango), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 1914 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • 1916 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Chou Wen-Chung, Cheefoo China, composer (Mode of Shang)
  • 1924 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924 Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1929 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer
  • 1934 Henning Kronstam, dancer
  • 1936 Leonard Lee, US vocalist (Shirley & Lee-Let the Good Times Roll)
  • 1938 Billy Storm, singer (Valiants-This is the Night)
  • 1938 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer
  • 1940 Viacheslav Artyomov, composer
  • 1943 Roger Ruskin Spear, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England

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1943 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)

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  • 1945 Johnnie Richardson, R&B musician (Johnnie & Joe)
  • 1948 Dervin Gordon, British musician (The Equals), born in Jamaica
  • 1948 Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)
  • 1948 Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer (White Snake, Deep Purple), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1953 Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi & Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
  • 1953 Don Dokken, heavy metal rocker (Dokken-Alone Again)
  • 1953 Colin Hay, Kilwinning, Scotland, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work)
  • 1957 Robert Forster, Australian musician
  • 1961 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
  • 1963 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
  • 1964 Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk & Steel)
  • 1965 Barry D, [Iain Bakker], English pop musician (Jesus Jones)
  • 1965 Tripp Eisen, American musician
  • 1967 Murray Foster, Canadian musician
  • 1971 Matthew Good, Canadian musician
  • 1972 Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • 1976 Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
  • 1978 Sam Farrar, American bassist
  • 1978 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
  • 1979 Abs Breen, English singer
  • 1979 Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1980 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
  • 1983 Aundrea Fimbres, American singer
  • 1984 Derek Lee Rock, American drummer
  • 1986 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • 1993 George Sampson, English dancer