On This Day

Musicians Born on March 29

  • 1484 Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, born in Hardegsen, Germany (d. 1550)
  • 1616 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1655)
  • 1725 Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder, Swiss composer, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1765)
  • 1751 Supply Belcher, American composer and singer (The Harmony of Maine), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1836)
  • 1752 Edward Jones, Welsh harpist and composer, born in Llandderfel, Wales (d. 1824)
  • 1875 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1877 Reginald Goss-Custard, British organist, arranger and composer (Chelsea Fayre), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, England (d. 1956)
  • 1886 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, born in Vadstena, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1902 William Walton, British composer (Troilus & Cressida; Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire, England (d. 1983)
  • 1906 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • 1907 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • 1909 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), born in Polk County, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1915 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Pearl Bailey, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress, singer and dancer (Hello, Dolly!), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Jules de Corte, blind Dutch ballad singer and songwriter, born in Deurne, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1924 Andrew Frierson, pioneering African American opera singer, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2018)

  • 1928 Václav Felix, Czech composer, and pedagogue, born in Prague (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Derek Simpson, British cellist (Aeolian String Quartet, 1956-81; Beatles - "Strawberry Fields Forever), and teacher, born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, German composer, born in Berlin
  • 1934 Mei Baojiu, Chinese opera performer and director (Mei Lanfang Peking Opera), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical, jazz, and film score composer (Far From The Madding Crowd; Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic - "Knee Deep"), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1940 Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian samba singer ("The Girl From Ipanema"), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1940 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British pop singer ("Well I Ask You"), born in New Delhi, British India
  • 1943 Vangelis [Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou], Greek composer, keyboardist, and Academy Award winner (Chariots of Fire), born in Agria, Greece
  • 1943 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian rock singer (The Guess Who, 1962-66), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1944 Terrence "Terry" Jacks, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer ("Seasons In The Sun"), and environmentalist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1945 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something In The Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)
  • 1946 Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs), born in Manchester (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1949 Dave Greenfield, British rock keyboardist, and songwriter (The Stranglers - "Golden Brown"), born in Brighton, England (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, French Guinea (d. 2020)
  • 1956 Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1959 Perry Farrell [Peretz Bernstein], American rock singer-songwriter (Jane's Addiction - "Just Because"; Porno For Pyros - "Pets"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1967 John Popper, American blues rock singer and harmonica player (Blues Traveler - "Run Around"), born in Chardon, Ohio
  • 1968 Sue Foley, Canadian blues singer and guitarist, born in Ottawa, Ontario

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1968 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

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  • 1971 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
  • 1981 Megan Hilty, American actress and singer (Wicked), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1981 P.J. Morton, American singer-songwriter and musician (Maroon 5; Gospel According to PJ), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1983 Luiza Sá, Brazilian rock guitarist and keyboard player (CCS - Cansei de Ser Sexy), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1994 Sulli [Choi Jin-ri], South Korean K-pop singer (f(x)) and actress (Fashion King), born in Basun, South Korea (d. 2019)