Birthdays in Music 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)
  • 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)
  • 1886 Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, Swedish composer, born in Vadstena, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • 1902 William Walton, English composer (Troilus & Cressida, Wise Virgins), born in Oldham, Lancashire (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 (7 Nights of Rock), born in Polk County, Texas (d. 1967)
  • 1915 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1918 Pearl Bailey, American actress and singer (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)
  • 1928 Vaclav Felix, composer, born in Prague (d. 2008)
  • 1930 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1934 Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, German composer, born in Berlin
  • 1935 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Richard Rodney Bennett, English composer, 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 (Girl From Ipanema), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • 1940 Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India
  • 1943 Vangelis [Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou], Greek composer and keyboardist (Chariots of Fire), born in Agria, Greece
  • 1943 Chad Allan [Allan Kowbel], Canadian musician (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • 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 Chetelham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and kora harp player (Yé ké yé ké), born in Albadaria, Guinea
  • 1959 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • 1967 John Popper, American musician (Blues Traveler), born in Chardon, Ohio
  • 1968 Sue Foley, Canadian 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
  • 1983 Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician