Musicians Born on May 29

  • 1730 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, born in Exeter, England (d. 1803)
  • 1741 Johann Gottfried Krebs, German composer, born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1814)
  • 1791 Pietro Romani, Italian conductor and composer, born in Rome (d. 1877)
  • 1837 Luca Fumagalli, Italian pianist and composer (Luigi XI), born in Inzago, Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, Austrian Empire (now Italy) (d. 1908)
  • 1843 Émile Pessard, French pianist, concert and comic opera composer, and teacher (Maurice Ravel, Jacques Ibert), born in Paris (d. 1917)
  • 1852 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Ternopil, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1860 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), born in Camprodon, Spain (d. 1909)
  • 1876 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • 1881 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold, 1908), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1916)
  • 1883 William Beatton Moonie, Scottish composer (The Weird of Colbar; Echoes of Perthshire), born in Stobo, Pebbleshire (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1897 Ignace Lilien, Dutch-Austrian composer, born in Lemberg (now in Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1964)
  • 1905 Fela Sowande, Nigerian musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria (d. 1987)
  • 1915 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra, 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1915 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1916 Carl Story, American bluegrass musician (Rambling Mountaineers), born in Lenoir, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • 1923 "The Senator" Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (The Dave Brubeck Quartet), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1928 Freddie Redd, American hard-bop jazz pianist, organist, and composer, born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021)
  • 1928 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 1983)
  • 1933 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1935 Sylvia Robinson, American singer (Mickey & Sylvia - "Love Is Strange"; solo - "Pillow Talk"), record producer, and record label executive (Sugar Hill Records), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2011)
  • 1937 Hibari Misora [Kazue Katō], Japanese pop singer ("Kawa no nagare no yō ni" - Like the Flow of the River), and actress born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1988)
  • 1937 Irmin Schmidt, German keyboardist and rocker (Can), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1937 Peter Kolman, Austrian composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1941 Roy Crewdson, British rock guitarist (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1945 Gary Brooker, British rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum -"A Whiter Shade of Pale"), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2022)
  • 1948 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • 1948 Michael Berkeley, English composer, broadcaster and House of Lords member (Jayne Eyre opera), born in London, England
  • 1949 Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1950 (Maureen) "Rebbie" Jackson, American singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951 Ron Levy [Reuvin Levi], American blues Hammond organist, and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman (69 years old)

1953 American singer-songwriter (Oingo Boingo - "Weird Science"), and Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer (The Simspons Theme; Good Will Hunting; Tim Burton films), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1953 Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • 1953 Rick Henderson, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1954 Robert Beaser, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955 Jerry Dengler, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1955 Mike Porcaro, American rock bassist (Toto, 1982-2007 "Stranger In Town"), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1956 Larry Blackmon, American singer (Cameo - Alligator Woman), born in New York City
  • 1956 LaToya Jackson, American singer ("If You Feel the Funk"), and model, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1959 Mel Gaynor, British rock drummer (Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; "Alive And Kicking"), born in Balham, London, England
  • 1961 David Palmer, British drummer (ABC - The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • 1961 John Miceli, American rock drummer (Meat Loaf), born in Long Island, New York

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge (61 years old)

1961 American Grammy and Academy Award-winning rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Never Enough; Come To My Window), born in Leavenworth, Kansas

  • 1963 Blaze Bayley [Bayley Cooke], English singer (Wolfsbane; Iron Maiden), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1967 Mark Nightingale, British jazz and session trombonist, composer, and arranger, born in Evesham, Worcestershire, Engalnd

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher (55 years old)

1967 British pop singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Oasis - "Wonderwall"; "Don't Look Back In Anger"; High Flying Birds - "Holy Mountain"), born in Manchester, England

  • 1969 Chan Kinchla, Canadian rock guitarist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • 1971 Martin Lohse, Danish classical composer (In Liquid; Tree Haiku), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1972 Stanislas [Louis Stanislas Renoult], French composer and pop singer (L'Équilibre instable), born in Fontainebleau, France
  • 1973 Mark Lee, American contemporary Christian guitarist (Third Day - "Nothing At All"; "Soul On Fire"), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • 1973 Massimo Tagliata, Italian jazz accordionist and composer, born in Syracuse, Sicily

Melanie BrownMelanie Brown (47 years old)

1975 English pop singer "Scary Spice" (Spice Girls), and television personality (America's Got Talent; X-FActor), born in Leeds, England

  • 1976 David Buckner, American drummer (Papa Roach, 1993-2007 - "Last Resort"), born in Vacaville, California
  • 1978 Per "Howlin' Pelle" Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives - "Hat To Say I Told You So"; "Walk Idiot, Walk"), born in Fagersta, Sweden
  • 1982 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1983 Julie Campiche, Swiss jazz harpist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1983 Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist, born in Bandung, Indonesia
  • 1986 Valy Hedjasi, Afghan pop singer, born in Maschhad, Iran
  • 1989 Sanah Kadoura, Lebanese-Canadian jazz drummer and percussionist, born in Calgary, Alberta