On This Day

Birthdays in Music on May 29

  • 1730 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, born in Exeter, England (d. 1803)
  • 1731 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, born in Pisa (d. 1788)
  • 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 composer, born in Inzago, Italy (d. 1908)
  • 1843 Émile Pessard, French composer, 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, British composer, born in Stobo, Perthshire (d. 1961)
  • 1890 Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1961)
  • 1897 Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American movie composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 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, Romanian-born, 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
  • 1930 Eleanor Fazan, opera/show choreographer (Lassiter, Ruling Class)
  • 1933 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1937 Irmin Schmidt, German keyboardist and rocker (Can), born in Berlin
  • 1937 Peter Kolman, Austrian composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1941 Roy Crewdson, English rocker (Freddie & The Dreamers), born in Manchester
  • 1945 Gary Brooker, English rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum), born in Hackney, London
  • 1948 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • 1948 Michael Berkley, composer/broadcaster
  • 1949 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • 1950 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana

Person of interestDanny Elfman

1953 Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simspons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • 1953 Rick Henderson, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1955 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • 1955 Michael "Mike" Porcaro, American rock bassist affiliated with Toto (Stranger In Town), born in South Windsor, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1956 LaToya Jackson, American singer and model (If You Feel the Funk), posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956 Larry Blackmon, rocker (Cameo-Alligator Woman)
  • 1959 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1961 David Palmer, American musician and founding member of ABC (The Lexicon Of Love), born in Chesterfield, England
  • 1961 Melissa Etheridge, American singer/songwriter/guitarist (Never Enough)
  • 1963 Blaze Bayley [Bayley Cooke], English singer (Wolfsbane, Iron Maiden), born in Birmingham

Person of interestNoel Gallagher

1967 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis), born in Manchester, England

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1969 Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1972 Stanislas Renoult, French singer
  • 1973 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)

Person of interestMelanie Brown

1975 Melanie Brown [Mel B], English singer "Scary Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Leeds, England

  • 1976 David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1978 Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives)
  • 1982 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer
  • 1983 Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist
  • 1986 Valy Hedjasi, Afghan singer
  • 1990 Dave Morton, American guitarist