On This Day

Musicians Born 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 pianist and composer (Luigi XI), born in Inzago, Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, Austrian Empire (now 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, 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)
  • 1929 Robert Beaser, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 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 Irmin Schmidt, German keyboardist and rocker (Can), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1937 Peter Kolman, Austrian composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 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)
  • 1941 Roy Crewdson, British rock guitarist (Freddie and The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"), born in Manchester, England
  • 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 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 Rebbie [Maureen] 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

Person of interestDanny Elfman

1953 Danny Elfman, 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

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman

  • 1953 Rick Henderson, American singer (Mason Dixon - "Karen Comes Around"), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1953 Karla DeVito, American stage and screen actress and singer, born in Mokena, Illionis
  • 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 LaToya Jackson, American singer ("If You Feel the Funk"), and model, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956 Larry Blackmon, American singer (Cameo-Alligator Woman), born in New York City
  • 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 Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Never Enough), born in Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1963 Blaze Bayley [Bayley Cooke], English singer (Wolfsbane; Iron Maiden), born in Birmingham, England

Person of interestNoel Gallagher

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

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1967 Mark Nightingale, British jazz and session trombonist, composer, and arranger, born in Evesham, Worcestershire, Engalnd
  • 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

Person of interestMelanie Brown

1975 Mel B {Melanie Brown], 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 Rama Claproth, Indonesian blues guitarist, born in Bandung, Indonesia
  • 1983 Julie Campiche, Swiss jazz harpist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1986 Valy Hedjasi, Afghan pop singer, born in Maschhad, Iran
  • 1989 Sanah Kadoura, Lebanese-Canadian jazz drummer and percussionist, born in Calgary, Alberta