On This Day

Musicians Born on November 29

  • 1761 Fridolin Weber, German composer
  • 1770 Peter Hänsel, German-Austrian violinist and composer, born in Leppe, Silesia Province (d. 1831)
  • 1797 Domenico Gaetano Donizetti, Italian opera composer (L'elisir d'amore; Lucia di Lammermoor), born in Bergamo, Cisalpine Republic (d. 1848)
  • 1816 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)
  • 1852 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer
  • 1860 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • 1862 Friedrich Klose, German-Swiss composer (König Elf), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1942)
  • 1863 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • 1866 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • 1872 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • 1879 Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (Jalousie ; Cinema Music), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1963)
  • 1891 Richard Frank Donovan, composer
  • 1894 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1895 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • 1899 Gustave Reese, composer
  • 1899 Arvid Kleven, Norwegian flautist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1929)

  • 1904 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1910 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher
  • 1912 Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), born in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1914 Coleridge Goode, Jamaican-British jazz double bassist (Joe Harriot Quintet), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2015)
  • 1915 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1916 Valentino Bucchi, composer
  • 1917 Merle Travis, American country singer, guitarist and songwriter (16 Tons), born in Rosewood, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1919 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, producer, and director (Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman), born in Fukagawa, Tokyo (d. 1997)
  • 1932 Antoine Tisne, composer
  • 1932 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1933 John Mayall, British blues musician (John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), born in Macclesfield, England
  • 1933 John Lamb, American jazz double bassist (Duke Ellington Orchestra), born in Vero Beach, Florida
  • 1936 Davide Anzagai, composer
  • 1939 Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940 Charles "Chuck" Mangione, American jazz flugel horn and trumpet player (Feels So Good), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)
  • 1942 Felix Cavaliere, American rock singer, songwriter, and keyboardist (Rascals - "Lonely Too Long", "People Got to Be Free"), born in Pelham. New York
  • 1942 Philippe Huttenlocher, Swiss baritone opera singer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 1947 Ronnie Montrose, American rock guitarist (Montrose, Gamma), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)

  • 1947 Clare H. Torry, British session singer (Pink Floyd - "The Great Gig in the Sky"), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1949 Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter, born in Hamilton, Ontario (d. 1983)
  • 1951 Barry Goudreau, American rock guitarist (Boston - "More Than A Feeling"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1951 Roger Troutman, American funk musician (Zapp), born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1956 Hinton Battle, American Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubrücke, Hoppstädten, West Germany
  • 1957 Jennifer Batten, American session and touring rock and jazz guitarist (Michael Jackson; Jeff Beck), born in New York City
  • 1961 Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese heavy metal bass guitarist (Loudness), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1962 Andy LaRocque [Anders Allhage], Swedish musician and songwriter (King Diamond), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1965 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician, born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan (d. 1992)
  • 1968 Jonathan Knight, American pop singer (New Kids on the Block), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1971 Keith Carlock, American session and touring jazz and rock drummer (Steely Dan; Toto; Chris Botti), born in Clinton, Mississippi
  • 1979 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper, born in Compton, California
  • 1981 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 1984 Sitti [Navarro], Philippine bossa nova and pop singer, born in Manila, Philippines