Birthdays in Music on October 29

  • 1815 Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1898 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer
  • 1901 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer
  • 1903 Vivian Ellis, composer
  • 1913 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1922 Neal Hefti, Hastings Neb, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show)
  • 1923 Dietrich Manicke, composer
  • 1925 John Haley "Zoot" Sims, American jazz saxophonist, born in Inglewood, California (d. 1985)
  • 1926 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1930 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1930 Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1934 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • 1934 Ramon Sender, composer
  • 1934 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937 Michael Ponti, Freiburg Germany, pianist (Boston Competition 1964)
  • 1938 Peter Stampfel, musician and songwriter (The Holy Modal Rounders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 1940 Frida Boccara, French singer (d. 1996)
  • 1944 Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)
  • 1944 Robbie van Leeuwen, Dutch guitarist (Shocking Blue)
  • 1945 Melba Moore, [Beatrice], American singer/actress (Ellis Island), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1948 Ricky Reynolds, rocker
  • 1949 James Williamson, American guitarist
  • 1951 Guy Gelso, rock drummer (Zebra)
  • 1951 Rick Bordia, rock guitarist (Mink Deville)
  • 1952 Arnell Carmichael, rock keyboardist (Raydio)
  • 1954 Anita Meijer, Dutch singer (Just a Disillusion)
  • 1955 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • 1955 Roger O'Donnell, English musician (The Cure)
  • 1961 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1965 Steven Sweet, Wadsworth Ohio, heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1968 Tsunku, Japanese music producer
  • 1982 Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1987 Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer