Musicians Born on September 29

  • 1654 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, born in Padingbüttel (d. 1740)
  • 1674 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris, France (d. 1762)
  • 1727 Henry Harington, English composer and musician, born in Kelston, England (d. 1613)
  • 1746 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, German organist, composer and musicologist, born in Sondershausen, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1753 Johann Gottfried Schicht, German composer, born in Reichenau, Saxony (d. 1823)
  • 1794 William Michael Rooke, Irish composer and violinist, born in Dublin (d. 1847)
  • 1849 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, Czech-English composer, born in Milan
  • 1854 Martin Pluddemann, German composer, born in Kolberg (d. 1897)
  • 1855 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1858 Leopoldo Mugnone, Italian opera composer and conductor, born in Naples (d. 1941)
  • 1879 Joaquín Nin, Cuban composer and pianist, father of Anaïs Nin, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1949)
  • 1884 Boris Asafiev, Russian composer and music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1949)
  • 1891 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Franco Capuana, Italian composer, born in Fano, Italy (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Štefan Németh-Šamorínsky, Slovak organist, choirmaster, composer and pedagogue (Birch Trees), born in Šamorín, Slovakia, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1975)
  • 1903 Karl August Andersen, Norwegian cellist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1970)
  • 1907 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), born near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1916 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Harold Laurence Walters, American composer, born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Tillman Franks, American country music bassist, songwriter and artist manager (Webb Pierce), born in Stamps, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1920 Václav Neummann, Czech conductor and musician, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Valentinas Bagdonas, Lithuanian composer (Symphony of Peace), born in Sriūbos, Lithuania (d. 2009)
  • 1930 Billy Strange [William], American singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1932 Jeremy Isaacs, Scottish TV executive (Channel 4) and director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1932 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)

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1935 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

  • 1939 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer-songwriter (I giorni dell'arcobaleno), born in Zapponeta, Italy
  • 1941 Don Nix, American 'Memphis Soul' saxophonist (Last Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1942 Jean-Luc Ponty, French jazz-fusion electric violinist (Frank Zappa; Mahavishnu Orchestra; Cosmic Messenger; Tchokola), born in Avranches, France
  • 1942 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1944 Mike Post [Leland Michael Postil], American Grammy and Emmy award-winning television composer (Rockford Files; Hill Street Blues; Magnum P.I.), born in Berkley, California
  • 1945 Kyriacos Sfetsas, Greek composer, born in Amfilochia, Greece
  • 1945 Tatiana Tauer, Russian classical harpist, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1994)
  • 1946 Ian Wallace, British session and touring rock and jazz drummer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bob Dylan, 1977-78; Crimson Jazz Trio, 2005-07), born in Bury, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1946 Nick Taylor, American singer and guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • 1948 Mark Farner, American musician, songwriter and vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad), born in Flint, Michigan
  • 1948 Mike Pinera, American rock guitarist and singer (Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"; Iron Butterfly), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1948 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist, born in Bottrop, Germany
  • 1949 George Dalaras, Greek singer and musician, born in Piraeus, Greece
  • 1956 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1957 Mari Wilson, British singer (Just What I Always Wanted)
  • 1957 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer, born in Sykia, Greece
  • 1962 Al Pitrelli, American musician and guitarist
  • 1962 Roger Bart, American actor and singer (The Producers), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1963 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
  • 1965 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos-Dutch dancer (Josephine)
  • 1965 Iain Baker, English pop musician (Jesus Jones), born in Charshalton, England
  • 1967 Brett Anderson, British alt-rock and Britpop singer and lyricist (Suede - "Trash"; "Electricity"), born in Lindfield, Sussex, England
  • 1968 Alexander Skolnick, American heavy metal and jazz guitarist (Testament; Trans-Siberia Orchestra), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Luke Goss, English actor (Traffick) and musician (Bros. - "I Owe You Nothing"), born in London, England
  • 1968 Matt Goss, English singer-songwriter (Bros. - "I Owe You Nothing"), born in London, England
  • 1969 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer-songwriter, born in Merida, Mexico
  • 1971 Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1973 Scout Niblett, British singer-songwriter, born in Stone, England
  • 1978 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer (She's So High, World Idol)
  • 1980 Chrissy Metz, American actress and singer (This Is Us), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1980 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1980 Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Icelandic composer (Aequora; Kom vinur), born in Iceland
  • 1982 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • 1983 Lisette Oropesa, Cuban-American operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 2007-present), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1988 Justin Nozuka, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1989 Adore Delano [Daniel Noriega], American drag queen, singer-songwriter, actor and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Azusa, California
  • 1994 Halsey [Ashley Frangipane], American singer-songwriter (Without Me), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • 2002 Chloe Moriondo, American indie rock singer-songwriter, born in Detroit, Michigan