On This Day

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 (d. 1762)
  • 1727 Henry Harington, composer
  • 1746 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, German organist, composer and musicologist, born in Sondershausen, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1753 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer
  • 1794 William Michael Rooke, composer
  • 1849 Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer
  • 1854 Martin Pluddemann, composer
  • 1855 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1858 Leopoldo Mugnone, composer
  • 1879 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
  • 1884 Boris Asafiev, composer
  • 1891 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1894 Franco Capuana, composer
  • 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, composer

  • 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, composer
  • 1920 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • 1930 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930 Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Jeremy Isaacs, general director (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
  • 1932 Mehmood [Ali], Indian actor, singer, director and producer (Do Phoo!, Vardaan), born in Bombay, British India (d. 2004)

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

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

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
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  • 1939 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1940 Nicola Di Bari, Italian singer
  • 1941 Don Nix, US saxophonist (Last Night)
  • 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)
  • 1943 Manuel Fernandez, rocker
  • 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, composer
  • 1945 Tatiana Tauer, harpist
  • 1946 Nick Taylor, singer/guitarist (Bloodrock)
  • 1946 Ian Wallace, English drummer (King Crimson), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 2007)

  • 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
  • 1949 George Dalaras, Greek singer
  • 1956 Suzzy Roche, American singer (The Roches), writer and actress, born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1957 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • 1957 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1962 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist
  • 1963 Les Claypool, US funk metal singer-songwriter and bassist (Primus; The Claypool Lennon Delirium), born in Richmond, California
  • 1965 Iain Baker, English pop musician (Jesus Jones), born in Charshalton, England
  • 1965 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos/Neth dancer (Josephine)
  • 1968 Alexander Skolnick, American heavy metal and jazz guitarist (Testament; Trans-Siberia Orchestra), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Luke Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • 1968 Matt Goss, rocker (Bros-I Owe You Nothing)
  • 1969 Aleks Syntek, Mexican singer
  • 1971 Sibel Tüzün, Turkish singer
  • 1973 Scout Niblett, British singer/songwriter
  • 1977 Debelah Morgan, American R&B singer
  • 1978 Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • 1978 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • 1980 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
  • 1980 Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir, Icelandic composer (Aequora; Kom vinur), born in Iceland
  • 1982 Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter
  • 1988 Justin Nozuka, singer/songwriter
  • 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 Detroitm Michigan