On This Day

January 1929 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 9 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • Jan 5 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • Jan 11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 13 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 "Queen" Ida [Lewis], Louisiana Creole accordionist, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Eva Badura-Skoda, German-Austrian composer, born in Munich, Germany
  • Jan 15 Teizo Matsumura, Japanese composer ("Chinmoku / Silence"; "Hymn to Aurora") and haiku poet, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Tage Nielsen, Danish composer, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • Jan 17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jan 20 [Wilbur James] Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis' First Great Sextet), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2020)
  • Jan 22 (Elijah) Doug Quattlebaum, American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter (Softee Man Blues), born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Ron Richards, British record producer (Gerry and The Pacemakers; The Hollies), born in London (d. 2009)
  • Jan 25 Benny Golson, American jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer ("I Remember Clifford"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 (Bernard) "Acker" Bilk, British clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset, England (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)