On This Day

January 1929 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Art Prysock, jazz musician
  • 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 [Joseph Passalaqua], American virtuoso jazz guitarist (The Trio) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • Jan 14 Billy Walker, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Ralls, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Jan 15 Queen Ida, Louisiana Creole accordionist, born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Jan 15 Eva Badura-Skoda, German-Austrian composer, born in Munich, Germany
  • Jan 16 Tage Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 17 Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jan 28 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

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