On This Day

June 1929 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 1 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • Jun 2 Alcides Lanza, Argentine-Canadian pianist, classical and electro-acoustic composer, and music educator (McGill University, 1976-present), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jun 2 Frédéric Devreese, Belgian conductor, and composer of classical music (Gemini Suite; Valse Sacrée), and film scores (The Cruel Embrace), born in Amsterdam, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jun 4 Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jun 6 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2019) [1]
  • Jun 9 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer ("My Song"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Vasile Herman, Romanin pianist and composer, born in Satu Mare, Romania (d. 2010)
  • Jun 11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jun 14 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, Australian piano player, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jun 15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz pianist, marimba player, and composer (Jazz Fantasia), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (now South Africa) (d. 1970)
  • Jun 15 Nigel Pickering, American guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be the Same"; "Lazy Day"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 15 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2013)
  • Jun 16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Jun 18 Merrill Bradshaw, American composer, and music professor (Brigham Young, 1967-94), born in Lyman, Wyoming (d. 2000)
  • Jun 20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 23 Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), born in Malmedy, Liège, Belgium (d. 2009)

June Carter Cash

Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Carter Family; Johnny Cash Show), songwriter ("Ring Of Fire"), and actress, born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

  • Jun 28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • Jun 29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jun 29 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian-French classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • Jun 30 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), born in Chicago, Illinois