On This Day in Music for August 29

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

1958 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.

  • 1964 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 965 performances
  • 1966 The Beatles' last public concert (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1977 Iggy Pop releases his second album "Lust for Life", a collaboration with David Bowie

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1982 Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" hits #1

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002 19th MTV Video Music Awards: Eminem & Pink win

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
Singer Pink
Singer
Pink

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004 21st MTV Video Music Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris win

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Birthdays in Music

  • 1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)
  • 1773 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), born in Holleschau, Moravia, Czech Republic (d. 1850)
  • 1881 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1910 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • 1920 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1922 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Lester Trimble, American composer, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • 1924 Dinah Washington, American singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1963)
  • 1924 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Mexico (d. 2005)
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer and actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2018)
  • 1927 Marion Williams, American gospel singer (Stars of Faith), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Thomas Stewart, American bass-baritone (La Roche Capriccio), born in San Saba, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1931 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • 1933 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2009)
  • 1934 Gene Allison, American R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try), born in Pegram, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • 1934 Jean-Pierre Guézec, French composer (Colorful Architectures), born in Dijon (d. 1971)
  • 1942 Sterling Morrison, American musician (Velvet Underground), born in East Meadow, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1943 Richard Halligan, American rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1945 Chris Copping, English rock bassist (Procol Harum), born in Middleton, Lancashire, England
  • 1949 Peter John Wiegold, English composer, born in Ilford, Essex
  • 1953 Rick Downey, American rock drummer and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1954 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1955 Diamanda Galás, Greek-American composer, born in San Diego, California
  • 1956 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, Dutch rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)

Person of interestMichael Jackson

1958 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1959 Eddi Reader, Scottish rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese violinist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1961 Tony MacAlpine, American heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese video game composer, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
  • 1966 Dan Truman, St George Utah, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
  • 1967 Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1969 Me'Shell NdegéOcello [Michelle Johnson], American singer-songwriter (If That's Your Boyfriend... ), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1973 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1974 Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
  • 1980 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
  • 1980 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1982 A+ [Andre Levins], American rapper, born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1986 Lea Michele [Sarfati], American actress and singer (Glee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1992 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1993 Liam Payne, English pop singer (One Direction), born in Wolverhampton, England

Weddings in Music

  • 1955 "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)

Deaths in Music

  • 1738 Georg Reuter, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 81
  • 1821 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
  • 1861 Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63
  • 1933 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
  • 1935 Charles Lee Williams, composer, dies at 82
  • 1940 Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, dies at 77
  • 1946 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • 1972 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), dies at 67
  • 1972 Rene Leibowitz, composer, dies at 59
  • 1975 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1976 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • 1976 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1982 Lehman Engel, American conductor and composer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
  • 1985 Alexander Abramsky, composer, dies at 87
  • 1987 Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 2001 Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2004 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2005 Barry Cowsill, American rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed to have drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2010 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • 2011 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2017 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93