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
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

Film release premierFilm Release

1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • 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
Iggy Pop
Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Rapper Eminem
Singer Pink

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles
Singer Usher

Birthdays in Music

  • 1686 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, composer
  • 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 Albert Trimble, composer
  • 1924 Dinah Washington, singer (What a Difference a Day Makes), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1926 María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1927 Marion Williams, US gospel singers (Stars of Faith)
  • 1928 Thomas Stewart, San Saba Texas, baritone (La Roche Capriccio)
  • 1931 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
  • 1934 Gene Allison, US R&B-singer (You Can Make It If You Try)
  • 1934 Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer
  • 1942 Holmes Sterling Morrison, musician
  • 1943 Richard Halligan, rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Troy, New York
  • 1945 Chris Copping, Essex England, rock bassist (Procol Harum)
  • 1949 Peter John Wiegold, composer
  • 1953 Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1954 Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1954 Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • 1955 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • 1956 GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1957 Pim Kops, 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, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
  • 1959 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • 1961 Tony MacAlpine, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Edge of Insanity)
  • 1962 Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • 1963 Greg Steele, rocker (Faster Pussycat-Wake Me When It's Over)
  • 1963 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 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, American singer
  • 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, 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, US 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, rock bassist (The Cowsills), believed drowned during Hurricane Katrina at 50
  • 2011 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96
  • 2017 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93