On This Day in Music for July 29

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Bob Dylan injured in car accident

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
  • 1973 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton
  • 1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • 1590 Gilles Hayne, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1650) baptismal date
  • 1646 Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
  • 1723 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
  • 1739 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • 1755 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, born in Strašice (d. 1815)
  • 1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • 1853 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • 1865 Nicola Spinelli, composer
  • 1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1887 Rudi Stephan, German composer (Die ersten Menschen), born in Worms, Hesse (d. 1915)
  • 1887 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
  • 1900 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • 1900 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1909 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1911 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • 1916 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1924 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
  • 1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
  • 1930 Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, composer
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, rocker

Person of interestGeddy Lee

1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
Geddy Lee
  • 1955 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, American singer (As Long as I Can Be), wife to Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1959 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
  • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer
  • 1968 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • 1973 Wanya Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1987 Sabra Johnson, American dancer

Weddings in Music

  • 1982 Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

HeartWedding of Interest

1994 Pink Floyd musician David Gilmour marries 2nd wife writer Polly Samson

Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour
  • 2006 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • 2006 "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire

Deaths in Music

  • 1669 Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
  • 1786 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • 1797 Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48
  • 1808 Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
  • 1825 Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
  • 1838 Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • 1844 Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer and 6th child of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies at 53
  • 1856 Robert Schumann, German composer (Humoresque, Neue Zeitschrift fuer Musik), dies at 46
  • 1859 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
  • 1886 Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
  • 1906 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, dies at 56
  • 1930 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • 1933 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
  • 1963 Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48
  • 1966 Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
  • 1970 John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
  • 1970 Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
  • 1974 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), dies from a heart attack in London at 32
  • 1978 Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
  • 1980 Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
  • 1984 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), dies at 84
  • 1986 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1988 Pete Drake, American pedal steel guitarist and producer, dies at 55
  • 1992 William Mathias, Welsh composer (wrote for 1981 royal wedding), dies at 57
  • 1996 Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  • 1998 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), dies at 79
  • 2004 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2004 James Hubert "Huby" Heard, American singer-songwriter (The God Squad), dies at 73
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74