This Day In Music: July 29
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July 29, 2022 ~ Blues rock, garage rock singer Jimmy Sohn passed away ~ Lead singer of 1960s outfit the Shadows Of Knight, known best for their 1966 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single Gloria previously a hit for Them featuring Van Morrison. The band recorded three albums through the end of the decade and would continue to perform in various incarnations, Sohn being a constant member, into the 2000s ~ Sohn was born ca.1947
 
July 29, 2020 ~ Jazz pianist, singer, songwriter Dave McKay, full name David Owen McKay, born in Syracuse, New York, USA ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with the Hindustani Jazz Sextet, Don Ellis, Vicky Hamilton, Bill Henderson, Joyce Collins, Interplay, Serge Chaloff, Sonny Stitt, Bob Wilber, Bobby Hackett, Shelly Manne, Jim Hall, Emil Richard, Shelly Manne, Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Kai Winding, and others ~ McKay was born in 1932
July 29, 2020 ~ Malik Abdul-Basit Smart, commonly known as rapper Malik B, passed away ~ Co-founding member of the Roots, present on the band's first four albums. Has also recorded as a solo artist and collaborated with the Beard Gang and Mr Green ~ Basit was born in 1972
 
July 29, 2018 ~ Klapa, pop, jazz, blues singer, pianist, songwriter Oliver Dragojevic passed away in Split, Yugoslavia ~ One of Croatia's most beloved performers, considered a cultural icon, with a career spanning five decades. Known for merging traditional klapa melodies with jazz. Has performed globally at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, L'Olympia and Sydney Opera House. Member of cult band Batali before venturing out on his own by the early 1970s. Well-known songs include Ca Ce Mi Copacabana, Galeb I Ja, Romanca, Oprosti Mi Pape, Stari Morski Vuk, La Musica Di Notte, Bez Tebe, Pred Tvodim Vratima, Psimo Moja, and others ~ Dragojevic was born in 1947
July 29, 2018 ~ Trumpeter Tomasz Stańko passed away in Warsaw, Poland ~ Leader and sideman. Mainly works in free jazz and avant-garde idioms. Formed his first band, the Jazz Darings, in 1962, also featuring Janusz Muniak, Adam Makowicz, Jacek Ostaszeweski, and Wiktor Perelmuter. The band is credited to be the first European outfit to play free jazz. Stanko has also worked with Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Reggie Workman, Rufus Reid, Lester Bowie, David Murray, Manu Katché, Chico Freeman, Cecil Taylor, the Globe Unity Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki, Don Cherry, Edward Vesala, Tomasz Szukalski, Howard Johnson, Gary Peacock, Billy Hart, and others ~ Stańko was born in 1942
 
July 29, 2016 ~ Singer, radio and TV personality Lucille Dumont passed away ~ Credited for having served and personified Quebec popular music ~ Dumont was born in 1919
 
July 29, 2015 ~ Steel guitarist Buddy Emmons passed away in Hermitage, Tennessee, USA ~ Plays country, jazz, Western swing. Widely seen as one of the leading pedal steel guitarists of his day. Member of Ernest Tubb's backing unit the Texas Troubadours. Member of Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Member of the Dillards, a band believed to be quintessential in late-1960s country-rock. In-demand session musician. Has worked with Casey Clark, George Jones, Melba Montgomery, Roger Miller, Mel Tillis, Donna Fargo, Duane Eddy, Charlie Walker, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons, Bob Wills, Ray Pennington, the Everly Brothers, the Carpenters, John Hartford, Jimmy Dickens, Ray Price (notably on You Took Her Off My Hands), Judy Collins, George Strait, John Sebastian, Ray Charles, and others ~ Emmons was born in 1937
 
July 29, 2014 ~ Jazz pianist, conductor, composer Giorgio Gaslini passed away in Parma, Italy ~ Worked with Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Max Roach, Gato Barbieri, Jean-Luc Ponty, Enrico Rava, Kent Carter, Jean-François Jenny-Clark, I Nuovi Angeli, Pierro Leveratto, Gianni Bedori, Julius Farmer, Paolo Damiani, Roberto Ottaviano, Claudio Fasoli, Bruno Tomasso, Daniele di Gregorio, Roberto Bonati, and others ~ Gaslini was born in 1929
July 29, 2014 ~ Leo Morris, commonly known as drummer Idris Muhammad, passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA ~ Renowned session musician, starting on Fats Domino's Blueberry Hill. Married Dolores Lala Brooks, member of the Crystals, in 1966. Worked with Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, Tete Montoliu, Sam Cooke, Jerry Butler, Curtis Mayfield, Nat Adderley, Eric Alexander, Gene Ammons, George Benson, Walter Bishop Jr, Bobby Broom, Rusty Bryant, George Coleman, Hank Crawford, Paul Desmond, Charles Earland, Grant Green, Johnny Griffin, Roy Hargrove, Benjamin Herman, John Hicks, Andrew Hill, Richard Groove Holmes, Freddie Hubbard, Bobbi Humphrey, Willis Jackson, Ahmad Jamal, Bob James, JJ Johnson, Kai Winding, Etta Jones, the Keystone Trio, Rodney Jones, Charles Kynard, Joe Lovano, Johnny Lytle, Harold Mabern, Jimmy McGriff, Tisziji Muñoz, David Fathead Newman, Don Patterson, Ernest Ranglin, John Scofield, Shirley Scott, Dr Lonnie Smith, Melvin Sparks, Leon Spencer, Bob Stewart, Sonny Stitt, Gábor Szabó, Reuben Wilson, Roberto Magris, and others ~ Morris was born in 1939
 
July 29, 2011 ~ Singer, songwriter, producer Gene McDaniels passed away in Kittery Point, Maine, USA ~ As a singer known for early 1960s hits such as A Hundred Pounds Of Clay and Tower Of Strength. As a songwriter McDaniels is best known for the jazz-soul protest song Compared To What, made famous by Roberta Flack and also recorded by Les McCann and Eddie Harris, Ray Charles, Della Reese, John Legend, the Roots, Sweetwater and others. In the 1970s McDaniels turned to producing working with artists such as Gladys Knight, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Smith, the Floaters, Jennifer Rush, and others ~ McDaniels was born in 1935
July 29, 2011 ~ Songwriter Nella Martinetti passed away in Männedorf, Switzerland ~ Along with Atilla Sereftug co-wrote Céline Dion's Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi, 1988 Eurovision Songfestival winner ~ Martinetti was born in 1946
 
July 29, 2010 ~ Jazz drummer Martin Drew passed away in Harefield, UK ~ Best known for his associations with Ronnie Scott and with Oscar Peterson. Also worked with Eddie Thompson, John Critchinson, Dick Morrisey, Jim Mullen, Mornington Lockett, Nigel Hitchcock, Steve Melling, Andrew Cleyndert, the New Couriers, Paul Morgan, Barney Kessel, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, JJ Johnson, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Woody Herman, Peanuts Hucko, George Coleman, Ruby Braff, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Terence Blanchard, Arturo Sandoval, Alan Skidmore, Ken Peplowski, Monty Alexander, Milt Jackson, Chico Freeman, Johnny Griffin, Simon Spillett, Stanley Turrentine, Zoot Sims, Art Farmer, Plas Johnson, Scott Hamilton, Toots Thielemans, and numerous others ~ Drew was born in 1944
 
July 29, 2007 ~ Double-bassist Art Davis passed away ~ Leader and sideman. Worked with Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Max Roach, Joe Albany, Gene Ammons, Count Basie, Art Blakey, Buddy Emmons, Curtis Fuller, Bunky Green, Al Grey, Eddie Harris, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Clifford Jordan, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Etta Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Booker Little, Quincy Jones, Lee Morgan, Tisziji Muñoz, Joe Newman, Dizzy Reece, Hilton Ruiz, Sal Salvador, Pharoah Sanders, Shirley Scott, Jack Teagarden, Clark Terry, McCoy Tyner, Leo Wright, Roberto Magris, and others ~ Davis was born in 1934
 
July 29, 2004 ~ Jazz double-bassist Al McKibbon passed away ~ Worked with Lucky Millinder, Tab Smith, JC Heard, and Coleman Hawkins before taking over for Ray Brown in Dizzy Gillespie's orchestra in 1947, remaining for three years. In the 1950s McKibbon played with Miles Davis, Earl Hines, Count Basie, Johnny Hodges, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Nat Adderley, and with Herbie Nichols. During the 1960s he appeared as sideman on albums by Lorez Alexandria, Sonny Criss, Charles Kynard, Jack Wilson, the Jazz Crusaders, and Shuggie Otis (Here Comes Shuggie). He also played on Randy Newman's 1970 critically acclaimed sophomore LP 12 Songs. McKibbon would continue to perform until 2004 ~ McKibbon was born in 1919
 
July 29, 2003 ~ Jazz, big band, orchestral jazz pianist, orchestrator, composer, arranger Luther Henderson, full name Luther Lincoln Henderson Jr, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Has worked with Lena Horne, Jule Styne, Richard Rodgers and Duke Ellington. Best known for his Broadway-work, serving as orchestrator, arranger, musical director on over 50 musicals including Ellington's Beggar's Holiday, Funny Girl, No No Nanette and Ain't Misbehavin'. Has worked as arranger for artists such as Robert Goulet, Nancy Wilson, Sandler & Young, Eartha Kitt, Diahann Carroll, Liza Minnelli, and others ~ Henderson was born in 1919
 
July 29, 1999 ~ Singer, bassist Anita Carter passed away in Goodletsville, Tennessee, USA ~ Daughter of Mother Maybelle Carter. Member of sibling act the Carter Sisters alongside Helen Carter and June Carter. As a solo artist Anita scored hits with Down The Trail Of Aching Tears with Hank Snow, Blue Bird Island, and I Got You with Waylon Jennings. Recorded the first version of Love's Ring Of Fire in 1962, later made famous by Johnny Cash who added horns and recorded it as Ring Of Fire ~ Carter was born in 1933
 
July 29, 1997 ~ Charles Jagelka, commonly known as jazz, cool jazz, swing guitarist Chuck Wayne, passed away in Jackson, New Jersey, USA ~ Worked with Woody Herman, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Coleman Hawkins, Red Norvo, Joe Bushkin, Warren Chiasson, Gil Evans, Dick Katz, Beverly Kenney, Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan, Rolf Kühn, Duke Jordan, John Mehegan, Marian Montgomery, Jimmy Raney, George Wallington, Frank Wess, and others ~ Wayne was born in 1923
 
July 29, 1996 ~ Bassist Jason Thirsk, full name Jason Matthew Thirsk, passed away ~ Founding member of punk rock outfit Pennywise, remaining with the band from its inception in 1988 until his death by suicide in 1996. Present on the band's 1995 breakthrough About Time album. The band recruited One Hit Wonder bassist Randy Bradbury and continue to record. Their next album, 1997's Full Circle, would be dedicated to Thirsk and contain several songs carrying an anti-suicide message ~ Thirsk was born in 1967
 
July 29, 1995 ~ Jazz, swing, easy listening trumpeter Les Elgart, full name Lester Elliott Elgart, passed away in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Formed the Elgarts with his brother Larry Elgart. The duo is best known for their recording of Bandstand Boogie, used as the theme song to the musical TV show American Bandstand. Les has also worked with Raymond Scott, Charlie Spivak, Harry James, and others ~ Elgart was born in 1917
 
July 29, 1994 ~ Francisco Angel Bastar, commonly known as percussionist, bandleader, songwriter Kako, passed away in New York, New York, USA ~ Considered one of the most important timbaleros. Debuted as a solo artist with the album Kako y Su Cumbo Vol 1 in 1961. Has worked with Arsenio Rodriguez, Tito Puente, Ismael Rivera, Willie Colón, Mon Rivera, the Alegre All-Stars, and others ~ Bastar was born in 1936
 
July 29, 1989 ~ Techno, post-punk guitarist, pianist, bassist, film composer Kodi Najm born in Tehran, Iran ~ Lead guitarist for Hypernova in the early 2000s. Also known as a film composer and for his association with Krystal Klear and the Yellow Dogs
 
July 29, 1988 ~ Steel guitarist Pete Drake passed away in Brentwood, Tennessee, USA ~ In-demand backup musician of the 1960s. Played on hits such as Rose Garden (Lynn Anderson), Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan), and Stand By Your Man (Tammy Wynette) ~ Drake was born in 1932
 
July 29, 1986 ~ Rock bassist Jonathan Snyder born in Bergen, New Jersey, USA ~ Best known as member of Meg & Dia, a five-piece rock band centered around sisters Meg Frampton and Dia Frampton. Snyder had previously played with Madison
 
July 29, 1985 ~ Classical, jazz composer Nicholas Urie born in Los Angeles, California, USA ~ Collaborated with Bob Brookmeyer, Dave Samuels, Brian Landrus. As a composer had his works performed by the Metropole Orchestra, John Scofield, Kurt Elling, Vince Mendoza, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Mobius Chamber Orchestra, the Jazz Composers Orchestra, and others
 
July 29, 1983 ~ Country singer, guitarist, songwriter Ashley McBryde born in Waldron, Arkansas, USA ~ Self-released two albums, 2006's Ashley McBryde and 2011's Elsebound, before gaining major attention in 2017, 2018 with both New York Times and Rolling Stone including her single A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega on their lists of best songs of 2017 and a major label debut, 2018's Girl Going Nowhere on Warner Music Nashville
 
July 29, 1981 ~ Folk violinist, composer Gjermund Larsen born in Verdal, Norway ~ Debuted in 2004 with the album Sottenpassingen and has recorded steadily since. Has also worked with Frigg, Christian Wallumrød, Odd Nordstoga, Maj Britt Andersen, Reidar Larsen, Majorstuen, Maria Arredondo, Christel Alsos, Moddi, Arve Henriksen, and others
 
July 29, 1980 ~ Saxophonist, bandleader, composer Logan Richardson born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA ~ Member of the Next Collective. Member of Equality. Fronts the Shift. Also worked with Pat Metheny, Jason Moran, Harish Raghavan, Nasheet Waits, Jay McShann, Bill McGlaughin, Christian Scott, Gerald Clayton, Tony Tixler, Billy Hart, Jesse Elder, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gregory Tardy, Joe Chambers, and others
 
July 29, 1978 ~ Guitarist Glen Goins, full name Glenn Lamonte Goins, passed away ~ Closely associated with George Clinton as a member of funk outfits Parliament and Funkadelic. Notably present on albums such as Mothership Connection and The Clones Of Dr Funkenstein. Sang lead vocals on Bop Gun (Endangered Species). After leaving Clinton in 1977 formed funk outfit Quazar which also included his brother Kevin Goins and drummer Jerome Brailey ~ Goins was born in 1954
July 29, 1978 ~ Singer, songwriter Nicole Scherzinger born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ~ First gained attention as member of Eden's Crush. Rose to prominence as lead singer of girl group the Pussycat Dolls, known for the albums PCD and Doll Domination. Debuted as a solo singer with the Killer Love album released in 2011
 
July 29, 1977 ~ Brian Burton, commonly known as rapper Danger Mouse, born in White Plains, New York, USA ~ First drew crtitical attention in 2004 with The Grey Album, which combined vocals from Jay-Z's The Black Album with instrumentals from the Beatles' The White Album. Formed Gnarls Barkley with Cee Lo Green, known for the hit Crazy. Also worked with Danger Doom, DM & Jemini, and with Broken Bells. Produced Gorillaz' sophomore album Demon Days. As a producer and songwriter Burton has also worked on albums by Beck (Modern Guilt), the Black Keys, the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Guilt), Norah Jones, Electric Guest, Portugal The Man, Adele (25), and A$AP Rocky
July 29, 1977 ~ Rodney Roy Jerkins, commonly known as producer Darkchild, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA ~ Highly successful prolific producer, rapper, songwriter who collaborated with artists such as Sam Smith (Stay With Me), Janet Jackson, Brandy (The Boy Is Mine, What About Us), Jennifer Lopez, Mary J Blige (I Can Love You, Enough Crying), Tatyana Ali (Daydreaming), Monica (Angel Of Mine), Britney Spears, Ludacris, Whitney Houston (It's Not Right But It's Okay), Destiny's Child (Say My Name), Toni Braxton (He Wasn't Man Enought), Michael Jackson (You Rock My World), Ciara, Beyoncé (Déjàl Vu), Lady Gaga (Telephone), Justin Bieber (As Long As You Love Me), and others
 
July 29, 1975 ~ Singer Viktoria Tolstoy, full name Louise Viktoria Tolstoy, born in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden ~ Over a dozen albums to her name sice the mid-1990s. Has collaborated with Nils Landgren, Svante Thuresson, the UMO Jazz Orchestra, Beat Funktion, and others
 
July 29, 1974 ~ Ellen Naomi Cohen, commonly known as singer Cass Elliott, passed away in London, UK ~ Best known as member of 1960s vocal group the Mamas & the Papas. Has gone on to release solo albums and singles, notably Dream A Little Dream Of Me. Prior to the Mamas & the Papas Cohen was a member of the Big 3 alongside Tim Rose and then-husband James Hendricks ~ Cohen was born in 1941
July 29, 1974 ~ Actor, author, singer, songwriter Josh Radnor, full name Joshua Thomas Radnor, born in Columbus, Ohio, USA ~ Best known for portraying the role of Ted Mosby in the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. As a musician known as half of the duo Radnor & Lee, the other half being the Australian singer Ben Lee. The duo released their debut album, Radnor & Lee, in 2017
 
July 29, 1972 ~ Jazz drummer, composer Roger Johansen born in Bodø, Norway ~ Brother of trumpeter Tore Johansen. Worked with artists such as Randy Brecker, Jan Erik Kongshaug, Hallgeir Pedersen, Harald Halvorsen, Halvard Kausland, Staffan William-Olsson, Jan Gunnar Hoff, Terje Venaas, Finn Sletten, Knut Kristiansen, Hector Bingert, Gustavo Bergalli, Levin Dean, Frode Alnæs, Ole Paus, Erik Bye, Mari Boine, Mia Gundersen, Gjertrud Okland, Kenny Wheeler, Slide Hampton, Juan Pablo Torres, Randy Johnston, Barbara Morrison, Hal Galper, Larry Vuckovich, Bob Mintzer, Herb Geller, John Surman, and others
 
July 29, 1971 ~ Marion G Fletcher, commonly known as hardcore rapper, producer Big DS, born in Queens, New York, USA ~ Co-founding member of Onyx, present on the band's acclaimed 1993 Bacdafucup debut album. Fletcher left the band in 1994 ~ Fletcher passed away in 2003
 
July 29, 1970 ~ Symphonic metal, industrial metal keyboardist, singer Geir Bratland born in Narvik, Norway ~ Best known as member of Dimmu Borgir since 2010. Has also worked with Emperor, God Seed, Apoptygma Berzerk, the Kovenant, Satyricon, and others
July 29, 1970 ~ Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, commonly known as conductor, cellist John Barbirolli, passed away ~ Best known for conducting the Hallé Orchestra. Also worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the BBC Sympony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and others ~ Barbirolli was born in 1899
 
July 29, 1966 ~ Punk rock, ska punk drummer Erik Sandin born ~ Co-founding member of NOFX. Has previously worked with Caustic Cause
July 29, 1966 ~ Singer Martina McBride born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, USA ~ Debuted in 1991 with the neo-traditionalist single Time Has Come. Developed into country-pop crosover over the years. Dubbed “the Céline Dion of Country” for her soprano range. Known for songs such as Safe In The Arms Of Love, Concrete Angel, God's Wull, and I'm Gonna Love You Through It. Duetted with Clint Black on Still Holding On. Teamed up with Linda Davis, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood on On My Own
 
July 29, 1965 ~ Singer, guitarist, songwriter Bob Dylan records Positively 4th Street ~ Self-penned. Produced by Bob Johnston. Released as a non-album single, b/w From A Buick 6, following the hit Like A Rolling Stone
July 29, 1965 ~ Black metal guitarist Jon Øyvind Andersen born ~ Co-founded Old Man's Child with guitarist, singer Galder and drummer Tjodalv. Also formed the band Insidious Disease which also included Dimmu Borgir-guitarist Silenoz and Napalm Death-bassist Shane Embury
 
July 29, 1962 ~ Hideaki Ishi, commonly known as DJ, producer DJ Krush, born in Tokyo, Japan ~ Considered a pioneer of Japanese hip-hop. Known for his atmospheric instrumental production incorporating sound element from nature and extensive use of jazz and soul samples. Has done notable remixes of songs by kd Lang (Sexuality), DJ Vadim, Roy Hargrove, Sugizo, Dragon Ash, Herbie Hancock (The Essence), Tetsuya Komuro, and Akira Sakata
 
July 29, 1960 ~ R&B outfit the Coasters record Shoppin' For Clothes ~ Written and produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Partly based on Kent Harris' Clothes Lines (Wrap It Up) recorded previously under the moniker Boogaloo & his Galliant Crew, Harris later receiving co-writing credit. Released later the same year, b/w The Snake And The Book Wurm, it would become only a modest hit stalling in the 80s on the Billboard Hot 100
 
July 29, 1959 ~ Singer, author Cindy Cash born ~ Daughter of country icon Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian Liberto. Married to singer Marty Stuart from 1983 to 1988
July 29, 1959 ~ Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal guitarist, bassist, singer John Sykes, full name John James Sykes, born in Reading, UK ~ Influenced by Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore. Member of Tygers Of Pan Tang. Member of Thin Lizzy, present on their 1983 Thunder And Lightning album. Member of Whitesnake, present on the band's 1987 eponymous Whitesnake. Formed and fronted Blue Murder and has recorded as a solo artist since the late 1980s
 
July 29, 1954 ~ Christian rock keyboardist, trombonist, songwriter Mark Gershmehl born in Fort Wayne, USA ~ Alongside Billy Smiley, the only other constant member of White Heart, widely regarded as one of the premier Christian rock bands. Though the band was nominated for a Dove Award, they never won one. Smiley and Gershmel were also bandmates in the Gaither Vocal Band. Gersmehl has also written for artists such as Kathy Troccoli, Sandi Patty, Geoff Moore, and others. Married to Rachel Rachel-keyboardist Brynn Beltran since 1993
 
July 29, 1953 ~ Gary Lee Weinrib, commonly known as bassist, keyboardist, singer Geddy Lee born in Willowdale, Canada ~ Serves as lead vocalist, bassist, keyboardist of Rush since 1968. Influenced by Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Jeff Beck, Procol Harum, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, and James Jamerson. In turn influenced Cliff Burton, Steve Harris, John Myung, Les Claypool, and Tim Commerford.
 
July 29, 1948 ~ Christian singer, guitarist, songwriter Bryn Haworth borrn in Darwen, UK ~ Some two dozen albums to his name as a solo artist, starting with Let The Days Go By released in 1974. Member of the Fleur De Lys, the house band for the UK division of Atlantic Records backing artists such as Isaac Hayes, Barney Kessel, Sharon Tandy. As a songwriter had his songs recorded by Lulu, Sandy Denny, Mary Black. Has also worked with Jackie Lomax, Chris De Burgh, Joan Armatrading, Iain Matthews, Gerry Rafferty and with Cliff Richard
July 29, 1948 ~ Singer, guitarist Diana DeRose born ~ Lead singer, guitarist of the Rose Garden, known for their debut single The Next Plane To London, a Billboard top 20 hit in 1967
 
July 29, 1946 ~ Conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg born in Guttenberg. Germany ~ Influenced by Bernhard Paumgartner, Antal Doráti, and Karl von Feilitzsch. Formed several musical ensembles for choral works and choirs including the famed Chorgemeinschaft Neubeurern in 1967. Environmental activist, co-founded BUND, a German non-profit dedicated to protect the natural environment ~ Zu Guttenberg passed away in 2018
July 29, 1946 ~ Pianist, keyboardist Neal Doughty, full name Neal Allan Doughty, born in Evanston, Illinois, USA ~ Sole constant member of REO Speedwagon, known for songs such as Keep On Loving You, Take It On The Run, Keep The Fire Burning and Can't Fight This Feeling. Noted for his organ solo on Roll With The Changes and his honky-tonk piano on 157 Riverside Avenue
 
July 29, 1945 ~ Jazz guitarist Joe Beck born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA ~ Fluent in a number of styles including jazz fusion, post bop, mainstream jazz, soul jazz, and rock. Worked with Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Esther Phillips, Ali Ryerson, John Abercrombie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Howard Robert, Tommy Tedesco, Larry Coryell, Tom Scott, Jeremy Steig, Gábor Szabó, Gene Ammons, Gato Barbieri, James Brown (on the 1975 LP Reality), Rusty Bryant, Hank Crawford, Chico Hamilton, Mike Mainieri, Paul Simon (on the LP's Still Crazy Afer All These Years, and One Trick Pony), Leon Spencer, Bobby Timmons, Kai Winding, and others ~ Beck passed away in 2008
 
July 29, 1943 ~ Singer, composer, arranger Hugo Fattoruso born in Montevideo, Uruguay ~ Brother to Hugo Fattoruso and Osvaldo Fattoruso. Has worked with the Trio Fattoruso, Opa, Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, Ruben Rada, Djavan, Chico Buarque, Takamasu Segi, Eumir Deodato, and others
 
July 29, 1938 ~ Trumpeter Thomas Stevens born ~ Principal trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1972 through 1999 ~ Stevens passed away in 2018
 
July 29, 1935 ~ Theater director, songwriter Jacques Levy born in New York, New York, USA ~ Frequently collaborated with Roger McGuinn, notably on the single Chestnut Mare of the Untitled album. Perhaps best known for co-writing the majority of songs on Bob Dylan's Desire album, including Hurricane and Isis ~ Levy passed away in 2004
July 29, 1935 ~ Opera, concert singer, conductor Peter Schreier born in Meissen, Germany ~ Started as an alto soloist, notably with Dresdner Kreuzchor, but would turn to tenor parts later on. Considered one of the leading lyric tenors of the 20th century renowned for his lieder singing and opera roles, particularly in works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Has worked with the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, and others ~ Schreier passed away in 2019
 
July 29, 1933 ~ Guitarist, bassist, producer Randy Sparks born in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA ~ Founding member of both the New Christy Minstrels and Back Porch Majority
 
July 29, 1931 ~ Jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger Kjell Karlsen, full name Kjell Oddvar Karlsen, born in Sarpsborg, Norway ~ Father of singer Webe Karlsen. Founded his first orchestra at age 16. Has worked with Karin Krog, Totti Bergh, Bjørn Johansen, Harald Bergersen, Ole Jacob Hansen, Frode Thingnæs, Erik Amundsen, Grynet Molvig, Laila Dalseth, Odd Børre, Kirsti Sparboe, and others ~ Karlsen passed away in 2020
 
July 29, 1930 ~ Label executive, producer Jim Stewart born in Middleton, Tennessee, USA ~ Co-founded the Stax/Volt label with his sister Estelle Axton in 1957. The company would be one of the defining forces in 1960s, 1970s R&B and soul with a roster of artists that included Rufus Thomas, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Don Covay, Johnnie Taylor, the Staple Singers, Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MG's, and others ~ Stewart passed away in 2022
 
July 29, 1929 ~ Alfred Roubenovich Terterian, commonly known as composer Avet Terterian, born in Baku, Azerbeijan ~ Praised as “very talented (and) with great future” by Dmitry Shostakovich. Terterian would compose symphonies, an opera and several chamber works ~ Terterian passed away in 1994
 
July 29, 1925 ~ Michail Theodorakis, commonly known as composer, activist Mikis Theodorakis, born in Chios, Greece ~ One of Greece's most acclaimed composers, having scored over 1,000 works. Has scored music for films such as Zorba The Greek which included Sirtaki, Z and Serpico. Wrote The Mauthausen Trilogy, one of the most revered musical pieces written about the Holocaust. Also active as a politician, known for his leftist ideas, and having served in several positions including MP and minister ~ Theodorakis passed away in 2021
 
July 29, 1923 ~ Guitar amplifier builder Jim Marshall born in Kensington, UK ~ Member of the Five Echoes. Best known for founding Marshall Amplification, known for its top of the line guitar amplifiers. Awarded a 2003 OBE, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for ”services to the industry and to charity.” Known as “the Father of Loud” ~ Marshall passed away in 2012
 
July 29, 1919 ~ Victor Lewis, commonly known as jazz guitarist, artist agent, manager Vic Lewis, born in London, UK ~ Worked with George Shearing, Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Pee Wee Russell, Buddy Featherstonhaugh, Stéphane Grappelli, Ted Heath, Jack Parnell, and others ~ Lewis passed away in 2009
 
July 29, 1916 ~ Guitarist Charlie Christian born in Dallas, Texas, USA ~ Revered and highly influential guitarist. Key figure in development of bebop. Helped bring the electric jazz guitar to the forefront. Paved the way for modern electric guitarists such as T-Bone Walker, Eddie Cochran, Cliff Gallup, Scotty Moore, Franny Beecher, BB King, Chuck Berry, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and others ~ Christian passed away in 1942
 
July 29, 1900 ~ Donald Matthew Redman, commonly known as orchestra leader, composer, arranger Don Redman, born in Piedmont, West Virginia, USA ~ Worked with Jean Goldkette, Fletcher Henderson, and with mcKinney's Cotton Pickers. Arranged hits for Jimmy Dorsey, Count Basie, Harry James, and others ~ Redman passed away in 1964
 
July 29, 1887 ~ Siegmund Rosenberg, commonly known as composer Sigmund Romberg, bolrn in Gross-Kanizsa, Hungary ~ Best known for composing musicals and operettas, particularly The Student Prince, The Desert Song and The New Moon ~ Rosenberg passed away in 1951
 
July 29, 1856 ~ Composer Robert Schumann passed away in Bonn, Prussia ~ Widely regarded as one of the leading composers of the Romantic era. Initially composed primarily for piano, moving on to Lieder and orchestral works later in his career. Best known for works such as Carneval, Kreislerlana and Fantasie In C ~ Schumann was born in 1810
 
July 29, 1846 ~ Pianist, composer Sophie Menter born in Munich, Germany ~ Considered one of the greatest piano virtuosos of her day and a favorite of Franz Liszt with whom she studied ~ Menter passed away in 1918