1999 in Music

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Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 11th 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 23rd Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Rapper Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24th 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23rd "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 5th 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • May 29th 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1st British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
  • Jul 22nd Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.

Music releaseMusic Recording

Aug 12th Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"

Singer Shakira

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 22nd 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride & Tim McGraw wins

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 5th Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

  • May 1st "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
  • Jun 5th Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14th Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4th Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

  • Jul 15th "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
  • Sep 26th Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2nd "Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas

Divorces in Music

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14th Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6th French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • Jan 11th Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 21st Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 23rd Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 25th Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • Jan 29th Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • Feb 1st Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 2nd David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • Feb 3rd Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 7th Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • Feb 14th Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15th Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Mar 2nd Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 2nd David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • Mar 9th Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 12th Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • Mar 13th Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • Mar 17th Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28th Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • Mar 29th Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Apr 1st Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3rd Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 6th Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • Apr 12th Boxcar Willie, American singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 14th Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)
  • Apr 16th Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • Apr 21st Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904)
  • Apr 22nd Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 26th Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • Apr 27th Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • May 10th Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 17th Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18th Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 21st Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26th Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • Jun 2nd Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5th Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 16th David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • Jun 21st Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • Jun 27th Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jul 1st Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jul 3rd Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Jul 6th Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • Jul 11th Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16th Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • Jul 22nd Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • Jul 27th Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16th Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Aug 24th Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • Aug 25th Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • Sep 8th Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • Sep 10th Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 17th Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • Oct 1st Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • Oct 4th Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • Oct 4th Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)
  • Oct 6th Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 9th Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)
  • Oct 26th Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Nov 8th Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • Nov 13th Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • Nov 18th Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941)
  • Nov 30th Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • Dec 3rd Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 10th Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band) (b. 1942)
  • Dec 17th Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • Dec 17th Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • Dec 20th Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 24th Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Flamingos-I Only Have Eyes For You) and actor, dies at 66
  • Dec 26th Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)