1999 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 11 of 11

Jan 11th - 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win
Feb 23rd - Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)
Feb 24th - 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins
Mar 25th - 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win
May 5th - 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
May 29th - 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem
Jun 1st - British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States
Jul 22nd - Woodstock 99 music festival begins Griffiss Park, Rome NY (till 25th) attended by 200,000. Ended due to violence.
Aug 12th - Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged"
Sep 9th - 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win
Sep 22nd - 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride & Tim McGraw wins

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 67 of 67

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 (b. 1933)
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 violinist (b. 1916)
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 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)
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 guitarist (b. 1925)
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 26th - Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)

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