Year 1959 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 3 "The Day the Music Died" plane crash kills musicians Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, J. P. Richardson and pilot near Clear Lake, Iowa
  • May 4 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win

Music Awards in 1959

  • Mar 11 4th Eurovision Song Contest: Teddy Scholten for Netherlands wins singing "Een beetje" in Cannes
  • May 4 First Grammy Awards: Perry Como & Ella Fitzgerald win
  • Nov 29 2nd Grammy Awards: "Mack The Knife", Bobby Darin win

Musicians Married in 1959

  • Aug 30 American songwriter Carole King (17) weds American lyricist Gerry Goffin (20); divorce in 1969