1999 in Music

Events in Music

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 11 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 23 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Rapper Eminem

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
  • Mar 3 "Fortunate" single by Maxwell is released (Billboard Music Award Best R&B Single of the Year)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 "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 5 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 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by Backstreet Boys is released
  • May 29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem

Music releaseAlbum Release

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

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

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer Shakira

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 4 "Breathe" single released by Faith Hill (Billboard Song of the Year 2000)

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 8 Tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his "Sacred Arias" album

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 16 "The Chronic 2001" 2nd studio album by dr dre is released

Rapper Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 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

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • Jul 15 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
  • Sep 26 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 2 "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 14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • Jan 10 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Jan 21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 25 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • Jan 29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • Feb 1 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 2 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • Feb 3 Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 7 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • Feb 14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Feb 15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 2 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • Mar 8 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 9 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • Mar 29 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Apr 1 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 6 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91
  • Apr 12 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), dies of leukemia at 67
  • Apr 14 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), dies at 67
  • Apr 16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • Apr 21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), dies at 94
  • Apr 22 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • Apr 27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian record producer and musician (b. 1949)
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican singer (b. 1954)
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)
  • Jun 2 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • Jun 16 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • Jun 21 Kami, Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
  • Jun 22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jul 1 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • Jul 3 Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • Jul 6 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901)
  • Jul 11 Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 22 Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • Jul 27 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • Aug 16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Aug 24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)
  • Aug 25 Rob Fisher, English musician (b. 1956)
  • Sep 5 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Sep 8 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • Sep 10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927)
  • Sep 17 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • Sep 19 Ed Cobb, American musician, song-writer and producer (Tainted Love), dies at 61
  • Sep 30 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86
  • Oct 1 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • Oct 4 Erik Brødreskift (aka Grim), Norwegian black metal musician (b. 1969)
  • Oct 4 Art Farmer, American trumpet player (Farmer's Market, The Jazztet), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Oct 6 Amalia Rodrigues, Portuguese singer and actress (b. 1920)
  • Oct 9 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • Oct 27 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • Oct 28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • Nov 13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58
  • Nov 30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • Dec 3 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), dies of heart failure at 55
  • Dec 17 Grover Washington Jr., US jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), dies at 56
  • Dec 17 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78
  • Dec 20 Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)
  • Dec 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • Dec 26 Curtis Mayfield, American musician (b. 1942)