Year 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released - one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold
  • Aug 31 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

Music Awards in 1999

Musicians Married in 1999

  • 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

Musicians Divorces in 1999

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Musicians Who Died in 1999

  • Jan 6 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), dies from a pulmonary infection at 36
  • Jan 10 (Elbert) "Sonny" Forriest, American guitarist (The Coasters; Ray Charles; Hank Crawford), dies at 64
  • Jan 10 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), dies at 95
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio de AndrĂ©, Italian singer-songwriter (Storia di un impiegato), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Jan 21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist ("Merry Christmas Baby"), dies at 76

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