On This Day

August 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 9 The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer Shakira

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 31 "Fly" 5th studio album by Dixie Chicks is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album 2000, Billboard Album of the Year 2000)

Singer-Songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • Aug 20 Bobby Sheehan, American bassist (Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"), dies of a drug overdose at 31
  • Aug 24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 25 Rob Fisher, British rock keyboardist (Naked Eyes), dies at 42