February 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Feb 12 Ringo Starr's fifth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Timmy Cappello

Album Release

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

Grammy Awards

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


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Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 16 Marie Ulven, Norwegian alt-pop-rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (girl in red), born in Horten, Norway

Divorces in Music

Prince Rogers Nelson

Feb 14 American singer Prince Rogers Nelson (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity, dies at 56
  • Feb 2 David McComb, Australian singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The Triffids, 1976-89; The Blackeyed Susans, 1989–93), dies after unsuccessful heart transplant at 38
  • Feb 3 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 7 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Feb 11 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, dies from an unsolved gunshot at 76
  • Feb 14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), murdered at 24 after being shot 9 times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting
  • Feb 15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), die at 81
  • Feb 16 Necil Kazım Akses, Turkish classical composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 20 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 78
  • Feb 27 Horace Tapscott, American jazz pianist and composer (Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, 1961-98), dies at 64