January 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

#1 in the Charts

Jan 10 Fatboy Slim's music single "Praise You" hits #1 in the UK

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 19 Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, American Blues guitarist and singer (662), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Deaths in Music

  • 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 10 Primož Ramovš, Slovenian avant-garde composer (Za Harmoniko; Tryptychon), pedagogue, and library director (Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1945-87), dies at 77
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio de André, 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
  • Jan 21 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jan 21 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), dies at 94
  • Jan 23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 25 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • Jan 29 Lili St. Cyr [Marie Van Schaack], American dancer and strip tease performer, dies at 80