On This Day

July 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding 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

Deaths in Music

  • 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 4 Ronald "Ronny" Graham [Stringer], American actor, director, composer, lyricist, and writer (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man), dies of liver disease at 79
  • Jul 4 Ruby Johnson, American singer (I'll Run Your Hurt Away), dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, dies at 97
  • Jul 11 Helen Forrest, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, dies at 82
  • Jul 14 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) dies of liver failure at 41
  • Jul 16 Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
  • Jul 17 Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 27 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • Jul 28 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78