July 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 22 Woodstock '99 music festival begins at Griffiss Park, Rome, New York (runs until 25th); attended by 200,000, ended due to violence

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 20 Pop Smoke [Bashar Barakah Jackson], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Weddings in Music

Victoria Beckham & David Beckham

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

  • Jul 15 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer ("Money In My Pocket"), dies of a collapsed lung, after a heart attack, at 42
  • 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 singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right), dies of a heart attack at 46
  • Jul 4 Ronny Graham [Stringer], American composer, lyricist, screenwriter (M*A*S*H (TV series), and actor (Chico & the Man; Mel Brooks films), 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 9 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), dies at 76
  • 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, British drummer (The Waterboys), commits suicide at 41
  • Jul 27 Harry "Sweets" Edison, American jazz and session trumpet player, dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • Jul 28 Rudolf Halaczinsky, German composer, dies at 78