June 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

Jun 1 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

  • Jun 6 53rd Tony Awards: "Fosse" (musical) and "Side Man" (play) win

Music History

Jun 24 Christie’s Auction House in New York City conducts sale of 100 of Eric Clapton’s guitars to benefit Crossroads Centre at Antigua, a drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation facility he co-founded in 1997, raising nearly $4.5M; "Brownie", a 1956 Fender Stratocaster used on the original recording of "Layla" sells for a then record $450,000

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Skunk Anansie, Manic Street Preachers, and R.E.M headline; other performers include Al Green, Billy Bragg, Hole, Blondie, Lenny Kravitz, and Bare Naked Ladies

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 16 Snail Mail [Linsey Jordan], American indie-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, born in Ellicott City, Maryland

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 5 American baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds American retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego, until his death in 2007


Jun 14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican musician (The Wailers) (b. 1949)
  • Jun 5 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
  • Jun 8 James "Rosy" McHargue, American jazz clarinetist, and vocalist (Ted Weems Orchestra; The Wolverines), dies at 97
  • Jun 16 (David Edward) "Screaming Lord" Sutch, English rocker ("Jack The Ripper"), and politician (founder of Official Monster Raving Loony Party), commits suicide at 58
  • Jun 21 Kami [Ukyō Kamimura], Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 27
  • Jun 22 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), commits suicide at 57
  • Jun 27 Einar Englund, Finnish composer, dies at 83