On This Day

May 1999 in Music History

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 5 34th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • May 18 "Millennium" 3rd studio album by the Backstreet Boys is released - one of the best-selling albums of all time, over 30 million copies sold

Film release premierFilm Release

May 19 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • May 29 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem

Weddings in Music

  • May 1 "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Dennis Riley, American composer (Masques (for wind quintet)), dies at 55
  • May 10 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (A Boy Named Sue; The Cover Of The Rolling Stone), dies at 68
  • May 17 Bruce Fairbairn, Canadian musician and record producer (Loverboy; Bon Jovi; Aerosmith) dies at 49
  • May 18 Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown), dies at 44
  • May 18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • May 19 James Blades, English percussionist (b. 1901)
  • May 21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • May 26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and entrepreneur, dies at 93