On This Day

September 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 9 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Sep 12 Farm Aid 12 held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews Band, Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Deana Carter, and Barenaked Ladies

Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp
Musician Dave Matthews
Musician
Dave Matthews
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 22 33rd Country Music Association Award: Shania Twain, Martina McBride and Tim McGraw win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 4 Klement Slavický, Czech composer (Sinfonietta No. 4 - Pax hominibus in universo orbi) dies at 88 [1]
  • Sep 5 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Sep 8 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet ("Cofee Beans"), dies at 83
  • Sep 10 Alfredo Kraus, Spanish bel canto operatic tenor, dies at 71
  • Sep 17 Frankie Vaughan, British pop singer, dies of heart failure at 71
  • Sep 19 Ed Cobb, American musician, songwriter and producer (Tainted Love), dies at 61
  • Sep 20 Tahia Carioca, Egyptian actress and belly dancer (Watch out for Zouzou), dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Torsten Nilsson, Swedish organist, choral director, and composer (Out of the Night of the Earth), dies at 79
  • Sep 30 Anna Mae Winburn, African American band leader of all female band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86