September 1999 in Music History

Events in Music

Farm 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 [1]

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 13 Destiny Rogers, American pop and R&B singer ("Tomboy"), born in Lodi, California

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 14 Attila Bozay, Hungarian composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 14 Hans Melchior Brugk, German composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 17 Frankie Vaughan, British pop singer ("Give Me the Moonlight, Give Me the Girl"), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Sep 19 Ed Cobb, American pop vocalist (The Four Preps, 1956-66 -"26 Miles (Santa Catalina)"), songwriter ("Tainted Love"), sound engineer and producer, dies of leukemia 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, composer (Out of the Night of the Earth; Septem improvisationes), and pedagogue, dies at 79
  • Sep 28 Carl Hall [Caldwell], American soul singer ("You Don't Know Nothing About Love"; "What About You"), and session vocalist, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Anna Mae Winburn, African American bandleader of all female big band (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), dies at 86