On This Day

Year 1999 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

  • Oct 11 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Tony Crombie, English jazz drummer and bandleader, dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Oct 27 Frank De Vol, American composer (theme songs to Family Affair, The Brady Bunch), dies at 88
  • Oct 28 Robert Linn, American composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 58
  • Nov 13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), dies of pulmonary disease at 61 [1]
  • Nov 18 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 21 Eddie Maxwell [Cherkose], American lyricist (Breathless) and actor, dies of natural causes at 87
  • Nov 27 Johnny "Big Moose" Walker, American electric and Chicago blues pianist, organist, and bass guitar player (Muddy Waters; Junior Wells; Elmore James), dies at 72
  • Nov 30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • Dec 3 Madeline Kahn, American stage and screen actress (What's Up, Doc?; Young Frankenstein; Paper Moon; Blazing Saddles), and singer, dies of ovarian cancer at 57
  • Dec 3 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • Dec 5 Robert Parris, American composer (Book of Imaginary Beings), dies at 75
  • Dec 10 Rick Danko, Canadian bassist and singer (The Band - Stagefright), dies of heart failure at 55
  • Dec 11 Charles Earland, American jazz Hammond organist, and bandleader, dies of heart failure at 58
  • Dec 17 Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), dies at 56
  • Dec 17 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78
  • Dec 20 [Clarence] Hank Snow, Canadian country singer (I'm Moving On, I Went to Your Wedding), dies of heart failure at 85
  • Dec 23 Marcel Landowski, French composer (Un enfant appelle), dies at 84
  • Dec 24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • Dec 26 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician ("Freddie's Dead"; "Superfly"), dies from complications of type 2 diabetes at 57