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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1959

Musical Events Making the News in 1959


Friday 16th January 1959
Singer Helen Folsade Adu (aka Sade) was born.
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Tuesday 3rd February 1959
Big Bopper dies in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
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Tuesday 3rd February 1959
Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash along with Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.
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Tuesday 3rd February 1959
Ritchie Valens dies in the same plane crash as Buddy Holly and Big Bopper .
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Saturday 7th February 1959
New Orleans blues and R&B guitarist/singer Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones dies of pneumonia.
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Tuesday 21st April 1959
Robert Smith from The Cure born
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Monday 27th April 1959
Sheena Easton was born.

 
Thursday 14th May 1959
Jazz musician Sidney Bechet died, aged 62
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Friday 22nd May 1959
Ex singer of The Smiths, Morrissey, was born.

 
Friday 5th June 1959
Bob Zimmerman graduates from Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minnesota.
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Thursday 9th July 1959
Jim Kerr, singer for Simple Minds was born.

 
Thursday 9th July 1959
British vocalist Marc Almond was born.

 
Wednesday 5th August 1959
Former Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear was born.

 
Saturday 10th October 1959
British artist Kirsty MacColl was born.

 
Thursday 5th November 1959
American artist Bryan Adams was born.

 

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