1998 – Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s global hit “Ca… Read more

1998 – Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s global hit “Ca…

1998 – Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s global hit “Candle In the Wind ’97” is a double winner at the Ivor Novello Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The song commemorating the late Princess Diana wins best-selling U.K. single and international hit of the year. Accepting the award, John calls his victory “bittersweet,” noting, […]

1998 – Singer Dusty Springfield joins the growing … Read more

1998 – Singer Dusty Springfield joins the growing …

1998 – Singer Dusty Springfield joins the growing ranks of artists doing off-balance sheet deals, completing a transaction with RZO Cos. and Prudential Insurance, the team that did the “Bowie Bond” deal. Like David Bowie, rights to her entire 275-song collection are conveyed to a trust which is used as collateral for the sale of […]

1998 – The first Native American Music Awards take… Read more

1998 – The first Native American Music Awards take…

1998 – The first Native American Music Awards take place at the Fox Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The show is hosted by Wayne Newton, and presenters include Joe Walsh, Bruce Cockburn, Richie Havens and John Trudell. Lifetime achievement awards go to Robbie Robertson and Frederick Whiteface.

1998 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced … Read more

1998 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced …

1998 – Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is sentenced to six months in jail and three years’ probation for kicking his soon-to-be ex-wife, onetime “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, as she holds their infant son. The verdict also specifies that Lee complete 200 hours of community service and donate $5,000 to a battered women’s shelter.