1998 – Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prev… Read more

1998 – Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prev…

1998 – Madonna files suit against the YMCA to prevent it from building a high-rise residential tower near Lincoln Center in New York City. Madonna files the action because the building “creates a hazard for me and my child.” Madonna uses the recent fall of scaffolding at a Times Square high-rise renovation as grounds for […]

1998 – Legendary rockabilly performer Charlie Feat… Read more

1998 – Legendary rockabilly performer Charlie Feat…

1998 – Legendary rockabilly performer Charlie Feathers dies in a Memphis hospital, after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week. He is 66. Feathers, who co-authored Elvis Presley’s early single “I Forgot to Remember to Forget,” cut such raw, countrified singles as “Defrost Your Heart,” “Get With It,” “Tongue Tied Kill,” and “One Hand […]

1998 – Garth Brooks’ mother undergoes 12 hours of … Read more

1998 – Garth Brooks’ mother undergoes 12 hours of …

1998 – Garth Brooks’ mother undergoes 12 hours of surgery to remove a cancerous growth in her throat. Colleen Brooks had not been able to eat solid food for several years because of her condition. The surgery is performed at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. All the cancer is successfully removed, and Ms. Brooks’ […]

1998 – It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishw… Read more

1998 – It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishw…

1998 – It is announced that a 53-year-old Englishwoman by the name of Ingrid Pedersen has declared herself John Lennon’s half-sister. “Now at last I can admit who I am – the little sis John loved but could never find,” she says. Birth and adoption certificates appear to show she was born in Liverpool to […]