1999 – Two members and the road manager of hit Tej… Read more

1999 – Two members and the road manager of hit Tej…

1999 – Two members and the road manager of hit Tejano band Intocable are killed in a car crash outside of Monterey, Mexico. The are Jose Angel “Pepe” Farias, 23 the band’s onstage MC; Silvestre Rodriguez Jr., 26, the bassist; and road manager Joe Angel Gonzalez, age unknown. Lead singer/founder Ricky Munoz and other bandmembers […]

1999 – A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer … Read more

1999 – A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer …

1999 – A benefit concert for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal is held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J. The event, with attendance pegged at around 16,000, is organized by Rage Against The Machine. Featured performers include Rage, the Beastie Boys, Bad Religion, Chumbawamba, and Public Enemy frontman Chuck D.

1999 – Internationally esteemed choral conductor a… Read more

1999 – Internationally esteemed choral conductor a…

1999 – Internationally esteemed choral conductor and educator Robert Shaw dies of a stroke in New Haven, Conn. He is 82. A winner of 14 Grammy Awards, Shaw received his latest nomination for a 1999 Telarc disc of Barber, Bartok, and Vaughan Williams with his longtime associates, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.