1999 – It is announced that tickets for the Cranberries’ forthcoming U.S. tour are to be sold exclusively on the Internet. Tickets for the nine-date U.S. tour, which begins April 28 in Washington, D.C., are to be available only through the band’s Web site, www.cranberries.com.
1999 – It is announced that anti-American feeling over the bombing of Yugoslavia has prompted rock group KISS to cancel three concert dates in Russia.
1999 – Joe Williams, the Georgia-born blues singer who became a star with Count Basie in the 1950s and blossomed into a world famous balladeer in the following decades, dies in Las Vegas. He is 80. Williams dresses himself, and walks out of the hospital where he is being treated for a respiratory ailment. He […]
1999 – Rolling Stone Radio Show airs for the first time with David Bowie on This Day in Rock Music History!
1999 – Rolling Stone Radio Show airs for the first time with David Bowie on This Day in Rock Music History! David Bowie chose his favorite songs introducing each track with his own style.
1999 – Raymond Rogers, who performed under the name Freaky Tah in the hip-hop group the Lost Boyz, is fatally shot in New York. Rogers, 28, is fired on by an unidentified black male wearing a ski cap as he leaves a hotel at 3:57 a.m., police say.
1999 – The Bee Gees play the inaugural concert at Sydney’s new Olympic Stadium as the concluding event of their “One Night Only” tour.
1999 – Lauryn Hill tops the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She receives awards for best R&B/soul or rap music video (“Doo Wop [That Thing]”) and R&B/soul or rap album of the year and best R&B/soul album female (“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”).
1999 – It is announced that rap mogul Master P recently donated $500,000 to keep his old grammar school from closing. The Archdiocese of New Orleans planned to shut down St. Monica Elementary, the school he attended from first to eighth grades, and merge its 125 students into Our Lady of Lourdes. When Master P […]
1999 – Indian classical musician and composer Ananda Shankar dies in Calcutta of cardiac arrest. Shankar, 50, was a pioneer of fusion music combining traditional Indian and Western instrumentation and styles. Jimi Hendrix was among those he influenced.
1999 – Sony Corp. unveils hardware designed for use with its new satellite music distribution service. The SAS-MS9SET digital broadcast receiver/antenna system enables subscribers to Digital Media Entertainment’s MusicLink channel to download music onto the MDS-DL1 MiniDisc player/recorder.
1999 – Robbie Williams loses his two-year court battle with Nigel Martin-Smith, the manager of his former band Take That.
1999 – Pope John Paul II’s “Abba Pater” compact disc is released. It rings up brisk sales in Italy, selling 50,000 copies on the first day of release. The CD features 11 tracks in which the pontiff chants and prays in Latin with a rich musical accompaniment.