1999 – Christina Aguilera scored her first US No.1 single with ‘Genie In A Bottle’, also No.1 in the UK. The song spent 5 weeks at No.1 on the US chart and won Aguilera the Best New Artist Grammy for the year.
1999 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is arrested on charges of possession of 20 vials of crack cocaine.
1999 – Anita Carter, singer and stand-up bass player for country act the Carter Sisters, dies at home in Nashville. She is 66.
1999 – Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard is arrested for bouncing a check for a portion of his bail in his ongoing terrorist threat case in Santa Monica Superior Court.
1999 – Simon “Mahlathini” Nkabinde, lead singer of South African group Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens, dies in Vosloorus of complications from diabetes. He is 62.
1999 – Steve Tyler of Aerosmith tells the New York Daily News he’s trying to prevent his ex-wife from printing naked photos of him in a new book. “She has some old pictures we took one night in a toxic psychosis and she thought it would be very funny to put them in her book,” […]
1999 – Eddie Vedder joins Pete Townshend onstage at New York’s Supper Club to rip through “Magic Bus” and “Better Man.”
1999 – Harry “Sweets” Edison, a soft-spoken trumpet star from the Count Basie band who elegantly backed singers such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Jimmy Rushing and Frank Sinatra, dies in Columbus, Ohio. He is 83.
1999 – Clint Black provides entertainment for “A Night at the Net,” a charity doubles tennis match that kicks off the eighth annual Mercedes-Benz Cup. The even benefits MusiCares, the charity foundation of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
1999 – At Woodstock 99, all hell breaks loose. Fires fueled by paper plates, pizza boxes and garbage strewn around everywhere break out during a set by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group’s encore is delayed because a remote sound tower begins to burn. A fire truck is brought in to put out the […]
1999 – Phil Collins married for the third time. The 48-year-old drummer wed marketing consultant Orianne Cevey in Lausanne, Switzerland. Guests at the wedding included Elton John, Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler.
1999 – The family of late steel guitar great Shot Jackson donates his signature black Dobro guitar to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. 1928 Dobro style 37 tenor guitar from Lowell Levinger’s collection 1928 […]