1999 – LFO, a Lou Pearlman creation starring three guys from Boston, releases their debut self-titled album along with the single “Summer Girl.”
1999 – Christina Aguilera releases her self-titled debut with the hit single “Genie in a Bottle” today in rock history! Person Christina Aguilera Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1999 – In a move designed to simplify downloadable music for Internet users while profiting from the fast-growing rage, Yahoo! Inc. launches a new portal, Yahoo! Digital.
1999 – Don Henley sues Paramount Pictures Corp., alleging the studio reneged on a deal to feature a song, “Taking You Home,” he penned expressly for the hit film “Double Jeopardy.” Lawsuits were flying in 1999, when Don Henley, Brian Wilson and Alannah Myles all initiated legal action. The solo Eagle was suing Paramount Pictures […]
1999 – Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson files a suit to dissolve a 1997 joint venture with Joe Thomas, who co-produced Wilson’s last album, the 1998 Giant release “Imagination.” The suit is filed by Wilson’s wife and conservator Melinda. Person Brian Wilson Right click for SmartMenu shortcuts
1999 – An autopsy is performed on the body of Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan, who was found dead in his apartment on August 20.
1999 – At a Lilith Fair stop in Toronto, Prince appears during Sheryl Crow’s set to rock on “Everyday Is a Winding Road.”
1999 – Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell scored her first UK No.1 solo single with ‘Mi Chico Latino’ the second single from her debut solo album Schizophonic.
1999 – In her “LP Charts” show, German TV presenter Katja Giggling calls German pop star Wolfgang Petry the “Moustache of Horror” and the “Charles Manson of German Schlager.” Petry complains to TV broadcaster Viva and demands an apology.
1999 – Alan Jackson headlines Brazil’s largest rodeo, the Barreto Rodeo. The 10-day event draws almost 2 million people, and Jackson plays before a crowd of 50,000.
1999 – Blues Traveler bassist Bobby Sheehan is found dead in bed at his New Orleans home. Sheehan, who had recently begun work on a solo project, is 31.
1999 – At the German Comet Awards, Britney Spears is named Best International Newcomer, while the Backstreet Boys receive an audience appreciation award.