1999 – John Fogerty sues his lawyer. He alleges that he was provided with incompetent legal advice during a 1985 copyright infringement lawsuit during which he was accused of plagiarizing himself.
1999 – One of three victims of a Dec. 27, 1999 shooting at a nightclub attended by Sean Puffy Combs files a $100 million lawsuit against the rapper, his Bad Boy Entertainment, and others. Julius Jones claims that he was “Shot, battered, and assaulted” as the result of an altercation at Club New York allegedly […]
1999 – Former Beatle George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. The 56-year-old musician and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder and are able to subdue him until the authorities arrive. The couple is then transported to […]
1999 – Puff Daddy holds a press conference to protest his innocence on a stolen weapon charge. He claims to have nothing to do with a New York club shooting that left three people injured.
1999 – Two months after Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas’ wife disappeared, her half-brother Gabriel Gomez pleads not guilty to her kidnapping and murder.
1999 – ‘N Sync announce that they have settled their legal differences with former manager Louis Pearlman and are now free to release their second album under their own name.
1999 – Bush premiere the video for “Letting the Cables Sleep” on TRL.
1999 – Sean “Puffy” Combs is arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon when a gun is found in his vehicle after he leaves a chaotic scene at a New York club where three people are shot. Jennifer Lopez, who is with him at the time of the arrest, is questioned and released. […]
1999 – Diva Zappa, the late Frank Zappa’s 20-year-old daughter, releases her first record to radio. The single, titled “When the Ball Drops,” is “basically… about my hunt for someone to make out with for the millennium,” Zappa explains.
1999 – Curtis Mayfield, a pioneer of American soul music who penned some of the most lasting songs of the 1960s and ’70s, dies at a hospital in Roswell, Ga. He is 57 years old.
1999 – Sawyer Brown singer Mark Miller hosts cable channel Shop At Home’s “Hope for the Holidays” initiative benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All proceeds from all merchandise sold on the channel for the day go to St. Jude’s. Miller contributes an acoustic, self-accompanied performance of “Oh What a Night in Bethlehem,” from the group’s […]
1999 – Police arrest a stalker at George Harrison’s Hawaiian home. The unemployed Christin Keleher appeared to be living in the empty mansion, using the phone, washing machine and ordering pizza.