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1999 In Music

            List of years in music       (table)
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list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1999.

Events

January

February

March

April

  • George Michael. Proceeds raised at the event went to animal rights causes.
  • April 19Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to a mistake by a Madison Square Garden staff member, the marquee read "Bob Dylan, Tonight at 8pm". Young jokingly introduced one of his guitar players as Bob Dylan during the show.
  • April 20
    • Billy Joel performs at Meadowlands in New Jersey. Joel announces that this would be his last public pop music concert. Joel also announces plans on devoting his future efforts to classical music.
    • Columbine High School massacre takes place in Jefferson County, Colorado, sparking a widespread moral panic that ultimately tries to place the blame on violent media, including music perceived to be violent and/or connected to the goth culture. American rocker Marilyn Manson receives the brunt of the blame, despite evidence that neither of the shooters were fans of his, and recludes, only to address the issue in the form of his fourth studio album. The finger is also pointed at German industrial metal acts Rammstein and KMFDM, of whom the shooters were fans. This sensationalism gradually wanes in the years following, and all three music acts ironically achieve more mainstream acceptance in the U.S. than they had prior to the massacre.
  • April 26 - Musician and former bandleader of The Sound, Adrian Borland, commits suicide in London.
  • April 28Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • April 30Columbine High School massacre: Aerosmith visits Columbine High School shooting victim Lance Kirklin in a Colorado hospital before a concert in Denver, Colorado. Kirklin was one of 24 wounded in the April 20 shooting, 13 others were killed.

May

  • May 1
    • "The Paintings of Paul McCartney" exhibit opens at the Lyz Art Forum in Siegen, Germany. The exhibit features around 70 paintings created by the former Beatle.
    • Musical group Atari Teenage Riot starts a riot in Berlin with their anti-consumer and anti-government lyrics. The riot was stopped with concert goers pleading for peace from the Swat crew ruthlessly beating down pedestrians. This band is under the label Digital Hardcore Recordings.
  • May 18 – The American music group, the Backstreet Boys release their multi-platinum 3rd studio album Millennium, that spawned four Top 40 Billboard singles, and would go on to be the best-selling album of 1999. The album up to today has sold over 40 million copies and is in the 100 best-selling albums of all time.

June

July

August

September

October

November

December



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