Stones were top-grossing concert tour of 1999

Published Dec. 31, 1999|Updated Sept. 30, 2005

The Rolling Stones led Pollstar's list of 1999's Top 10 grossing concert tours in 1999, earning $64.7-million this year.

Thirteen acts sold more concert tickets this year, but the Stones made the most money because they charged an average of $109.62 per ticket. (Boy band 'N Sync sold nearly 1.8-million concert tickets.)

After the Stones come Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, $61.4-million; 'N Sync, $51.5-million; Dave Matthews Band, $48.5-million; Shania Twain, $40.8-million; Cher, $37.7-million; Backstreet Boys, $37.1-million; Elton John, $32.5-million; George Strait's Country Music Festival, $32.4-million; and Bette Midler, $31.7-million.

Munchkin actor

Monty dies at 95

Harry Monty, who was believed to be the last surviving Munchkin from the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, has died. He was 95. Monty, whose real name was Hymie Lichenstein, died Tuesday in Beverly Hills.

Also a stuntman, Monty was one of the flying monkeys in the landmark Oz, which starred Judy Garland. He considered his role as a Munchkin the most memorable of his half-century on stage and on camera.

_ From Times staff, wires.