1998 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 17 of 17

Jan 25th - Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
Jan 25th - Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
Jan 26th - 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
Jan 29th - Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Feb 1st - "Street Corner Symphony," closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf
Feb 24th - Elton John knighted
Feb 25th - 40th Grammy Awards: "Sunny Came Home" best song, Paula Cole best new artist
Feb 27th - 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win
Mar 12th - "Sound of Music," opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
Apr 3rd - World Ice Dance Figure Skating Championship in Minn
Apr 22nd - 33rd Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and George Strait win
May 9th - 43rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dana International for Israel wins singing "Diva" in Birmingham
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks Jun 15th - 32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus wins
Sep 10th - 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win
Sep 23rd - 32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win
Nov 17th - Whitney Houston releases "My Love is Your Love"
Nov 17th - Mariah Carey releases "#1's"

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2

Oct 6th - Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
Dec 4th - Olawoyin Olufemi, Nigerian Musician

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 53 of 53

Jan 4th - John Gary, singer, dies at 65
Jan 5th - Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
Jan 5th - Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
Jan 5th - Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
Jan 8th - Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
Jan 11th - Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
Jan 15th - Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
Jan 16th - David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
Jan 19th - Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
Jan 26th - S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
Jan 26th - Shinichi Suzuki, music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
Jan 30th - Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
Feb 5th - Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
Feb 6th - Carl Wilson, rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
Feb 6th - [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
Feb 7th - Carl Dean Wilson, musician, dies at 51
Feb 17th - Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
Feb 18th - Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
Feb 22nd - Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
Feb 25th - Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
Mar 12th - Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
Mar 20th - George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
Apr 1st - Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (b. 1963)
Apr 5th - Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette (Apr 6th) Apr 6th - Tammy Wynette, American country singer, dies at 55
Apr 6th - Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
Apr 7th - Broery Marantika, Indonesian singer
Apr 9th - Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (b. 1953)
May 2nd - Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
May 7th - Eddie Rabbitt, American musician (b. 1941)
May 14th - Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82
Jun 3rd - Poul Bundgaard, Danish actor and singer (b. 1922)
Jun 25th - Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956)
Jun 29th - Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
Jul 12th - Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
Jul 22nd - Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (b. 1929)
Jul 25th - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra (May 14th) Aug 3rd - Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
Aug 13th - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
Aug 20th - Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer (b. 1915)
Sep 9th - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
Sep 26th - Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
Oct 1st - Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
Oct 2nd - Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
Oct 14th - Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
Oct 29th - Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
Nov 27th - Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
Dec 3rd - Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
Dec 7th - John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
Dec 11th - Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
Dec 21st - Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
Dec 25th - Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
Dec 30th - Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)

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