Year 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • Jan 3 American "Hee Haw" banjo player Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
  • Jan 4 Anton Chekov's dramatic play "Ivanov", translated and adapted by David Hare, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 51 performances
  • Jan 4 Jeffrey Stock and Susan Birkenhead's musical "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 85 performances
  • Jan 4 Second successful revival of by Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", starring Nathan Lane, closes at St James, NYC, after 715 performances and 1 Tony Award
  • Jan 11 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Jan 12 13th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Eagles; Fleetwood Mac; Mamas and Papas; Lloyd Price; Santana; Gene Vincent; "Jelly Roll" Morton; and Allen Toussaint
  • Jan 13 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC
  • Jan 18 Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's musical "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater, NYC; runs for 834 performances
  • Jan 25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
  • More Events in Music

Music Awards in 1998

Musicians Married in 1998

  • Feb 22 Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England
  • Apr 30 Irish "Boyzone" singer Ronan Keating (21) weds Irish model Yvonne Connolly (24) on the Caribbean isle of Nevis; separate in 2010, divorce in 2015
  • May 3 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York

Musicians Divorces in 1998


More Weddings & Divorces in Music