On This Day

August 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Single

Aug 3 Irish band Boyzone release their best-selling single "No Matter What" composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman

Singer Ronan Keating
Singer
Ronan Keating
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 25 "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill

Birthdays in Music

Person of interestShawn Mendes

Aug 8 Shawn Mendes, Canadian singer-songwriter (Handwritten, Treat You Better), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-Songwriter Shawn Mendes
Singer-Songwriter
Shawn Mendes
  • Aug 25 China Anne McClain, American actress and singer (The Gospel, Daddy's Little Girls), born in Decatur, Georgia

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 3 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • Aug 11 Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, dies at 96
  • Aug 13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (Mirza, Cornichons), dies at 63
  • Aug 20 Raquel Rastenni, Danish singer ("Seven Lonely Days"), dies at 82
  • Aug 24 Gene Page, American arranger, composer, and record producer (Righteous Brothers, Whitney Houston), dies at 58
  • Aug 29 Charlie Feathers, American country music and rockabilly singer-songwriter, and musician ("Can't Hardly Stand It"), dies at from stroke complications at 66