December 1998 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD (1998-2019)

Dec 2 American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois

Conan GrayConan Gray (24 years old)

Dec 5 American singer-songwriter (Sunset Season, Superache), born in Lemon Grove, California

  • Dec 17 Manu Ríos, Spanish actor and singer (Elite), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

Dylan WangDylan Wang (24 years old)

Dec 20 Chinese actor and singer (Meteor Garden), born in Chengdu, Sichuan

  • Dec 22 Latto [Alyssa Michelle Stephens], American rapper (Big Energy), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec 27 Briar Nolet, Canadian actress and dancer (The Next Step, Blood Hunters), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 29 Danny Wagner, American drummer (Greta Van Fleet), born in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 19 American actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds American singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2002

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), dies at 84
  • Dec 3 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • Dec 7 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
  • Dec 11 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), dies in a car accident at 30
  • Dec 15 Jan Meyerowitz, German-American composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 21 Karl Denver [Angus McKenzie], Scottish pop singer ("Never Say Goodbye"; "Wimoweh"), dies of a brain tumor at 67
  • Dec 25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • Dec 30 Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)