On This Day

December 1998 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Juice Wrld [Jarad Higgins], American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)

Dylan Wang

Dec 20 Dylan Wang [Wang Hedi], Chinese actor and singer (Meteor Garden), born in Chengdu, Sichuan

Actor Dylan Wang
Actor
Dylan Wang
  • 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 Actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California

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)