On This Day

January 1998 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • Jan 4 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • Jan 4 "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Jan 4 "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • Jan 11 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Jan 13 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC
  • Jan 18 "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater NYC
  • Jan 25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • Jan 25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • Jan 26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
  • Jan 29 "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
  • Jan 29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Silentó [Ricky Hawk] American rapper "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", born in Atlanta, Georgia

Person of interestXXXTentacion

Jan 23 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Plantation, Florida (d. 2018)

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion
  • Jan 28 Ariel Winter, American actress (Modern Family) and singer, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 John Gary [Strader], American singer (Cold), dies of cancer at 65
  • Jan 5 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 5 Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • Jan 5 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 8 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • Jan 11 Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (Fidelio), dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • Jan 16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American blues musician, dies at 67
  • Jan 19 Carl Perkins, American singer and songwriter (Blue Suede Shoes), dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Justin Tubb, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 62
  • Jan 26 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • Jan 30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, dies at 70