June 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 7 52nd Tony Awards: "The Lion King" (musical) and '"Art" (play) win

Music City News Awards

Jun 15 32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus win

  • Jun 21 "Don't Be Cruel" second studio album by Bobby Brown is released (Grammy Award Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, 1990)

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Primal Scream, Blur, and Pulp headline; other performers include Bob Dylan, Tony Bennett, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Tori Amos, The Foo Fighters, and Hothouse Flowers

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 4 Central Cee [Oakley Caesar-Su], English rapper and songwriter (Doja), born in London, England
  • Jun 5 Dave [David Omoregie], English rapper, singer-songwriter, actor (Psychodrama), born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Jonah Marais, American pop singer (Why Don't We)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Poul Bundgaard, Danish comic actor (Olsen-banden films) and operetta singer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1958-73), dies at 75
  • Jun 6 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 6 Svend Simon Schultz, Danish composer, dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Steve Sanders, American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 45
  • Jun 12 Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz; That's My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75
  • Jun 25 Lounès Matoub, Kabylian singer-songwriter, guitar and mandole player, and Berber rights activist,, assassinated by the Armed Islamic Group (GIA) at 42
  • Jun 25 Richard Bales, American composer (National Gallery of Art orchestra), dies at 83
  • Jun 29 Horst Jankowski, German jazz and easy listening pianist ("A Walk In The Black Forest"), dies of lung cancer at 62