On This Day

March 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Mar 1 Yasmina Reza's French stage comedy "Art", starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber, and Alfred Molina opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 600 performances

Music History

Mar 9 Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment signs then unknown rapper Eminem

  • Mar 12 "The Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Music History

Mar 15 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret", starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson, opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC; runs for 2,377 performances and wins 4 Tony Awards

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 13 Jack Harlow, American rapper (Whats Poppin), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Divorces in Music

Mariah Carey

Mar 5 Singer Mariah Carey and music mogul Tommy Mottola divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 7 Leopoldine "Leonie" Rysanek, Austrian dramatic soprano (Vienna State Opera 1954-96; Metropolitan Opera, 1959-96), dies of bone cancer at 71
  • Mar 12 Judge Dread [Alexander Hughes] English reggae musician, dies from a heart attack at 52
  • Mar 17 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 George Howard, American smooth jazz saxophonist (Dream Ride), dies of colon cancer at 41
  • Mar 21 Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)