May 1998 in Music

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Events in Music

  • May 9 43rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dana International for Israel wins singing "Diva" in Birmingham

Weddings in Music

  • May 3 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless

HeartWedding of Interest

May 31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 Hideto "hide" Matsumoto, Japanese musician (b. 1964)
  • May 5 Syd Lawrence, British bandleader (Syd Lawrence Orchestra), dies at 74
  • May 7 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer (I Love a Rainy Night), dies at 56
  • May 9 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress and singer (Hello Frisco, Hello, Fallen Angel, Stowaway), dies of stomach cancer at 83

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

May 14 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls") , dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • May 31 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, dies at 76