On This Day

October 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Oct 3 Farm Aid 11 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Phish, Steve Earle, Wilco, and Del McCoury Band

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
Singer-Songwriter John Mellencamp
Singer-Songwriter
John Mellencamp

Music releaseMusic Single

Oct 23 Britney Spears releases her debut single "Baby One More Time"

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Oct 31 American jam band Phish performs The Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" as a musical costume during a show at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Paradise, Nevada

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 6 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
  • Oct 22 Roddy Ricch [Rodderick Moore Jr. ], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial), born in Compton, California

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 1 Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, takes her own life after a brain disease diagnosis, at 70
  • Oct 2 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • Oct 7 Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • Oct 8 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer (Ultimele zile, ultimele ore/The Last Days, the Last Hours), and pedagogue, dies at 72
  • Oct 14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • Oct 29 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90