On This Day

September 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

Music awardsVideo Music Awards

Sep 10 15th MTV Video Music Awards: Madonna & Will Smith win

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Actor Will Smith
Will Smith

Music awardsMusic Awards

Sep 23 32nd Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
Country Singer Trisha Yearwood
Country Singer
Trisha Yearwood

Music releaseAlbum Release

Sep 29 Mercury Records releases Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach's collaborative album "Painted from Memory"

Singer-Songwriter Elvis Costello
Elvis Costello

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 13 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 9 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 9 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • Sep 10 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds; Sharpees), dies in a car accident at 53
  • Sep 25 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Betty Carter, American jazz singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 69