September 1998 in Music History

Events in Music

Album Release

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

Album Release

Sep 29 Reprise Records releases "Taming The Tiger", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 16th studio album

Weddings in Music

Melanie Brown

Sep 13 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Dutch dancer Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire; divorce in 2000

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 9 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • Sep 9 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • Sep 10 Vernon Guy, American R&B and gospel singer (Cool Sounds; Sharpees), dies in a car accident at 53
  • Sep 14 (Laten) Johnny Adams, American blues, jazz and gospel singer (Reconsider Me), dies of prostate cancer at 66
  • Sep 17 William Hugh Albright, American composer and musician, dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Russell Smith, American composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Betty Carter, American jazz singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 69