2018 in Music

Events in Music


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Jan 13 Actor Mark Wahlberg donates his $1.5m reshoot fee "All the Money in the World" to "Time's Up" movement after revelation co-star Michelle Williams only paid $1000

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
Actress Michelle Williams
Actress
Michelle Williams

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Jan 23 Singer Neil Diamond retires after being diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 60th Grammy Awards: Bruno Mars wins Best Song "That's What I Like," and Best Album "24K Magic"

Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
Bruno Mars

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Feb 27 Barbara Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Weddings in Music


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Jan 3 Actress Ellen Page reveals she has married dancer Emma Portner

Actress Ellen Page
Actress
Ellen Page

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Jan 8 Singer Ricky Martin reveals he has married Jwan Yosef

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Bra Willie [Keorapetse Kgositsile], South African poet and political activist (Point of Departure: Fire Dance Fire Song), dies at 79
  • Jan 4 Ray Thomas, English rock vocalist and flautist (Moody Blues-Legend Of A Mind), dies at 76
  • Jan 5 José Molina [Quijada], Spanish-born American flamenco dancer, dies of lung cancer at 81
  • Jan 7 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70
  • Jan 8 Denise LaSalle [Ora Denise Allen], American blues and R&B singer recognized as the "Queen of the Blues" (Trapped by a Thing Called Love), dies from complications from surgery at 78
  • Jan 9 Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), dies at 76
  • Jan 10 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), dies from pneumonia at 67
  • Jan 14 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • Jan 15 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries, Zombie, Linger), dies at 46
  • Jan 15 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • Jan 23 Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, anti-apartheid activist (I Am Not Afraid), described as the "father of South African jazz," dies at 78
  • Jan 24 Mark E. Smith, British rock vocalist (The Fall, The Post-Nearly Man), dies after a long illness at 60
  • Jan 25 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91
  • Jan 30 Mark Salling, American actor and musician (Glee), commits suicide at 35
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone), dies following a stroke at 74
  • Feb 7 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), dies at 76
  • Feb 28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88
  • Mar 6 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), dies at 83
  • Mar 11 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," dies of complications from a chest infection at 90
  • Mar 12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Mar 12 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47
  • Mar 12 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80