Deaths in Music in January 1998

  • Jan 4 John Gary, singer, dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 5 Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • Jan 5 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 8 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • Jan 11 Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • Jan 16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American blues musician, dies at 67
  • Jan 19 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • Jan 30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)