Category Archives: Popular Music 1990s

Beach Boy Carl Wilson succumbs to lung cancer 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1998)


Video: 'Carl Wilson - The Beach Boys Endless Harmony'

(Friday, February 6, 1998, evening PST)Carl Wilson, an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys, died tonight at his home in Los Angeles of lung cancer. Continue reading Beach Boy Carl Wilson succumbs to lung cancer 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1998)

Sarah McLachlan performs on ‘Tonight’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 30 1998)


Video: 'Sarah McLachlan on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno'

(Friday, January 30, 1998, 11:35 p.m. EST) — Singer/musician Sarah McLachlan “Sweet Surrender” tonight at NBC Studios in Burbank, California, for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC. Continue reading Sarah McLachlan performs on ‘Tonight’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 30 1998)

Sarah McLachlan performs for VH1’s ‘Storyteller’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 29 1998)


Video: 'Sarah Mclachlan Sweet Surrender'

(Thursday, January 29, 1998) — Singer/musician Sarah McLachlan performed ten songs tonight at Sony Music Studios in New York City for an upcoming episode of “Storytellers,” a television music series produced by the VH1 network. Continue reading Sarah McLachlan performs for VH1’s ‘Storyteller’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 29 1998)

Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins dies 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1998)


Video: 'Carl Perkins Death - Network News Reports - 1998'

(Monday, January 19, 1998, 10:30 a.m. CST)Carl Perkins, the pioneering rockabilly singer, songwriter and guitarist who wrote “Blue Suede Shoes,” died this morning at Jackson-Madison County Hospital in Jackson, Tennessee, from throat cancer. Continue reading Rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins dies 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1998)

BBC airs part 3 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 5 1998)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 3 of 3: Harmony'

(Monday, January 5, 1998, 11:15 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the third of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including former Beatle Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading BBC airs part 3 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 5 1998)