1988 in music


1988 in music


This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1988.

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Events



*Peter Ruzicka became director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. [cite web|url=http://www.peter-ruzicka.de/eng/peter_ruzicka_eng.html|title=Curriculum vitae (conductor)|last=unattributed|date=undated|publisher=unidentified publisher|accessdate=2008-09-02]
*Andrew Davis became musical director of Glyndebourne.Fact|date=June 2008
*Acid house music swept the UK. The year would later be known as the "Second Summer of Love".Fact|date=April 2008
*Alice Cooper began production of his album "Trash".Fact|date=June 2008
*Compact discs outsold vinyl records for the first time.Fact|date=April 2008
*"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" experienced a surge in popularity sparked by television commercials featuring claymation raisin figures dancing to the song. The California Raisins version of the song peaked at number 84 on "Billboard"'s Hot 100.Fact|date=June 2008
*January - The Cinemax television special Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night, recorded on September 30, 1987 at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, California, USA, was broadcast.Fact|date=June 2008
*February 13 - Michael Jackson purchased a ranch in Santa Ynez, California, USA. He called his new home "Neverland".Fact|date=June 2008
*February 16 - Billy Vera received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.Fact|date=June 2008
*February 17 - A 12-year old Mötley Crüe fan in Florida, USA, was badly burned while trying to imitate a stunt in the band's "Live Wire" music video and suffered burns over ten percent of his body. Mötley Crüe issued a statement saying the band's stunts should not be tried at home.Fact|date=April 2008
*February 24 - Alice Cooper announced that he was going to run for Governor of Arizona, USA.Fact|date=June 2008
*March 10 - During a concert in Perth, Western Australia, George Michael thanked Tipper Gore, head of the Parents Music Resource Center, for helping the sales of his "Faith" album.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 12 - Record producer Jimmy Iovine presented the Special Olympics with a donation of US$5 million, which was raised with the release of the "A Very Special Christmas" album.Fact|date=April 2008
*March 13 - The 77s, House of Freaks and The Alarm performed at Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, California, USA. Neil Young was in attendance.Fact|date=April 2008
*April – July - Suicidal Tendencies recorded "How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today".Fact|date=June 2008
*April 19 - Former rock and roll singer Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, California, USA.Fact|date=June 2008
*May 1 - Citing the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a judge dropped all charges filed against singer Billy Joel. Joel was being sued by Jack Powers for defamation following an interview with "Playboy magazine" in which he called Powers a "creep".Fact|date=April 2008
*July 1 - Quartetto Cetra played their last concert.Fact|date=June 2008
*August 20 - Two people were crushed to death at the annual Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, UK. during the Guns N' Roses set.Fact|date=April 2008
*August 28 - While travelling down the Ventura Freeway in southern California, USA, the motorhome carrying the Charlie Daniels band burst into flames. Daniels and his band members escaped without injury.Fact|date=April 2008
*September 10 - "Billboard" magazine published its Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for the first time.Fact|date=June 2008
*October 10 - Genesis'88 staged their first illegal Acid House Party in the UK.Fact|date=April 2008
*November - The "Guess The Eddies" contest began, inviting people to guess the identities of the six members of the rock band The Swirling Eddies.
*November 24 - Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos opened their U.S. tour in Atlanta, Georgia.Fact|date=June 2008
*December 4 - Singer Roy Orbison gave his last concert in Akron, Ohio, USA, before his death from a massive heart attack.Fact|date=June 2008
*December 28 - A few days before the release of her new album "Like A Prayer", Madonna filed assault charges against her husband, Sean Penn. Though she later dropped the charges, the couple separated three days later and were divorced soon after, in 1989.Fact|date=April 2008
* December 31 - Genesis & Sunrise/Back to the Future staged the biggest acid house party in the world in a warehouse in Hackney, London, UK, with 5,000 people attending.Fact|date=April 2008

Bands formed, careers began



*After 7
*Anal Cunt
*Awaken [ [http://home.scarlet.be/~ping9712/awaken-story-engl.htm Awaken: biography] ]
*Barenaked Ladies
*B'z
*Baha Men
*Cypress Hill
*Deftones
*Dream Warriors
*The Fauves
*Guttermouth
*Jesus Jones
*Megatherion (pre-Therion)
*Morrissey begins solo career
*Mr. Big
*Nine Inch Nails
*Pennywise
*The Smashing Pumpkins
*Soul II Soul
*Sublime
*The April Skies
*The Sundays
*The Swirling Eddies
*Traveling Wilburys
*Turbonegro
*Warrior Soul

Bands disbanded

*Big Black
*Boøwy
*The Cars
*The Communards
*Reagan Youth (reformed in 2006)
*The Damned
*Dokken
*Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) (reformed in 2000)
*Face to Face
*Fish leaves British neo-progressive rock group Marillion.
*Heaven 17
*The Housemartins
*Lords of the New Church
*The Sound
*Supertramp
*Til Tuesday

Albums released

January

April

July

October

Release Date Unknown

*"47 Song Demo" - Anal Cunt
*"STP Not LSD" - Angry Samoans
*"Pound For Pound" - Anvil
*"69" - A R Kane
*"Sinta" - Asin
*"Live" - Bad Brains
*"Sour Mash" - Beasts of Bourbon
*"I Used to Be an Animal - Eric Burdon
*"You've Always Got the Blues" - Kate Ceberano
*"My Nation Underground" - Julian Cope
*"Earth Covers Earth" - Current 93
*"Swastikas for Noddy" - Current 93
*"What Good Is Grief to a God?" - D.I.
*"Wyau" - Datblygu
*"Leprosy" - Death
*"Rough Night in Jericho" - Dreams So Real
*"Sketsa Rembulan Emas" - Ebiet G. Ade
*"Melissa Etheridge" - Melissa Etheridge
*"Only Life" - The Feelies
*"Train Above the City" - Felt
*"Streets of This Town" - Frehley's Comet
*"Second Sighting" - Steve Forbert
*"Front by Front" - Front 242
*"Convergence" - Front Line Assembly
*"Corrosion" - Front Line Assembly
*"Disorder" - Front Line Assembly
*"You Must Be Certain of the Devil" - Diamanda Galás
*"Today" - Galaxie 500
*"Gipsy Kings" - Gipsy Kings
*"Hell-O" - GWAR
*"Radio Free Albemuth" - Stuart Hamm
*"Young Man Running" - Corey Hart
*"The Xenon Codex" - Hawkwind
*"Sam & Friends" - Sam Hui
*"Colin James" - Colin James
*"Straight out the Jungle" - The Jungle Brothers
*"The Live Album" - Robert Earl Keen
*"Outside the Gate" - Killing Joke
*""Them"" - King Diamond
*"King Kobra III" - King Kobra
*"Lucille" - Little Richard
*"Lillian Axe" - Lillian Axe
*"Chobba B C.C.C.P." - Paul McCartney (limited release)
*"El Mundo" - Mitsou
*"Read All About It" - Newsboys
*"Soliloquy for Lilith" - Nurse With Wound
*"Power Metal" - Pantera
*"The Indescribable Wow" - Sam Phillips
*"North and South" - Gerry Rafferty
*"Nothing Exceeds Like Excess" - Raven
*"New Light Through Old Windows" - Chris Rea
*"Nothing Wrong" - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
*"O Melancolía" - Silvio Rodríguez
*"Hit Me With The Surreal Feel" - Kim Salmon And The Surrealists
*"Volunteer" - Sham 69
*"Hallowed Ground" - Skin Yard
*"Prison Bound" - Social Distortion
*"" - Thompson Twins
*"Against the Flow" - Upper Hutt Posse
*"A Classic Guide To No Man's Land" - Various Artists
*"Let It Bee" - Voice of the Beehive
*"The Live Brain Wedgie/WAD" - Ween
*"Lucinda Williams" - Lucinda Williams
*"E Tü" - Upper Hutt Posse
*"Flag" - Yello
*"Golden Tops" The Zorros

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1988.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1988.

U.S. Best Selling Singles

The following singles achieved the highest [http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1988.htm chart positions] in the U.S. of 1988.

Top 5 selling albums of the year in the US

#George Michael - "Faith"
#Soundtrack - "Dirty Dancing"
#Def Leppard - "Hysteria"
#INXS - "Kick"
#Michael Jackson - "Bad"

Top hits

*"1-2-3" - Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine
*"A Little Respect" - Erasure
*"Acid Man" - Jolly Roger
*"Age Of Reason" - John Farnham
*"All Fired Up" - Pat Benatar
*"Angel of Harlem" - U2
*"Angel" - Aerosmith (released in 1987)
*"Another Lover" - Giant Steps
*"Any Love" - Luther Vandross
*"Another Weekend" - Five Star
*"Anything For You" - Gloria Estefan
*"Atmosphere" - Joy Division (re-release)
*"Bad Medicine" - Bon Jovi
*"Bass (How Low Can You Go)" - Simon Harris
*"Bad Young Brother" - Derek B
*"Beat Dis" - Bomb The Bass
*"Behind the Wheel" - Depeche Mode (released in 1987)
*"Better Be Home Soon" - Crowded House
*"Big Fun" - Inner City
*"Blue Monday 1988" - New Order (remix)
*"Born to Be My Baby" - Bon Jovi
*"Boys (Summertime Love)" - Sabrina Salerno (released in 1987)
*"Breakfast in Bed" - UB40 featuring Chrissie Hynde
*"Bring the Noise" - Public Enemy
*"Buffalo Stance" - Neneh Cherry
*"Burn It Up" - Beatmasters featuring PP Arnold
*"Car Wash/Is It Love You're After" - Rose Royce (re-release)
*"Cars And Girls - Prefab Sprout
*"Can You Party" - Royal House
*"Chains of Love" - Erasure
*"Check This Out" - LA Mix
*"Circle in the Sand" - Belinda Carlisle (released in 1987)
*"Come Into My Life" - Joyce Sims (released in 1987)
*"Copperhead Road" - Steve Earle
*"Crash" - The Primitives
*"Cross My Heart" - Eighth Wonder
*"Cult of Personality" - Living Colour
*"Desire" - U2
*"Devil Inside" - INXS
*"Dignity" - Deacon Blue
*"Dirty Diana" - Michael Jackson
*"Divine Emotions" - Narada Michael Walden
*"Doctorin the House" - Coldcut featuring Yazz and the Plastic Population
*"Doctorin the Tardis - The Timelords
*"Domino Dancing" - Pet Shop Boys
*"Don't Believe the Hype" - Public Enemy
*"Don't Blame It on That Girl / Wap-Bam-Boogie" - Matt Bianco
*"Don't Make Me Wait/Megablast" - Bomb The Bass
*"Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin
*"Drop The Boy" - Bros
*"Everyday Is Like Sunday" - Morrisey
*"Everlasting" - Natalie Cole
*"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Poison
*"Express Yourself" - N.W.A. (relased in 1990 in the UK)
*"Fake 88" - Alexander O'Neal (remix)
*"Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman
*"Fiesta" - Pogues
*"Fine Time" - New Order
*"Follow the Leader" - Eric B. & Rakim
*"Foolish Beat" - Debbie Gibson
*"Forever Young" - Rod Stewart
*"Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" - Billy Ocean
*"Girlfriend" - Pebbles (released in 1987)
*"Give Me The Reason" - Luther Vandross
*"Giving You the Best That I Got" - Anita Baker
*"Got My Mind Set on You" - George Harrison (relased in 1987)
*"Goodgroove" - Derek B
*"Good Life" - Inner City
*"Good Tradition" - Tanita Tikaram
*"Hands to Heaven" - Breathe
*"Happy Ever After" - Julia Fordham
*"Heart" - Pet Shop Boys
*"Heat It Up" - Wee Papa Girl Rappers featuring Two Men & A Drum Machine
*"Heatseeker" - AC/DC
*"Heaven is a Place on Earth" - Belinda Carlisle (released in 1987)
*"Hey Manhattan!" - Prefab Sprout
*"Hole In My Heart" - Cyndi Lauper
*"House Arrest (The Beat Is Law)" - Krush (released in 1987)
*"Hustle! (To the Music...)" - The Funky Worm
*"I Don't Wanna Go On With You Like That" - Elton John
*"I Don't Want to Talk About It" - Everything but the Girl
*"I Gave It Up (When I Fell In Love)" - Luther Vandross
*"I Get Weak" - Belinda Carlisle (released in 1987)
*"I Know You Got Soul" - Eric B. & Rakim
*"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
*"I Owe You Nothing" - Bros
*"I Need You" - BVSMP
*"I Saw Him Standing There - Tiffany
*"I Should Be So Lucky" - Kylie Minogue
*"I Want You Back" - Bananarama
*"I Want Your Love" - Transvision Vamp
*"I'll Be There for You" - Bon Jovi
*"I'll Be With You" - T'Pau
*"I'll House You" - Richie Rich meets The Jungle Brothers
*"I'm Not Scared" - Eighth Wonder
*"I'm Real" - James Brown featuring Full Force
*"I'm Too Scared" - Steven Dante
*"Im Nin'Alu" - Ofra Haza
*"In My Dreams" - Will Downing
*"In The Air Tonight" - Phil Collins (remix)
*"Is This Love" - Whitesnake
*"It Must Have Been Love" - Magnum
*"It Takes Two" - Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
*"Jack To The Sound Of The Underground" - Hithouse
*"Joe le Taxi" - Vanessa Paradis (released in 1987)
*"John Skero Goes West" - John Skero
*"Johnny B. Goode" - Judas Priest
*"Jour de neige" - Elsa Lunghini
*"Just like Paradise" - David Lee Roth
*"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys
*"Lead Me On" - Amy Grant
*"Left to My Own Devices" - Pet Shop Boys
*"Look Away" - Chicago
*"Love Bites" - Def Leppard (released in 1987)
*"Love Changes (Everything)" - Climie Fisher (remix/released in 1987)
*"Lucretia My Reflection" - Sisters of Mercy
*"Make It Real" - The Jets
*"Make Me Lose Control" - Eric Carmen
*"Mary's Prayer" - Danny Wilson (released in 1987)
*"Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson
*"Maybe (We Should Call It A Day)" - Hazel Dean
*"Mercedes Boy" - Pebbles
*"Monkey" - George Michael
*"Moonchild" - Fields of the Nephilim
*"Mountain Song" - Jane's Addiction
*"Mystify" - INXS (released 1989 in the UK)
*"Need You Tonight" - INXS (relased in 1987)
*"Never Gonna Give You Up" - Rick Astley (released in 1987)
*"Never Knew Love Like This" - Alexander O'Neal
*"Never Tear Us Apart" - INXS
*"New Sensation" - INXS
*"Nothing But A Good Time" - Poison
*"Nothing Can Divide Us" - Jason Donovan
*"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" - Glenn Medeiros
*"Nuit de folie" - Début de Soirée
*"On the edge of a broken heart" - Vixen
*"One More Try" - George Michael
*"One" - Metallica
*"Orange Crush" - R.E.M. (released 1989 in the UK)
*"Orinoco Flow" - Enya
*"Paradise" - Sade
*"Paradise City" -Guns N' Roses
*"Parents Just Don't Understand" - DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince
*"The Payback Mix" - James Brown
*"People Are Strange" - Echo & the Bunnymen
*"People Have the Power" – Patti Smith
*"Piano in the Dark" - Brenda Russell
*"Pink Cadillac" - Natalie Cole
*"Pour Some Sugar on Me" - Def Leppard (released in 1987)
*"Pourvu qu'elles soient douces" - Mylène Farmer
*"Push It/Tramp" - Salt-N-Pepa
*"Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - Annie Lennox & Al Green
*"Quelque chose dans mon cœur" - Elsa Lunghini
*"Quelque part au Soleil" - Dalida (inédit)
*"Rag Doll" - Aerosmith
*"Real Gone Kid" - Deacon Blue
*"Revolution Baby" - Transvision Vamp
*"Rise To The Occasion (Hip Hop Mix)" - Climie Fisher (remix/released in 1987)
*"Rok Da House" - The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew (remix/released in 1987)
*"Roll With It" - Steve Winwood
*"Roses Are Red" - Mac Band featuring McCampbell Brothers
*"Run's House" - Run-D.M.C.
*"Saved By Love" - Amy Grant
*"I Say a Little Prayer" - Bomb The Bass
*"Seasons Change" - Exposé
*"Shaday" - Ofra Haza
*"Shake Your Thang (It's Your Thing)" - Salt-N-Pepa featuring E.U.
*"Ship Of Fools" - Erasure
*"Sidewalking" - The Jesus and Mary Chain
*"Sign Your Name" - Terence Trent D'Arby (released in 1987)
*"Simply Irresistible" - Robert Palmer
*"Smooth Criminal" - Michael Jackson
*"So Excellent / I Go! I Go!" - Kylie Mole
*"Stakker Humanoid" - Humanoid
*"Stand" - R.E.M.
*"Stand Up for Your Love Rights" - Yazz
*"Stay on These Roads" - a-ha
*"Stop!" - Erasure
*"Stop This Crazy Thing" - Coldcut featuring Junior Reid & The Ahead Of Our Time Orchestra
*"Straight Outta Compton" - N.W.A.
*"Stutter Rap ( No Sleep 'Til Bedtime )" - Morris Minor and the Majors
*"Superfly Guy" - S-Express
*"Suedehead" - Morrissey
*"Superstitious" - Europe
*"Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (released in 1987)
*"Tell It to My Heart" - Taylor Dayne (released in 1987)
*"That's the Way I Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" - AC/DC
*"The Blood That Moves The Body" - a-ha
*"The Jack That House Built" - Jack 'N' Chill (released in 1987)
*"The King Of Rock 'N' Roll - Prefab Sprout
*"The Lovers" - Alexander O'Neal
*"The Only Way Is Up" - Yazz and the Plastic Population
*"The Party" - Kraze
*"The Promise" - When in Rome
*"The Twist (Yo Twist)" - Fat Boys & Chubby Checker
*"There's More To Love" - Communards
*"Theme from S-Express" - S-Express
*"This Brutal House" - Nitro Deluxe
*"This Is Your Life" - The Blow Monkeys
*"Tired of Getting Pushed Around" - Two Men, a Drum Machine and a Trumpet
*"Tougher Than The Rest" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Together Forever" - Rick Astley
*"Twist in My Sobriety" - Tanita Tikaram
*"Twist and Shout" - Salt-N-Pepa
*"Two Strong Hearts" - John Farnham
*"Un Roman d'amitié (Friend You Give Me a Reason)" - Elsa Lunghini and Glenn Medeiros
*"Waiting For A Star To Fall" - Boy Meets Girl (released on December 10, 1988)
*"Like A Prayer" - Madonna (released on December 17, 1988)
*"We Call it Acieeed!" - D Mob featuring Gary Haisman
*"Wee Rule" - Wee Papa Girl Rappers
*"Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns N' Roses (released in 1987)
*"(What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me" - Alexander O'Neal
*"What You See Is What You Get" - Glen Goldsmith
*"What I Am" - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians (released 1989 in the UK)
*"When We Was Fab" - George Harrison
*"When Will I Be Famous" - Bros
*"When You Come" - Crowded House
*"When You Put Your Heart In It" - Kenny Rogers
*"Wild: Wild West!" - Escape Club
*"Wild World" - Maxi Priest
*"Wishing Well" - Terence Trent D'Arby (released in 1987)
*"You Are The One" - a-ha
*"You Came" - Kim Wilde
*"You Placed A Chill In My Heart - Eurythmics

Classical music

*Gerald Barry - "Cheveux-de-frise"
*Luciano Berio - "Sequenza XI"
*George Crumb - "Zeitgeist (Tableaux Vivants)" for two amplified pianos
*Peter Maxwell Davies - oboe concerto, trumpet concerto no. 1 (from the Strathclyde Concertos)
*Mario Davidovsky - "Synchronisms No. 9" for violin and tape
*Joël-François Durand - "Die innere Grenze" for string sextet
*Michael Finnissy - "Red Earth" for orchestra
*Henryk Górecki - "String Quartet No. 1, "Already it is Dusk"
*Stephen Hartke - "Pacific Rim Overture"
*Vagn Holmboe - "Symphony No. 12", M. 338
*Nicholas Jackson - "Variations on ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty’"
*António Chagas Rosa - "Piano Sonata"
*Bogusław Schaeffer - "Concerto for Piano Duet and Orchestra"
*Alfred Schnittke - "Piano Quartet"; "Symphony No. 5/ Concerto Grosso No. 4"; "Concerto for Piano four hands and Orchestra"; "Klingende Buchstaben"
*Peter Sculthorpe - "Kakadu"
*Philip Sparke - "Concerto Grosso"
*Tōru Takemitsu - "Tree Line" for chamber orchestra
*John Tavener - "The Akathist of Thanksgiving"
*Takashi Yoshimatsu - "Concerto for Bassoon "Unicorn Circuit"

Opera

*Philip Glass - "1000 Airplanes on the Roof"

Musical theater

* "Bitter Sweet" (Noel Coward) - London revival
* "Chess" (Tim Rice, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus) - Broadway production
* "The Phantom of the Opera" (Andrew Lloyd Webber) - Broadway production
* "Sarafina" Broadway production

Births

* January 14:
**Jordy, French singer
**January 14 - Mikalah Gordon, "American Idol" contestant
* January 25 - Yasmien Kurdi, Fillipina pop singer
* February 3 - Cho Kyu Hyun, Korean pop singer
* February 7 - Ai Kago, Japanese pop singer
* February 18 - Shim Chang Min, Korean pop singer
* February 20 - Rihanna, Barbadian pop singer
* February 23 - Ashley Cooper, New Zealand pop singer
* February 27 - JD Natasha, American Latin music artist
* February 28 - Milly Edwards, Australian Idol contestant
* March 2 - Nadine Samonte, German pop singer
* March 6 - Agnes Carlsson, Swedish pop singer
* March 10 - Patrick Henry Hughes, American tenor and trumpeter
* April 6 - Raymond David Henriksen, Norwegian singer
* April 24 - Natalie Zahra, Australian Idol contestant
* April 25 - Sara Paxton, American singer/actress
* April 29 - Younha, Japanese & Korean pop singer
* May 2 - Guilherme Rodrigues, Portuguese jazz musician
* May 5 - Brooke Hogan, American pop singer
* May 5 - Skye Sweetnam, Canadian pop singer
* May 13 - Casey Donovan, "Australian Idol" winner
* May 17 - Kate Markin, "Best Aussie Out" winner
* May 24 - Billy Gilman, American country singer
* June 1 - Nami Tamaki, Japanese singer
* June 6 - Neha Kakkar, Indian pop singer
* June 12 - Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter
* June 16 - Keshia Chante, Canadian urban singer
* June 19 - Magdalena Diaków, Polish pop singer
* June 20 - May J., Japanese R&B singer
* June 22 - Miliyah Kato, Japanese R&B singer
* June 29 - Martina Šindlerová, Slovak pop singer
* July 2 - Amali Ward, Australian Idol contestant
* July 7 - Kaci Brown, American pop/R&B singer
* July 12 - Melissa O'Neil, "Canadian Idol" winner
* July 25 - Sarah Geronimo, Fillipina pop singer
* August 2 - Brittany Hargest, American pop singer
* August 14 - Shahd Barmada, Arabian Idol contestant
* August 27 - Alexa Vega, American pop singer
* August 31 - Megan McCauley, American pop singer
* September 8 - Gustav Schäfer, Drummer to German band Tokio Hotel
* September 16: Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter
* September 22 - Bethany Dillon, American Christian music artist
* September 30 - Jyongri, Japanese pop singer
* October 4 - Jessica Benson, American R&B singer
* October 11 - Knut Eirik Kokkin, Norwegian singer
* October 20 - Risa Niigaki, Japanese pop singer
* October 23 - Caleigh Peters, American pop singer
* October 24 - Cory Bold, American hip hop musician
* November 10 - Chisaki Hama, Japanese singer
* November 28 - Scarlett Pomers, American singer/actress
* December 19 - Paulina Gretzky, American pop singer
* December 23 - Eri Kamei, Japanese pop singer
* December 27 - Hayley Williams, American singer, Paramore
* December 30 - James Hall, British singer-songwriter

Deaths

* January 13 - Radamés Gnattali, Brazilian composer
* January 15 - Andy Gibb, singer, horror drug overdose
* January 19 - Evgeny Mravinsky, conductor
* February 9 - Kurt Herbert Adler, conductor and opera administrator
* February 14 - Frederic Loewe, composer of musicals
* February 27 - Gene De Paul, pianist and composer
* March 6 - Jeanne Aubert, singer
* March 7 - Divine, singer
* March 8 - Henryk Szeryng, violinist
* March 10 - William Wordsworth, Scottish composer
* March 15 - Frank Perkins, American song composer
* March 20 - Gil Evans, Canadian jazz pianist, composer and bandleader
* April 3 - Kai Ewans, Danish jazz musician
* April 7 - Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer
* April 9:
**Brook Benton, complications of spinal meningitis.
**Dave Prater, of Sam & Dave, car accident
* April 15 - Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist, from complications of AIDS
* April 29 - James McCracken, tenor
* May 1 - Claude Demetrius, songwriter
* May 10 - Ciaran Bourke, The Dubliners
* May 13 - Chet Baker, jazz musician
* May 21 - Sammy Davis, Sr., vaudeville performer
* May 22 - Dennis Day, US singer
* June 25 - Hillel Slovak, Red Hot Chili Peppers, guitarist
* July 2 - Eddie Vinson, jazz/blues musician
* July 18 - Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor
* July 20 - Richard Holm, German operatic tenor
* August 8 - Félix Leclerc, folk singer
* August 9 - Giacinto Scelsi, composer
* August 24 - Kenneth Leighton, English composer
* August - Tenor Saw, dancehall artist, 22
* September 23 - Arwel Hughes, composer and conductor
* September 26 - Lord Melody, calypso musician
* October 7 - Billy Daniels, singer
* October 15 - Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, British Parsi composer, music journalist and pianist
* October 18 - Sir Frederick Ashton, dancer and choreographer
* October 19 - Son House, blues musician
* October 20 - Mogens Wöldike, Danish conductor
* November 11 - William Ifor Jones, conductor
* November 13:
**Antal Doráti, conductor
**Jaromír Vejvoda, Czech composer
* November 26 - Antonio Estévez, composer
* December 2 - Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra)
* December 6 - Roy Orbison, singer, heart attack.
* December 16 - Sylvester James, R&B singer, disco performer
* December 21 - Paul Avron Jeffreys , Cockney Rebel
* December 25 - Evgeny Golubev, Russian composer

Most Critically Acclaimed Songs of 1988

This list is taken from Acclaimedmusic.net. [ [http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/ Acclaimed Music ] ]

Songs
*1. "Teenage Riot", Sonic Youth
*2. "F*** tha Police", N.W.A.
*3. "Freak Scene", Dinosaur Jr.
*4. "It Takes Two", Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
*5. "Fast Car", Tracy Chapman
*6. "Buffalo Stance", Neneh Cherry
*7. "Gigantic", Pixies
*8. "Don't Believe the Hype", Public Enemy
*9. "Straight Outta Compton", N.W.A.
*10. "Waiting Room", Fugazi

Awards

*The following artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, and The Supremes.

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1988

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1988

Charts

List of No. 1 Hits

*Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1988

See also

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References

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