1996 in Music History

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Events in Music

Events 1 - 24 of 24

Jan 14th - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
Jan 26th - "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
Jan 29th - 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
Jan 29th - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
Jan 29th - La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
Feb 13th - Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway
Feb 13th - Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'
Feb 28th - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
Mar 25th - Ice Dance Championship at Edmonton won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
Mar 27th - "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 118 performances
Mar 29th - 10th Soul Train Music Awards: Patti Labelle, Boyz II Men
Apr 7th - Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win Singer Cup in Singapore
Apr 24th - 31st Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, and Patty Loveless win
Actress/Singer Idina MenzelActress/Singer Idina Menzel Apr 29th - "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC
May 18th - 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing "The Voice" in Oslo
Jun 10th - 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
Jun 30th - "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
Jul 1st - Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
Sep 4th - 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrisett & Smashing Pumpkins win
Sep 7th - Rap artist Tupac Shahur shot multiple times in drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later
Sep 8th - Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo
Sep 29th - Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)
Oct 2nd - 30th Country Music Association Award: Brooks & Dunn win
Singer-Songwriter Alanis MorissetteSinger-Songwriter Alanis Morissette Dec 4th - 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5

Feb 7th - Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer
Apr 18th - Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian Singer
Aug 21st - Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress
Oct 14th - Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna
Singer LordeSinger Lorde (Nov 7th) Nov 7th - Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], Auckland, New Zealand Singer (Royals)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 167

Jan 1st - Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
Jan 4th - Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
Jan 5th - Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
Jan 5th - Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
Jan 6th - Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
Jan 8th - William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
Jan 8th - Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
Jan 11th - Ike Isaacs, guitarist, dies at 76
Jan 14th - Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
Jan 15th - Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
Jan 16th - Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
Jan 17th - Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
Jan 17th - Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
Jan 20th - Buster Benton, singer/guitarist, dies at 63
Jan 20th - Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
Jan 20th - Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
Jan 25th - Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
Jan 26th - Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
Jan 26th - Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
Feb 2nd - Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Singing in the Rain), dies at 83
Feb 3rd - Wild Jimmy Spruill, blues guitarist, dies at 61
Feb 5th - Antonio Ruiz Soler, spanish dancer, dies at 74
Feb 5th - Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor, dies at 86
Feb 7th - Isian Kehinde I K Dairo, musician/academic, dies at 65
Feb 7th - Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
Feb 7th - Tiny Winters, musician, dies at 87
Feb 8th - Mercer Kennedy Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76
Feb 13th - Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
Feb 16th - Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, American blues singer/guitarist, dies at 80
Feb 17th - [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
Feb 20th - Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
Feb 21st - Morton Gould, composer, dies at 82
Feb 23rd - George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
Feb 24th - Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
Feb 29th - Wes Farrell, songwriter, dies at 56
Mar 6th - Herbert "Herb" Hall, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 88
Mar 8th - Paul Lewis Harrhy, actor/opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
Mar 9th - George Burns, American actor and singer (b. 1896)
Mar 15th - Olga Rudge, violinist, dies at 100
Mar 16th - Joseph Lee Pope, singer, dies at 62
Mar 17th - Terry Stafford, American singer (b. 1941)
Mar 19th - Christopher John Magenis Headington, musician, dies at 65
Mar 20th - Alan Ridout, composer, dies at 61
Mar 22nd - Don Murray, American musician (The Turtles) (b. 1945)
Mar 24th - Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga, singer, dies at 66
Mar 31st - Jeffrey Lee Pierce, musician, dies at 37
Apr 1st - Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
Apr 3rd - Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman, dies at 59
Apr 4th - Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
Apr 4th - Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
Apr 8th - Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
Apr 14th - Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
Apr 16th - Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
Apr 16th - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
Apr 23rd - Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70
May 1st - William Mitchell Byers, musician, dies on 79th birthday
May 11th - Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
May 11th - Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46
May 15th - George M Tindley, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 57
May 17th - Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
May 17th - Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (b. 1966)
May 20th - Jack Wyngaard, dancer, dies at 37
May 21st - Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60
May 24th - Jacob R Druckman, composer, dies at 67
May 25th - Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
May 26th - Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
May 27th - Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
May 29th - James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
May 29th - Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
May 30th - Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
May 30th - John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
May 31st - Elsbeary Hobbs, singer, dies at 59
Jun 1st - Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
Jun 9th - Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
Jun 11th - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer, dies at 49
Jun 14th - Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
Jazz Musician Ella FitzgeraldJazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald (Jun 15th) Jun 15th - Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78
Jun 15th - Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician, dies at 88
Jun 19th - Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
Jun 19th - Vivian Ellis, composer, dies at 91
Jun 28th - Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
Jul 8th - James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
Jul 11th - Louis Gottlieb, musician, dies at 72
Jul 12th - Gottfried von Einem, composer, dies at 78
Jul 12th - Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist (Smashing Pumpkins), dies of heorin OD
Jul 16th - John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48
Jul 17th - Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
Jul 17th - [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
Jul 17th - Chris Komar, dancer, dies at 48
Jul 19th - Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician, dies at 77
Jul 22nd - Robert Collins, keyboard player, dies at 33
Jul 22nd - Tamara Danz, singer, dies at 43
Jul 26th - Evelyn Levine, composer, dies at 94
Jul 28th - Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
Jul 29th - Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
Jul 31st - Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)
Aug 1st - John Lanigan, tenor, dies at 75
Aug 1st - Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
Aug 8th - Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
Aug 11th - Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63

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