August 1996 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Punk rock band the Ramones perform for the last time at the Palace in Hollywood

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • Aug 11 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Aug 21 "Hughie" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 21 Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 8 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • Aug 11 Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • Aug 11 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), dies at 82
  • Aug 13 David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
  • Aug 20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • Aug 25 Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
  • Aug 31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85