August 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Aug 6 American punk rock band "The Ramones" perform for the last time, at the Palace in Hollywood, California

  • Aug 8 American jazz artist Mel Tormé (70), suffers a stroke, ending his 65-year singing career
  • Aug 11 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances

Music History

Aug 21 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 21 Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Aug 30 Trevor Jackson, American actor, singer-songwriter (Grown-ish), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Frida Boccara, French singer, dies at 55
  • Aug 1 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • Aug 8 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 8 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • Aug 11 Mel Taylor, American rock drummer (The Ventures, 1962-73 and 1979-96), dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 11 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), dies at 82
  • Aug 13 David Tudor, American pianist and composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Sergiu Celibidache, Romanian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic, 1945-57; Munich Philharmonic, 1979-96), and educator, dies at 84
  • Aug 19 Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), dies at 70
  • Aug 20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer ("Ton Steine Scherben"), dies at 46
  • Aug 22 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 25 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85