December 1996 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 4 7th Billboard Music Awards: Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette
  • Dec 5 "Dreams & Nightmares" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Dec 8 "God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Dec 19 "Once Upon a Matress" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 187 performances
  • Dec 29 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • Dec 29 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
  • Dec 29 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York


Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Irving Gordon, songwriter, dies at 81
  • Dec 5 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 9 Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • Dec 13 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Irving Caesar, songwriter, dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Ruby Murray, singer, dies at 61
  • Dec 18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Rina Ketty, singer, dies at 85
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Scott, musician/club-owner, dies at 69
  • Dec 29 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • Dec 31 Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63