On This Day

January 17, 1996 in Music History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Music

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: David Bowie; Jefferson Airplane; Little Willie John; Gladys Knight and the Pips; Pink Floyd; The Shirelles; The Velvet Underground; Pete Seeger; and Tom Donahue

Deaths in Music

  • Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • Robert Covington, American drummer and singer, dies at 54
1996 in Music