On This Day

July 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera

Opera Singer and Conductor Plácido Domingo
Opera Singer and Conductor
Plácido Domingo

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 8 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • Jul 9 "Blue" debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1997)
  • Jul 14 "How To Succeed in Business..." closes at R Rodgers NYC after 548 performances
  • Jul 14 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 11 Alessia Cara, Canadian singer-songwriter (How Far I'll Go), born in Brampton, Ontario

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • Jul 8 James Woodie Alexander, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 80
  • Jul 11 Louis Gottlieb, American musician (The Limeliters), dies at 72
  • Jul 11 Florrie Rodrigo, Dutch dancer, choreography and teacher (Schepelingen), dies at 102
  • Jul 12 Gottfried von Einem, composer, dies at 78
  • Jul 12 Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist (Smashing Pumpkins), dies of heorin OD
  • Jul 16 John Panozzo, American rock drummer (Styx), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 47
  • Jul 17 Amancio D'Silva, musician, dies at 60
  • Jul 17 [Bryan] Chas Chandler, English rock bassist (The Animals-House of the Rising Sun) and manager of Jimi Hendrix, dies at 57
  • Jul 17 Chris Komar, American dancer, dies of aids at 48
  • Jul 19 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician, dies at 77
  • Jul 22 Robert Collins, keyboard player, dies at 33
  • Jul 22 Tamara Danz, German singer (Silly), dies of cancer at 43
  • Jul 26 Evelyn Levine, American composer (Scarlet Ribbons), dies at 94
  • Jul 28 Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
  • Jul 28 Marguerite "Marge" Ganser, pop singer (The Shangri-Las), dies at 48
  • Jul 29 Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
  • Jul 31 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)