On This Day

July 12, 1996 in Music History

Day of the Week: Friday

Deaths in Music

  • Gottfried von Einem, Austrian composer, mainly of opera (Der Prozeß - The Trial), dies at 78
  • Jonathan Melvoin, American funk-rock keyboardist (Prince; Smashing Pumpkins, 1995-96), dies of a heroin overdose at 34
1996 in Music