June 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jun 10 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • Jun 23 "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 25 Jay-Z releases his debut studio album "Beyond Reasonable Doubt" with Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • Jun 30 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jun 30 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Jun 30 "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 8 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • Jun 16 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer, dies at 49
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, English composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 19 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 Vivian Ellis, composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 20 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material Issue), commits suicide at 32
  • Jun 22 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Jun 28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91