September 1996 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 4 13th MTV Video Music Awards: Alanis Morrissette and The Smashing Pumpkins win

Music History

Sep 5 Revival of Tennessee Williams' stage drama "Summer and Smoke", starring Harry Hamlin and Mary McDonnell, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 53 performances

Music History

Sep 7 Rap artist Tupac Shakur shot multiple times in a drive by shooting in Las Vegas, dies 6 days later

Seven Guitars

Sep 8 August Wilson's drama "Seven Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 188 performances

  • Sep 19 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC

The First Wives Club

Sep 20 Paramount Pictures releases cult revenge comedy "The First Wives Club" starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, and directed by Hugh Wilson

  • Sep 29 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC

1st Alanis Morissette US Tour

Sep 29 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour in Houston Texas

Birthdays in Music

Zendaya (27 years old)

Sep 1 American actress (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Euphoria), singer and dancer, born in Oakland, California

  • Sep 5 Sigrid [Raabe], Norwegian singer-songwriter (Don't Kill My Vibe), born in Ålesund, Norway
  • Sep 6 Lil Xan [Nicholas Diego Leanos], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Betrayed), born in Redlands, California
  • Sep 13 Playboi Carti [Jordan Carter], American rapper (Whole Lotta Red), born in Riverdale, Georgia

Weddings in Music

  • Sep 4 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds second husband musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Sep 7 Czech model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds American "Bon Jovi" drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey; divorce in 1998
  • Sep 23 American Oscar-nominated "The Buddy Holly Story" actor Gary Busey (52) weds American movie stuntwoman Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas; divorce in 2001

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Cyril Reuben, Welsh classical and session violinist (London Symphony), dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, American singer known as the "Father of Bluegrass" ("Blue Moon of Kentucky"), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British author (biographies of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, and Phil Collins), and music journalist (Melody Maker), dies at 59
  • Sep 12 Toma Prošev, Macedonian composer, and pedagogue, dies at 64
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Sep 13 American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive-by shooting at 25

  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, English-South African stage and screen actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies of pancreatic cancer. at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • Sep 16 Kai Laursen, Danish concert violinist, dies at 74
  • Sep 17 Jessie Hill, American jazz musician (Ooh Poo Pah Doo), dies at 63
  • Sep 18 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, American tap dancer and choreographer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American pianist and orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour, Crescent City Suite), dies from natural causes at 84
  • Sep 21 Sulkhan Nasidze, Georgian composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 22 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali; My Favorite Brunette), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • Sep 22 Ludmilla Chiraeff, Latvian-Canadian ballet dancer, choeographer, and troupe director, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 23 Kip Tyler [Elwood Smith], American rockabilly singer-songwriter, and bongo player ("Ooh Yeah Baby"), dies at 67
  • Sep 24 Zeki Müren, Turkish actor, singer, and composer (Game of Silence), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64