On This Day

Year 1996 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 217

  • Jun 1 Alan Blakley, British guitarist and record producer (The Tremeloes - "Here Comes My Baby"; "Silence Is Golden"), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jun 2 Pilar Lorengar [Lorenza Pilar García], Aragones soprano, dies of cancer at 68
  • 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 15 Clare Grundman, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Miriam Gideon, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 19 Ande Anderson, English opera director, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 Vivian Ellis, English composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 22 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Jun 22 George Barati, Hungarian-American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), dies at 83
  • Jun 28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • 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 punk rock bassist (Pennywise) dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28
  • Jul 31 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • Aug 1 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Frida Boccara, French singer, dies at 55
  • Aug 8 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • Aug 8 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 11 Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • Aug 11 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), dies at 82
  • Aug 13 David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
  • Aug 20 Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), dies at 46
  • Aug 22 Mareo Ishiketa, Japanese composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 25 Sylvia Fisher, Australian operatic soprano (Albert Herring Opera), dies at 86
  • Aug 29 Tera de Marez Oyens, Dutch composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85
  • Sep 1 Vagn Holmboe, Danish neo-classical composer (Sinfonia rustica), dies at 86
  • Sep 2 Ljuba Welitsch, opera singer, dies at 83
  • Sep 2 Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
  • Sep 2 Otto Luening, German American conductor, composer and electronic music pioneer (Sonority Canon), dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, 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 music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, American singer, Founder of Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet, dies at 85

Person of interestTupac Shakur

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

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Joan Perry [Elizabeth Rosiland Miller], American film actress, model, and singer (Hands of a Stranger), dies at 85
  • 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, dancer, 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 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, ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Sep 23 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, dies at 86
  • 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
  • Oct 2 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Frida Knight, English Communist activist and author, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, dies at 85
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • Oct 12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • Oct 16 James Wild, music teacher, dies at 68
  • Oct 17 Berthold Goldschmidt, composer/conductor, dies at 93
  • Oct 17 Christopher Acland, English drummer (Lush), takes his own life at 30
  • Oct 22 John Bauldie, British music journalist, dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Sid Pye, drummer, dies at 55
  • Oct 24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • Oct 27 Belinda Quirey, dance historian and teacher, dies at 84
  • Oct 27 John Gregory, English ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Nov 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, dies of cancer at 33
  • Nov 5 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 5 Paula Hinton, English ballet dancer, dies at 72
  • Nov 11 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop), dies of liver disease at 48
  • Nov 12 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • Nov 13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Nov 16 Jack Popplewell, British composer and playwright (If I Should Fall In Love Again), dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Douglas Guest, British organist (For the Fallen), dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Edward Kassner, music publisher, dies at 76
  • Nov 21 Bernard Rose, British organist, soldier, composer, and academic, dies at 80
  • Nov 23 Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
  • Nov 24 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), dies at 67
  • Nov 26 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, dies at 91
  • Nov 26 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Anna Pollak, English mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Tiny Tim [Herbert Khaury], American musician (Tiptoe Through The Tulips), dies at 71
  • Dec 1 Irving Gordon, American songwriter ("Unforgettable"; "Me, Myself, And I"), dies of multiple myeloma cancer at 81
  • Dec 5 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, dies at 60