1996 in Music (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music


Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 185 of 185

  • 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 C Fox, Fashion designer/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)
  • Aug 1 John Lanigan, Australian operatic tenor (Covent Garden), dies at 75
  • Aug 1 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 8 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • Aug 11 Mel Taylor, drummer, dies at 63
  • Aug 11 Rafael Jeronym Kubelik, conductor, 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 25 Sylvia Fisher, opera Singer, dies at 86
  • Aug 30 Louise Brown, dancer/teacher, dies at 89
  • Aug 31 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, 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, composer, dies at 96
  • Sep 7 Niccolo Castiglioni, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 9 Bill Monroe, bluegrass vocalist (created bluegrass music), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 William Smith Monroe, bluegrass musician, dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Ray Coleman, British music journalist and biographer, dies at 59
  • Sep 13 Silas Roy Crain, singer/songwriter, 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 shotting at 25

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Sep 14 Juliet Prowse, actress/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 "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Paul Draper, dancer, dies at 87
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston, American arranger and bandleader "the Father of Mood Music", dies at 84
  • Sep 20 Paul Weston [Wetstein], American 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, baritone, dies at 86
  • Sep 28 Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
  • Oct 1 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 2 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist, dies at 85
  • Oct 8 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, dies at 85
  • Oct 11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), 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, musician, dies at 30
  • Oct 22 John Bauldie, music journalist/Dylanologist, dies at 47
  • Oct 23 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher, 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/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 12 Gwen Catley, soprano, dies at 90
  • Nov 13 Bill Doggett [William Ballard 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 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, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 26 May Moxon, dance producer, dies at 91
  • Nov 26 Joan Hammond, Australian opera singer, dies at 84
  • Nov 28 Anna Pollak, mezzo-soprano, dies at 84
  • Dec 1 Irving Gordon, songwriter, dies at 81
  • Dec 5 Peter Hall, folklorist/musician, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Faron Young, country singer, commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 9 Patty Donahue, American singer (The Waitresses) (b. 1956)
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 10 John Duffey, bluegrass musician, dies at 62
  • Dec 13 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Francesco Siciliani, opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Irving Caesar, songwriter, dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer (Softly Softly), dies at 61
  • Dec 18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Rina Ketty, singer, dies at 85
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Scott, musician/club-owner, dies at 69
  • Dec 29 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • Dec 31 Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63