On This Day

Musicians Who Died in August 1996

  • 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