Deaths in Music in August 1996

  • 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