Deaths in Music in January 1996

  • Jan 1 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Jan 4 Ramon Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Jan 6 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • Jan 8 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 8 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • Jan 11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
  • Jan 15 Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • Jan 18 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • Jan 20 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 35
  • Jan 26 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 30 Bob Thiele, record producer, dies at 73