On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1996 (Part 2)

  • Dec 5 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, dies at 60
  • Dec 5 Wilf Carter, country singer, dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Patty Donahue, American new wave rock singer (The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"; "Christmas Wrapping), dies of lung cancer at 40
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 10 John Duffey, bluegrass guitarist, dobro, and mandolin player (Country Gentlemen), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Dec 13 Mae Barnes, singer, dies at 89
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • Dec 15 Tristan Keuris, Dutch composer (Sinfonia) dies at 50
  • Dec 17 Francesco Siciliani, Italian opera administrator, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), dies at 101
  • Dec 17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • Dec 17 Wayne Barlow, American composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • Dec 23 Rina Ketty [Cesarina Picchetto], Italian singer (J'attendrai), dies at 85
  • Dec 23 Ronnie Scott [Schatt], British jazz saxophonist and club-owner, dies at 69
  • Dec 23 Krešimir Fribec, Croatian composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 29 Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
  • Dec 31 Frederico Davia, opera singer, dies at 63