1996 – Legendary producer Bob Thiele, who helped discover artists like Buddy Holly and Jackie Wilson and produced albums by Charles Mingus and Quincy Jones, dies in New York aged 73. Bob Thiele was a major voice in the music industry for nearly six decades. Something of a child prodigy, Thiele started hosting a jazz […]
1996 – George Michael had the UK No.1 single with ‘Jesus To A Child’, the singers sixth UK No.1 as a solo artist.
1996 – Recording expert and entrepreneur, John Mosley dies at the age of 82.
1996 – Diana Ross performs as the featured halftime performer at Super Bowl XX in Tempe, Ariz.
1996 – Chris Isaak guests on tonight’s episode of Friends.
1996 – Babylon Zoo started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spaceman’, the fastest selling non-charity single ever. (420,000 copies in 6 days). The song was used as the backing for a Levi Jeans TV commercial.
1996 – Rolling Stone readers choose Live as artist of the year, critics choose PJ Harvey in the magazine’s annual poll. The people choose Smashing Pumpkins’ “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” as album of the year; the critics choose PJ Harvey’s “To Bring You My Love.”
1996 – Frankie “Cannibal” Garcia, vocalist with Cannibal & the Headhunters, dies aged 49.
1996 – Singer and Guitarist, Buster Benton dies at the age of 64.
1996 – Bobby Brown was fined $1,000 (£560), sentenced to two years probation and ordered to attend anger management classes after assaulting a security guard.