1996 – Lisa Marie Presley divorced Michael Jackson after less then two years of being married. LOS ANGELES (CNN) — “Just think — nobody thought this would last,” Michael Jackson had said on his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley. Turns out that everybody was right after all. Barely 20 months after the self-proclaimed king of […]
1996 – In a ceremony at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Manhattan, N.Y., Pink Floyd are officially inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame.
1996 – Drummer and singer Robert Covington dies at the age of 55.
1996 – Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono was also on the plane; neither singer was injured in the incident.
1996 – Wayne Newton performs his 25,000th Vegas show. Newton had already performed more shows as a headliner on Las Vegas’ famed Strip than any other entertainer in the city’s history. He first headlined on the Strip at the Fremont Hotel in
1996 – Oasis went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’, the group’s second UK No.1 spent a total of 145 week’s on the chart.
1996 – A Los Angeles court found Robert Hoskins guilty of five counts of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats to Madonna. Hoskins had twice scaled the walls of the singer’s estate and had threatened to slash her throat from ear to ear.
1996 – James Brown’s wife Adrienne died in a Los Angeles hospital aged 47 after suffering a heart attack during a major plastic surgery operation.
1996 – Renowned fiddle player Robert Russell “Chubby” Wise dies of heart failure following pneumonia in Bowie, Md. Age 80. Wise performed and recorded with Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys during the group’s classic period in the ’40s. He also worked briefly with Hank Williams and was a member of Hank Snow’s band, […]
1996 – Madonna testifies in an L.A. Court against Robert Dewey Hoskins, accused of stalking and threatening to kill her.
1996 – Arrested Development announced they had split up. The US group released two albums and scored the US No.1 single ‘Tennessee.’