1996 – Composer Gottfried von Einem dies at the age of 78.
1996 – While in St. Louis, Mo., folky hip-hopper Beck performs a surprise acoustic set on Lollapalooza ’96’s second stage.
1996 – Musician Louis Gottlieb dies at the age of 73.
1996 – For the first time, Deep Purple play “Smoke on the Water” in the Swiss city that inspired the tune. The band wrote “Smoke on the Water” after surviving a nightclub fire in Montreux.