1996 – Opera singer Ljuba Welitsch dies at the age of 83.
1996 – Smashing Pumpkins begin a long awaited tour. The tour was supposed to start a few weeks earlier, but had to be delayed due to some much needed rehearsal time for Filter drummer Matt Walker and Frogs’ drummer Dennis Flemion. The two borrowed musicians are needed to replace Jonathan Melvoin and Jimmy Chamberlin. Melvoin […]
1996 – Just 12 hours after the debut of his single “Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Us,” John Michael Montgomery and wife Crystal welcome new baby Madison Caroline Montgomery into the world. Born in a Lexington, Ky., hospital at 4:11 a.m., the baby weighs 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measures 19 1/4 inches in length. Madison’s […]
1996 – Pearl Jam release No Code. It becomes their third No. 1 album.
1996 – Atlanta rap duo OutKast indulge their taste for space funk on their second album ATLiens, released today.
1996 – The cast of the Tony award winning Broadway musical “Rent” perform the song Seasons of Love on opening night of the Democratic National Convention.
1996 – Opera singer Sylvia Fisher dies at the age of 86.
1996 – Former Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne sued to prevent the rest of the group from touring as “The Heads.” The suit was settled out of court.
1996 – Rock ‘n’ roll singer Rio Reiser dies. Rio Reiser (January 9, 1950 – August 20, 1996), was a German rock musician and singer of the famous rock group Ton Steine Scherben. He was born Ralph Christian Möbius in Berlin and died at the age of 46 in the little German town of Fresenhagen. […]
1996 – Rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg settles out of court with the Woldemariam family in a wrongful Deaths suit which the family brought against the rapper three years earlier. Twenty-year-old Phillip Woldemariam was shot and killed by Snoop Doggy Dogg’s bodyguard from the back of a moving car, which the rapper himself drove. The pair […]
1996 – James Brown offers the proceeds from one of his concerts to a Long Island, N.Y., women’s shelter. The shelter turns down the donation, saying that Brown was accused of beating his wife in the past.
1996 – Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen files for divorce from his estranged wife, Kelly.