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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1996

Musical Events Making the News in 1996


Wednesday 14th February 1996
The Artist Formerly Known as Prince marries backup singer Mayte Garcia.
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Thursday 4th April 1996
Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia's widow, Deborah, scatter part of Garcia's ashes in the Ganges River in India.
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Thursday 18th April 1996
Former Chic bassist Bernard Edwards died.
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Saturday 15th June 1996
Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald died, aged 79.
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Friday 12th July 1996
Smashing Pumpkins tour keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin was found dead in a New York City hotel of a heroin overdose.

 
Tuesday 16th July 1996
Singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries accepts an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported she appeared on stage without wearing any knickers.

 
Wednesday 17th July 1996
Chas Chandler, who was bassist for the Animals as well as Jimi Hendrix's manager, died in hospital, aged 57.

 

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