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o Frederico Davia (15 Jul 1933 - 31 Dec 1996)
Opera singer
o Mireille Hartuch (1906 - 29 Dec 1996)
Singer and songwriter
o Ronnie Scott (28 Jan 1927 - 23 Dec 1996)
Musician and club-owner
o Rina Ketty (1911 - 23 Dec 1996)
Singer
o Arthur Jacobs (14 Jun 1922 - 18 Dec 1996)
Musicologist
o Ruby Murray (29 Mar 1935 - 17 Dec 1996)
Singer
o Irving Caesar (4 Jul 1895 - 17 Dec 1996)
Songwriter
o Mae Barnes (1907 - 13 Dec 1996)
Singer
o Faron Young (25 Feb 1932 - 10 Dec 1996)
Country singer
o John Duffey (4 Mar 1934 - 10 Dec 1996)
Bluegrass musician
o Wilf Carter (18 Dec 1904 - 5 Dec 1996)
Country singer
o Peter Hall (28 Jun 1936 - 5 Dec 1996)
Folklorist and musician
o Irving Gordon (14 Feb 1915 - 1 Dec 1996)
Songwriter
o Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) (12 Apr 1925 - 30 Nov 1996)
Entertainer
o Anna Pollak (1 May 1912 - 28 Nov 1996)
Mezzo-soprano
o Joan Hammond (24 May 1912 - 26 Nov 1996)
Singer
o Edison Vasalievich Denisov (6 Apr 1929 - 24 Nov 1996)
Composer
o Art Porter (1961 - 23 Nov 1996)
Saxophonist
o Bernard William George Rose (9 May 1916 - 21 Nov 1996)
Organist
o Edward Kassner (28 Feb 1920 - 19 Nov 1996)
Music publisher
o Jack Popplewell (22 Mar 1909 - 16 Nov 1996)
Composer and playwright
o William Ballard Doggett (16 Feb 1916 - 13 Nov 1996)
Jazz musician
o Gwen Catley (9 Feb 1906 - 12 Nov 1996)
Soprano
o Eddie Harris (20 Oct 1934 - 5 Nov 1996)
Saxophonist and composer
o Sid Pye (1 Sep 1941 - 24 Oct 1996)
Drummer
o Alexander Kelly (30 Jun 1929 - 23 Oct 1996)
Pianist and teacher
o John Bauldie (23 Aug 1949 - 22 Oct 1996)
Music journalist and Dylanologist
o Berthold Goldschmidt (18 Jan 1903 - 17 Oct 1996)
Composer and Conductor
o Christopher Acland (7 Sep 1966 - 17 Oct 1996)
Musician
o James Wild (28 Aug 1928 - 16 Oct 1996)
Music teacher
o Vernon Elliott (27 Jul 1912 - 12 Oct 1996)
Musician and composer
o Harold Watkins Shaw (3 Apr 1911 - 8 Oct 1996)
Musicologist
o Frideswide Frances Emma Knight (11 Nov 1910 - 2 Oct 1996)
Musician and socialist
o Joonas Kokkonen (13 Nov 1921 - 1 Oct 1996)
Composer
o Denis Dowling (24 Jun 1910 - 23 Sep 1996)
Baritone
o Paul Weston (Mar 1912 - 20 Sep 1996)
Bandleader
o Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill (9 Dec 1932 - 17 Sep 1996)
Jazz musician
o Silas Roy Crain (7 Jun 1911 - 13 Sep 1996)
Singer/songwriter
o Tupac Shakur (16 Jun 1971 - 13 Sep 1996)
Rapper
o Silas Roy Crain (7 Jun 1911 - 13 Sep 1996)
Singer and arranger
o Ray Coleman (15 Jun 1937 - 10 Sep 1996)
Journalist
o William Smith Monroe (13 Sep 1911 - 9 Sep 1996)
Blugrass musician
o Niccolo Castiglioni (17 Jul 1932 - 7 Sep 1996)
Composer
o Otto Luening (15 Jun 1900 - 2 Sep 1996)
Composer
o Cyril Reuben (6 Oct 1926 - 2 Sep 1996)
Violinist
o Vagn Holmboe (20 Dec 1909 - 1 Sep 1996)
Composer
o Milton "Tippy" Larkin (10 Oct 1910 - 31 Aug 1996)
Band leader
o Ljuba Welitsch (10 Jul 1913 - 31 Aug 1996)
Opera singer
o Sylvia Fisher (18 Apr 1910 - 25 Aug 1996)
Opera Singer
o Rio Reiser (9 Jan 1950 - 20 Aug 1996)
Rock singer
o Sergiu Celibidache (28 Jun 1912 - 14 Aug 1996)
Conductor
o David Tudor (20 Jan 1926 - 13 Aug 1996)
Composer
o Mel Taylor (1933 - 11 Aug 1996)
Drummer
o Rafael Jeronym Kubelik (29 Jun 1914 - 11 Aug 1996)
Conductor
o John Lanigan (7 Jan 1921 - 1 Aug 1996)
Tenor
o Harold C Fox (9 Jul 1910 - 28 Jul 1996)
fashion designer and musician
o Evelyn Levine (16 Jan 1902 - 26 Jul 1996)
Composer
o Robert Collins (23 Feb 1963 - 22 Jul 1996)
Keyboard player
o Tamara Danz (14 Dec 1952 - 22 Jul 1996)
Singer
o Emmanual Tettey Mensah (31 May 1919 - 19 Jul 1996)
Musician
o Chas (Bryan) Chandler (18 Dec 1938 - 17 Jul 1996)
Musician and manager
o Amancio D'Silva (19 Mar 1936 - 17 Jul 1996)
Musician
o John Panozzo (20 Sep 1947 - 16 Jul 1996)
Drummer
o Gottfried von Einem (24 Jan 1918 - 12 Jul 1996)
Composer
o Louis Gottlieb (10 Oct 1923 - 11 Jul 1996)
Musician
o James Woodie (J.W.) Alexander (21 Jan 1916 - 8 Jul 1996)
Songwriter and vocalist
o Willard F. McMurry (23 Sep 1906 - 28 Jun 1996)
Musician
o Angelo John Novarese (23 Nov 1923 - 23 Jun 1996)
Record company founder
o Vivian Ellis (29 Oct 1904 - 19 Jun 1996)
Composer
o Ella Fitzgerald (25 Apr 1917 - 15 Jun 1996)
Singer
o Helen Sinclair Glatz (13 Mar 1908 - 15 Jun 1996)
Musician
o Thomas Edward Montgomery (1922 - 14 Jun 1996)
Drummer
o MacKenzie John (9 Sep 1922 - 12 Jun 1996)
Pipe major
o Walter Pardon (1914 - 9 Jun 1996)
Carpenter and traditional singer
o Pilar Lorengar (Pilar Lorenza Garcia) (16 Jan 1928 - 3 Jun 1996)
Singer
o Don Grolnick (23 Sep 1947 - 1 Jun 1996)
Jazz musician
o Elsbeary Hobbs (4 Aug 1936 - 31 May 1996)
Singer
o John Kahn (1948 - 30 May 1996)
Bassist
o Bob Stroup (1938 - 30 May 1996)
Trombonist
o James George "Jimmy" Rowles (19 Aug 1918 - 29 May 1996)
Jazz pianist
o Ivan Sutton (27 Dec 1914 - 27 May 1996)
Concert Promotoer
o Albert "Pud" Brown (22 Jan 1917 - 27 May 1996)
Clarinetist and saxophonist
o Pud Brown (22 Jan 1917 - 27 May 1996)
Jazz musician
o Matima Kinuani Mpiosso (14 Apr 1951 - 26 May 1996)
Musician
o Jacob R. Druckman (28 May 1928 - 24 May 1996)
Composer
o Barney (Bernard Jean) Wilen (4 Mar 1937 - 24 May 1996)
Musician
o Peter Fletcher (9 Jan 1936 - 21 May 1996)
Music teacher
o Johnny "Guitar" Watson (3 Feb 1935 - 19 May 1996)
Musician
o Willis Conover (18 Dec 1920 - 17 May 1996)
Broadcaster
o George M. Tindley (1938 - 15 May 1996)
Songwriter and vocalist
o Bruce Boyce (2 Sep 1910 - 11 May 1996)
Singer and teacher
o Walter Hyatt (25 Oct 1949 - 11 May 1996)
#Musician
o Jane Cowan (9 Jun 1915 - 8 May 1996)
Cello teacher
o Patsy Montana (Ruby Blevins) (30 Oct 1914 - 3 May 1996)
Singer
o Bill (William Mitchell) Byers (1 May 1927 - 1 May 1996)
Musician
o John Lorne Campbell (1 Oct 1906 - 25 Apr 1996)
Folklorist
o Leonard Kuntstat (1925 - 23 Apr 1996)
Blues discographer
o Bernard Edwards (31 Oct 1952 - 19 Apr 1996)
Bass player
o Mike Leander (Michael Farr) (30 Jun 1941 - 18 Apr 1996)
Record producer
o Raymond Earl Hill (29 Apr 1933 - 16 Apr 1996)
Saxophonist
o Manuel A. "Manny" Greenhill (10 Mar 1916 - 14 Apr 1996)
Record producer
o Gaylord Birch (10 Mar 1946 - 14 Apr 1996)
Drummer
o Charles DOnald Adams (20 Dec 1928 - 8 Apr 1996)
Singer
o Seamas NacNeill (12 Sep 1917 - 4 Apr 1996)
Piper
o Larry Laprise (1913 - 4 Apr 1996)
Songwriter
o Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes (25 Sep 1936 - 3 Apr 1996)
Bluesman
o Guitar Gabriel (Robert Lewis Jones) (12 Oct 1925 - 2 Apr 1996)
Singer/guitarist
o Edwin H. "Buddy" Morris (18 Dec 1906 - 1 Apr 1996)
Music publisher
o Jeffrey Lee Pierce (27 Jun 1958 - 31 Mar 1996)
Musician
o Edith Fowke (30 Apr 1913 - 28 Mar 1996)
Folklorist
o Maria Lucia Beltran Alcayaga (1929 - 24 Mar 1996)
Singer
o Jay D. Miller (5 May 1922 - 23 Mar 1996)
Record producer
o Robert Hall 22 Apr 1926 Lewis ( - 22 Mar 1996)
Composer
o Alan Ridout (9 Dec 1934 - 20 Mar 1996)
Composer
o Christopher John Magenis Headington (28 Apr 1930 - 19 Mar 1996)
Musician
o Joseph Lee Pope (1933 - 16 Mar 1996)
Singer
o Olga Rudge (13 Apr 1895 - 15 Mar 1996)
Violinist
o Herbert "Herb" Hall (28 Mar 1907 - 6 Mar 1996)
Clarinetist and saxophonist
o Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley) (25 Oct 1912 - 4 Mar 1996)
Country singer and comedian
o Wes Farrell (1939 - 29 Feb 1996)
Songwriter
o Laurence Richard Deniz (17 Aug 1924 - 24 Feb 1996)
Jazz guitarist
o George Alan Dawson (14 Jul 1929 - 23 Feb 1996)
Jazz drummer and teacher
o Morton Gould (10 Dec 1913 - 21 Feb 1996)
Composer
o Toru Takemitsu (8 Oct 1930 - 20 Feb 1996)
Composer
o Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee (30 Nov 1915 - 16 Feb 1996)
Blues singer and guitarist
o Daniel K. Womack (24 Dec 1904 - 13 Feb 1996)
Singer and guitarist
o Mercer Kennedy Ellington (11 Mar 1919 - 8 Feb 1996)
Trumpeter, bandleader and composer
o Isian Kehinde (IK) Dairo (1930 - 7 Feb 1996)
Musician and academic
o Tiny Winters (24 Jan 1909 - 7 Feb 1996)
Musician
o Lillian Rambach (2 May 1911 - 7 Feb 1996)
Teacher, violinist
o Gianandrea Gavazzeni (27 Jul 1909 - 5 Feb 1996)
Conductor
o Wild Jimmy Spruill (9 Jun 1934 - 3 Feb 1996)
Blues guitarist
o Bob Thiele (27 Jul 1922 - 30 Jan 1996)
Record producer
o John Mosely (17 Oct 1914 - 28 Jan 1996)
Recording expert and entrepreneur
o Henry Jay Lewis (16 Oct 1932 - 26 Jan 1996)
Conductor
o Buster Benton (19 Jul 1932 - 20 Jan 1996)
Singer/guitarist
o Gerald Joseph Mulligan (6 Apr 1927 - 20 Jan 1996)
Baritone saxophonist and composer
o Peter Stadlen (14 Jul 1910 - 20 Jan 1996)
Pianist and critic
o Liesbeth (Lies) Askonas (13 Aug 1913 - 20 Jan 1996)
Concert agent
o Robert Covington (12 Dec 1941 - 17 Jan 1996)
Drummer/singer
o Pamelo Mounk'a (10 May 1945 - 14 Jan 1996)
Musician
o Ike Isaacs (1 Dec 1919 - 11 Jan 1996)
Guitarist
o William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud (12 Aug 1943 - 8 Jan 1996)
Musician and songwriter
o Red Thunder (Carlos Westez) Cloud (1919 - 8 Jan 1996)
Singer and storyteller
o Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise (2 Oct 1915 - 6 Jan 1996)
Musician
o Richard Versaille (1933 - 5 Jan 1996)
Tenor
o Joseph Daniel White (6 Jul 1931 - 5 Jan 1996)
Singer and bandleader
o Ramón Vinay (31 Aug 1912 - 4 Jan 1996)
Operatic tenor and baritone
o Hamish Imlach (10 Feb 1940 - 1 Jan 1996)
Folk singer and comic
o Danny Robinson (1927 - Apr 1996)
Record producer


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