December 1986 in Music

Events in Music


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Dec 1 Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 27 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Tal Wilkenfeld, Australian musician (Jeff Beck, Prince), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 8 Kate Voegele, American musician
  • Dec 24 Edward Southall, British composer
  • Dec 30 Ellie Goulding, English singer and songwriter (Lights, Anything Could Happen), born in Hereford, England

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Horace Heidt, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
  • Dec 1 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
  • Dec 10 Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • Dec 22 Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 27 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 29 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 31 Lester Albert Trimble, composer, dies at 63