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January 2, 1986 in Music History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Birthdays in Music

  • Trombone Shorty [Troy Andrews], American jazz musician and producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Deaths in Music

  • Benny Payne, American jazz pianist (Cab Calloway; Billy Daniels Show), dies at 78
  • Herbert Magidson, American lyricist, winner of first Academy Award for Best Original Song ("The Continental"; "Gone With The Wind"; "The Masquerade Is Over"), dies at 79
1986 in Music