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July 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

Music concertFarm Aid Concert

Jul 4 Farm Aid II benefit concert held in Manor, Texas; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Nicolette Larson, Los Lobos, and Steve Earle

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 7 It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Singer-Songwriter
Boy George

Music releaseMusic Single

Jul 14 Paul McCartney releases single "Press", from the album "Press To Play"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 4 Takahisa Masuda, Japanese singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 9 Kiely Williams, American singer and actress (Cheetah Girls), born in Alexandria, Virgina
  • Jul 14 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London, England
  • Jul 17 Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 24 Alissa Firsova, Russian-British classical pianist and composer (Tree of Hope; Paradiso), and conductor, born in Moscow, Russia

Weddings in Music

  • Jul 27 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 3 Rudy Vallee, American singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Flor Peeters, Flemish organist and composer (Lied Symphony), dies at 83
  • Jul 13 Joseph "Coke" Escovedo, Mexican-American percussionist (Santana; Malo; Azteca), dies from cirrhosis at 45
  • Jul 23 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 27 Leroy Holmes, American orchestra leader (The Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jul 31 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), dies of stomach cancer at 73