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July 1986 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Singer-Songwriter Boy George
Boy George

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Jul 14 Paul McCartney releases "Press"

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
  • Jul 17 Dana, Korean singer and actress (TSZX), born in Seoul, South Korea

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, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73