May 1986 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 3 31st Eurovision Song Contest: Sandra Kim for Belgium wins singing "J'aime la vie" in Bergen
  • May 18 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 6 Cindy Daniel, Quebec singer
  • May 7 Matt Helders, English musician, drummer for Arctic Monkeys
  • May 20 LaLa Brown, American singer (d. 2007)
  • May 21 Myra, Mexican-American singer
  • May 24 Mark Ballas, professional dancer
  • May 29 Valy Hedjasi, Afghan singer
  • May 31 Sopho Khalvashi, Georgian musical artist

Weddings in Music

  • May 3 Actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt
  • May 10 Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crue marries Heather Locklear

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 Country singer Garth Brooks marries songwriter Sandy Mahl

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)
  • May 5 Jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
  • May 5 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • May 18 John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
  • May 19 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  • May 20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • May 30 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55