Deaths in Music in April 1986

  • Apr 3 Peter Pears, English tenor (Death in Venice), dies at 75
  • Apr 8 Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, dies at 18
  • Apr 10 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Apr 13 Johnny Dollar, American country and rockabilly singer, commits suicide at 53
  • Apr 19 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 23 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), murdered at 81