Deaths in Music in August 1986

  • Aug 13 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, dies at 88
  • Aug 16 John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45
  • Aug 20 Thad Jones, jazz trumpeter, dies of cancer at 63
  • Aug 30 Otto Mortensen, composer, dies at 79