Deaths in Music in December 1986

  • Dec 1 Horace Heidt, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), dies at 85
  • Dec 1 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American Pop and R&B singer ( "Working in the Coal Mine"), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 Carmol Taylor, country songwriter, dies at 53 of cancer
  • Dec 10 Kate Wolf, folksinger (Back Roads), dies of leukemia at 44
  • Dec 22 Celius Dougherty, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 27 Lars-Eric Vilner Larsson, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 29 John Antill, Australian composer (Corroboree), dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 31 Lester Albert Trimble, composer, dies at 63