On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 1986

  • 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