Deaths in Music in July 1986

  • Jul 3 Rudy Vallee, singer (Vagabond Dreams), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Flor Peeters, Flemish baron/organist/composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 23 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 27 Leroy Holmes, orchestra leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
  • Jul 29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "Its not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • Jul 31 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73