Deaths in Music in June 1986

  • Jun 2 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Elegie), dies at 80
  • Jun 3 Arthur Charles Ernest Hoeree, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 13 Benny Goodman, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing), dies at 77
  • Jun 14 Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (Lerner & Loewe-My Fair Lady), dies at 67
  • Jun 16 Maurice DuruflĂ©, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • Jun 17 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • Jun 21 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author (b. 1923)
  • Jun 27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65