Deaths in Music in May 1986

  • May 1 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)
  • May 5 Jon William Haussermann Jr, composer, dies at 76
  • May 5 Rui Coelho, Portuguese composer, dies at 94
  • May 18 John Bubbles Sublett, tap dancer (Black & Bubbles), dies at 84
  • May 19 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  • May 20 Bernard Naylor, English Canadian composer, dies at 78
  • May 30 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55