Deaths in Music in June 1987

  • Jun 2 Andres Segovia, Spanish composer/guitarist, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye)), dies of cancer at 77
  • Jun 8 Yogi Horton, drummer (Luther Vandross), commits suicide at 33

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Jun 22 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • Jun 25 Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (Rocky Top, Love Hurts, Bye Bye Love), dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Federico Mompou, composer, dies at 94