Artists who died in / bands disbanded in 1987

Artist Active Genre & Styles
Peter Tosh 1960s - 1980s Reggae, Political Reggae, Roots Reggae
The Smiths 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, Indie Pop
Andrés Segovia 1900s - 1980s Classical, Easy Listening, New Age, Jazz, Chamber Music, Guitar Jazz, Guitar/Easy Listening, Solo Instrumental, Jazz Instrument, Keyboard
Buddy Rich 1910s - 1980s Jazz, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Bop, Modern Big Band
Woody Herman 1930s - 1980s Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Cool, Swing, Concerto, Orchestral, Show/Musical
Jaco Pastorius 1960s - 1980s Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop, Progressive Jazz
Fred Astaire 1900s - 1980s Vocal, Stage & Screen, Jazz, Show Tunes, Tin Pan Alley Pop, Traditional Pop, Cast Recordings, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Music, Show/Musical
Jackie Gleason 1930s - 1980s Easy Listening, Mood Music, Orchestral/Easy Listening
Hüsker Dü 1970s - 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Punk, American Underground, Hardcore Punk, Punk/New Wave, College Rock
Paul Butterfield 1960s - 1980s Blues, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Chicago Blues, Electric Chicago Blues, Electric Harmonica Blues, Harmonica Blues, Regional Blues, Modern Electric Chicago Blues
Dead Kennedys 1970s - 2020s Pop/Rock, American Punk, American Underground, Anarchist Punk, Hardcore Punk
Clifton Chenier 1950s - 1980s International, R&B, Creole, North American Traditions, Zydeco, Cajun, Early R&B
Elizabeth Cotten 1900s - 1980s Folk, International, Blues, Folksongs, Traditional Folk, Appalachian, North American Traditions, Blues Revival, Folk Revival
Joe Liggins 1930s - 1980s Blues, Jazz, R&B, Jump Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Jazz Blues, Regional Blues, West Coast Blues, Early R&B
Morton Feldman 1940s - 1980s Avant-Garde, Classical, Avant-Garde Music, Minimalism, Modern Composition, Chamber Music, Keyboard, Vocal Music
Dalida 1950s - 1980s International, Vocal, Pop/Rock, French Pop, Vocal Pop, French, Western European Traditions
Old and New Dreams 1980s - 1990s Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Post-Bop
999 1970s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Punk/New Wave, Punk, British Punk, New Wave
Bola Sete 1950s - 1980s Jazz, International, Latin, New Age, Afro-Brazilian, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Traditions, Choro, Global Jazz, Samba, Western European Traditions, MPB, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, Bossa Nova
Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1980s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Dance-Pop, New Wave, Dance-Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Jascha Heifetz 1920s - 1970s Classical, Jazz, Chamber Music, Concerto
Tiny Moore 1970s Country, Progressive Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Traditional Country, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Instrumental Country
The Motels 1970s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, New Wave, Punk/New Wave
The Long Ryders 1980s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Roots Rock, Paisley Underground, College Rock, Cowpunk, Country-Rock, Jangle Pop
Rain Parade 1980s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Paisley Underground, College Rock, Jangle Pop
Jacqueline du Pré 1960s - 1980s Classical, Chamber Music, Concerto
David + David 1980s Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Gerald Moore 1910s - 1970s Classical, Easy Listening, Opera, Vocal Music, Classical Pop
Scientists 1970s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Post-Punk, Power Pop, Punk Blues
Scratch Acid 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Underground, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock, Hardcore Punk, Punk/New Wave
Ted Taylor 1950s - 1980s R&B, Blues, Soul, Soul-Blues, Northern Soul, Southern Soul, Early R&B
Eugen Jochum 1940s - 1950s Classical, Symphony, Choral, Opera, Concerto, Orchestral
Snakefinger 1970s - 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Nu Shooz 1970s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Pop, Dance-Pop, Contemporary R&B, Club/Dance
Mary Jane Girls 1970s - 1980s R&B, Contemporary R&B, Funk, Quiet Storm
Rita Streich 1950s - 1960s Classical, Holiday, Opera
Possessed 1980s - 2020s Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Speed/Thrash Metal, Death Metal
Maria Ivogün Classical, Opera
Federico Mompou 1910s - 1970s Classical, Jazz, Latin, Keyboard, Choral, Vocal Music
Alfred Lion 1930s - 1970s Jazz
Cornelis Vreeswijk 1960s - 1980s Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Swedish Pop/Rock
The Danse Society 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Goth Rock, Post-Punk
The Colourfield 1980s Pop/Rock, New Wave, Punk/New Wave
Hans Gál 1910s - 1960s Classical, Chamber Music, Keyboard
Timex Social Club 1980s R&B, Contemporary R&B, New Jack Swing
Beat Rodeo 1980s Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Roots Rock
Dana Suesse 1930s - 1980s Classical, Vocal, Concerto, Standards, Vocal Music
Elizabeth Poston 1920s - 1980s Classical, Choral, Film Score, Vocal Music
George Thalben-Ball Classical, Holiday, Choral, Keyboard
Gunnar de Frumerie 1920s - 1980s Classical, Keyboard, Concerto, Vocal Music