May 1933 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 Dmitri Shostakovich's Preludes premieres in Moscow


Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Bunk Gardner, American musician (Mothers Of Invention), born in Cleveland Ohio

Person of interestJames Brown

May 3 James Brown, American soul singer (Hot Pants, Living in America) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • May 7 Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer and actress, born in MalishevĂ«, Kosovo
  • May 13 Alden Ashforth, composer
  • May 13 Stig Gustav Schonberg, composer
  • May 14 Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector
  • May 21 Maurice AndrĂ©, French trumpeter, (d. 2012)
  • May 22 John Browning, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), born in Denver, Colorado
  • May 22 Gary Burden, American artist and one of the pioneers for the concept of album cover art (designed covers for Neil Young, Nash, The Doors), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • May 22 Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in Crumpsall, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • May 29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor

Deaths in Music


Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

May 26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers