May 1934 in Music

Events in Music


Music release#1 in the Charts

May 12 "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Georg Kroll, German composer, born in Linz
  • May 3 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 5 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • May 7 Donald Russell Holler, composer
  • May 7 Heinz Marti, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • May 14 Frederik von Pallandt, singer
  • May 19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • May 22 Peter Nero, American conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Barry Rose, English choir-trainer and organist
  • May 28 Julian Slade, composer
  • May 28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 2013)
  • May 31 Karl-Erik Welin, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer, dies at 35
  • May 7 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • May 25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59