May 1937 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel)
  • May 4 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • May 4 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Swiss composer, born in Biel, Switzerland
  • May 4 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 5 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • May 9 Dave Prater, American singer and musician (Sam & Dave), born in Ocilla, Georgia (d. 1988)
  • May 9 Sonny Curtis, Texas, guitarist (Crickets)
  • May 13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Peter Frederic Williams, composer
  • May 15 Trini Lopez [Trinidad Lopez], American singer and guitarist (If I Had a Hammer), born in Dallas, Texas
  • May 20 Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)
  • May 26 Yehuda Yannay, composer
  • May 29 Irmin Schmidt, rocker (Can)
  • May 29 Peter Kolman, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), dies at 69
  • May 2 Arthur Somervell, English composer, dies at 73
  • May 4 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (b. 1910)
  • May 11 Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62