May 1946 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" musical by Irving Berlin, Dorothy and Herbert Fields opens at Imperial Theater NYC, starring Ethel Merman and featuring "There's no Business Like Show Business"

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • May 26 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 2 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • May 7 Bill Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 7 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 10 Graham Gouldman, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), born in Manchester, England
  • May 10 Dave Mason, Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree)
  • May 10 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish musician (Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 11 Plume Latraverse, Quebec singer and musician
  • May 14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer
  • May 16 Robert Fripp, British guitarist (King Crimson), born in Wimborne Minster, Dorset
  • May 16 Roger Earl, English drummer (Foghat), born in London, England
  • May 17 Udo Lindenberg, German musician, born in Gronau, Westphalia

Person of interest Cher

May 20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • May 25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player, born in London, England
  • May 26 Mick Ronson, English musician (d. 1993)
  • May 27 Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, Danish musician (d. 2005)
  • May 31 Debbie Moore, founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Edward Bairstow, English composer, dies at 71
  • May 1 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42
  • May 25 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78