May 1946 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 16 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • 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 14 Derek Lek Leckenby, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits-Kinda Hush)
  • 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

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  • May 23 Danny Klein, American rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in NYC, New York
  • May 24 Steve Upton, rock drummer (Wishbone Ash-There's the Rub, Locked In)
  • 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