May 1955 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 5 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • May 21 "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 26 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Nick Feldman, English musician
  • May 2 Jo Callis, English rocker (The Human League), born in Rotherham, Kent
  • May 3 Timmy Cappello, rock & sax player (played with Tina Turner, Ringo Starr & The Lost Boys)
  • May 4 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • May 9 Anne-Sofie von Otter, Swedish mezzo-soprano
  • May 11 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • May 11 Mark Herndon, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • May 12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • May 16 Hazel O'Connor, Coventry England, singer/actress (Breaking Glass)
  • May 20 Steve George, rock keyboardist (Mr Mister)
  • May 20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • May 21 John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
  • May 21 Stan Lynch, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • May 22 Iva Davies, rock guitarist/vocalist (Icehouse)
  • May 22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money, The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey

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May 24 Rosanne Cash, country singer (Seven Year Ache, I Wonder), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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  • May 29 Jerry Dengler, Colo Springs, singer (Mason Dixon-Karen Comes Around)
  • May 29 Mike Porcaro, rock bassist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa)
  • May 30 Nicky "Topper" Headon, English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
  • May 31 Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Guitarist CGP

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66
  • May 4 Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
  • May 17 Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer, dies at 75
  • May 31 Raoul Gunsbourg, composer, dies at 95