May 1965 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 2 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • May 9 The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
  • May 11 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • May 13 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
  • May 16 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • May 22 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
  • May 22 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1

Birthdays in Music

  • May 9 Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance)
  • May 11 Greg Dulli, American musician
  • May 13 Tasmin Little, English violinist
  • May 13 Lari White, American country music singer
  • May 16 Krist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)

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May 17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

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  • May 18 Ingo Schwichtenberg, German drummer (d. 1995)
  • May 25 Mark Knight, California, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • May 25 Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • May 28 Chris Ballew, American musician

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • May 25 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, dies at 65