May 1966 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 6 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the US

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • May 7 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • May 13 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the UK
  • May 14 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
  • May 21 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • May 21 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • May 21 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
  • May 23 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
  • May 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
  • May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad


Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Johnny Colt, Cherry Point NC, rock bassist (Black Crowes)
  • May 5 Shawn Drover, Canadian drummer (Megadeth)
  • May 8 Marta Sánchez, Spanish singer
  • May 11 Christoph Schneider, German drummer (Rammstein)
  • May 12 Bebel Gilberto, Brazilian singer
  • May 13 Darius Rucker, American singer (Hootie & the Blowfish), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • May 13 Alison Goldfrapp, English musician (Goldfrapp), born in London
  • May 14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter and dancer (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • May 14 Mike Inez, US rock bassist (Alice in Chains-Facelift)
  • May 14 Raphael Saadiq, American musician (Tony! Toni! Toné!)

Person of interestJanet Jackson

May 16 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • May 18 Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
  • May 22 Kenny Hickey, American guitarist (Type O Negative)
  • May 27 Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
  • May 30 Stephen Malkmus, American musician (Pavement)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 30 Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton

Deaths in Music

  • May 4 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
  • May 9 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
  • May 25 Ricardo Castillo, Guatemalan composer, dies at 71