May 1967 in Music

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Rolling Stones Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug charges

Guitarist and Songwriter Keith Richards
Guitarist and Songwriter
Keith Richards
Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • May 11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 12 "Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 15 Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 20 BBC bans the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" because of drug references
  • May 21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances
  • May 26 EMI releases "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" a few days early in the UK; it would go to number one for 15 weeks in the US and 22 weeks in the UK
  • May 27 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • May 28 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • May 10 Young MC, American rapper
  • May 13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death, Control Denied) (d. 2001)
  • May 13 Melanie Thornton, African American German pop singer, former member of La Bouche. (d. 2001)
  • May 18 Rob Base, American rapper
  • May 22 John Vanderslice, American musician
  • May 24 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • May 24 Steve McDonald, rocker (Redd Kross)

Person of interestNoel Gallagher

May 29 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis), born in Manchester, England

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley (32) weds actress Priscilla Beaulieu (21) at Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Deaths in Music

  • May 4 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer, dies at 75
  • May 8 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • May 9 Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer, dies at 35
  • May 12 Julius Kalas, composer, dies at 64
  • May 15 Jaromir Fiala, composer, dies at 74
  • May 17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65

Person of interestLangston Hughes

May 22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • May 29 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer, dies at 69
  • May 31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)