May 1970 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 7 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
  • May 8 Beatles release "Let it Be" album
  • May 13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres

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May 16 Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • May 18 Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be", released in US
  • May 20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • May 23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • May 30 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 4 Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
  • May 10 Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter
  • May 10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • May 15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • May 15 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • May 17 Jordan Nathaniel M Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)
  • May 24 Tommy Page, Glenridge, New Jersey, American singer (I'll Be Your Everything)

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Candelario Huizar, composer, dies at 82
  • May 7 Carlos Estrada, composer, dies at 60
  • May 9 Percy Brier, Australian composer, dies at 84
  • May 11 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)