May 1972 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 14 14th Grammy Awards: It's Too Late, Carly Simon wins
  • May 15 "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • May 16 "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 164 performances
  • May 20 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • May 20 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • May 21 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • May 27 "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
  • May 27 Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" hits #6

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestMike Dirnt

May 4 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], American musician (Green Day), born in Berkeley, California

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • May 19 Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)
  • May 21 Adriano Cintra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • May 21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • May 27 Ivete Sangalo, Brazilian singer
  • May 29 Stanislas Renoult, French singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Les Harvey, rocker, dies
  • May 5 Rev Gary David, vocalist, dies at 76
  • May 16 Maxime Dumoulin, composer, dies at 79
  • May 18 Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer, dies at 53
  • May 30 Margaret Ruthven Lang, composer, dies at 104