May 1973 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 4 Wings release "Red Rose Speedway" in UK
  • May 12 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • May 13 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • May 17 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances

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May 17 Stevie Wonder releases "You are the Sunshine of my Love"

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
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Stevie Wonder
  • May 19 "Daisy A Day" by Jud Strunk hits #14
  • May 19 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • May 20 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances

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May 25 George Harrison releases "Give Me Love" in UK

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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  • May 26 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970" album goes #1
  • May 26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • May 26 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
  • May 26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • May 7 Kristian Lundin, record producer
  • May 14 Shanice, [Wilson], vocalist (Discovery, Loving You), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Natalie Appleton, Canadian-born singer
  • May 17 Josh Homme, American musician and songwriter
  • May 17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian composer
  • May 20 Elsa Lunghini, French singer and actress
  • May 24 Ruslana, Ukrainian singer
  • May 29 Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • May 21 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
  • May 28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • May 29 P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • May 30 Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66