May 1975 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

May 11 Natalie Cole releases her debut album "Inseparable" (wins 2 Grammys)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • May 13 "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • May 16 Wings release "Listen to What the Man Said" in UK
  • May 17 "Funky Gibbon" by The Goodies hits #79

Music releaseMusic Single

May 26 "Rhinestone Cowboy" single released by Glen Campbell (Billboard Song of the Year 1975)

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 30 Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
  • May 31 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist
  • May 4 Pablo Ruiz, spanish singer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 8 Enrique Iglesias, Spanish singer-songwriter and King of Latin Pop (Bailamos, Hero), born in Madrid, Spain

King of Latin Pop Enrique Iglesias
King of Latin Pop
Enrique Iglesias
  • May 9 Tamia, Canadian singer
  • May 16 Tony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
  • May 16 Tonéx, American singer
  • May 17 Laura Voutilainen, Finnish singer
  • May 18 Jack Johnson, American musician
  • May 21 Lee Gaze, Welsh guitarist
  • May 24 Maria Lawson, British Singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 26 Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill), born in East Orange, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Singer-Songwriter
Lauryn Hill
  • May 27 André 3000, American musician (OutKast)
  • May 27 Jadakiss, American rapper (The Lox)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Melanie Brown [Mel B], English singer "Scary Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Leeds, England


Deaths in Music

  • May 18 Leroy Anderson, American composer, dies at 66
  • May 20 Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62