May 1976 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 4 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 7 performances
  • May 8 "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 7 performances
  • May 9 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 15 Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
  • May 27 "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances

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May 29 "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29

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  • May 31 The Who set the record for the loudest concert of all time, 120 decibels at 50 metres, at The Valley in Charlton

Birthdays in Music

  • May 8 Martha Wainwright, Canadian American musician and songwriter
  • May 8 Ian "H" Watkins, pop singer (Steps)
  • May 10 Stuart Braithwaite, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
  • May 10 Udo Mechels, Belgian singer
  • May 14 Hunter Burgan, American musician (AFI)
  • May 17 Lee-Hom Wang, American-born Taiwanese musician and composer
  • May 21 Deron Miller, American rock musician
  • May 21 Kardinal Offishall, Canadian rapper
  • May 24 Alessandro Cortini, Italian musician
  • May 25 Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
  • May 26 Justin Pierre, American singer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • May 29 David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)

Weddings in Music

  • May 10 "KISS" former lead guitarist Ace Frehley (25) weds Janette Trerotola

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer, dies at 74
  • May 9 Valentino Bucchi, composer, dies at 59
  • May 11 Camille Schmit, composer, dies at 68
  • May 14 Keith Relf, British musician and vocalist (the Yardbirds-For Your Love, Renaissance), electrocuted while playing an improperly earthed electric guitar at 33
  • May 21 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77