May 1982 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 7 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 performances
  • May 9 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC
  • May 16 "Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • May 16 "Is There Life after High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
  • May 27 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances
  • May 29 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62
  • May 30 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances
  • May 31 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Lorie [Laure Pester], French singer, born in Le Plessis-Bouchard, Île-de-France
  • May 4 Hector King, Mexican singer and songwriter, born in Culiacán, Mexico
  • May 4 Rasheeda, American hiphop singer, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • May 5 Edyta Sliwinska, Polish ballroom dancer

Person of interestCory Monteith

May 11 Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo), born in Calgary, Alberta (d. 2013)

Actor & Musician Cory Monteith
Actor & Musician
Cory Monteith
  • May 15 Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (The Pussycat Dolls)
  • May 18 Eric West, American singer and actor
  • May 23 Malene Mortensen, Danish singer
  • May 23 Tristan Prettyman, American musician
  • May 29 Joanne Borgella, American plus-sized model and singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
  • May 5 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, dies at 56
  • May 11 Piet van Egmond, organist/conductor, dies at 70
  • May 13 Gara Garayev [Kara Karayev], Soviet-Azerbaijani composer (Seven Beauties), dies at 64
  • May 13 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • May 26 Nanny Larsén-Todsen, Swedish opera singer, dies at 97