May 1984 in Music

Events in Music


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May 1 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • May 2 "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 performances
  • May 5 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • May 12 White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
  • May 13 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • May 14 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win

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May 19 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • May 19 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • May 20 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • May 24 "Wiz" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 13 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Keiichiro Koyama, Japanese musician (NEWS)
  • May 3 Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer
  • May 5 Wade MacNeil, Canadian guitarist (Alexisonfire)
  • May 5 Eve Torres, American dancer and model
  • May 20 Kenny Vasoli, American singer
  • May 25 Marion Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
  • May 25 Kostas Martakis, Greek singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Gordon Jenkins, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 73
  • May 14 Larry Stock, songwriter (Blueberry Hill), dies
  • May 25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79