May 1988 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • May 8 "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • May 12 "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • May 14 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • May 15 "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 15 "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • May 21 "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Birthdays in Music

  • May 2 Lara Liang, Taiwanese-American Singer
  • May 5 Brooke Hogan, American singer
  • May 5 Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter

Person of interestAdele

May 5 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
  • May 7 Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious
  • May 24 Billy Gilman, American singer
  • May 31 Hope Partlow, American Singer

Deaths in Music

  • May 5 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • May 13 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • May 22 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • May 27 Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77