May 1990 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • May 2 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • May 5 35th Eurovision Song Contest: Toto Cutugno for Italy wins singing "Insieme: 1992" in Zagreb
  • May 10 "Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 45 performances

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May 12 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • May 13 "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • May 15 "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • May 20 "Truly Blessed" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 33 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • May 14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • May 29 Dave Morton, American guitarist

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 12 Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 William Levi Dawson, composer, dies at 90
  • May 9 Luigi Nono, Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66
  • May 14 Andre Ameller, composer, dies at 78
  • May 16 Samuel "Sammy" Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), dies of throat cancer at 64
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies at 71 of heart failure