May 1991 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • May 4 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome

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May 13 "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale

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  • May 19 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • May 25 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
  • May 29 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand

Birthdays in Music

  • May 19 Jordan Pruitt, American singer
  • May 24 Erika Umeda, Japanese singer

Weddings in Music

  • May 3 American singer Andy Williams weds 2nd wife Debbie Hass

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Egyptian singer and composer (b. 1907)
  • May 8 Jean Langlais, composer, dies at 84
  • May 9 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian-American pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music), dies at 88
  • May 13 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), dies of cancer at 83
  • May 15 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), dies of cancer at 84
  • May 20 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer, dies at 65
  • May 23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • May 23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • May 24 Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
  • May 27 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)