May 1996 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 1 "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • May 5 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances

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May 9 Geddy Lee is made an Officer of theĀ Order of Canada

Singer-Songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-Songwriter
Geddy Lee
  • May 12 "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 12 "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • May 18 41st Eurovision Song Contest: Eimear Quinn for Ireland wins singing "The Voice" in Oslo
  • May 21 "You're Makin' Me High" single released by Toni Braxton (Grammy Award Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 1997)
  • May 22 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • May 26 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 performances

Weddings in Music

  • May 25 Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 27 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 William Mitchell Byers, musician, dies on 79th birthday
  • May 11 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85
  • May 11 Walter Hyatt, #Musician, dies at 46
  • May 15 George M Tindley, songwriter/vocalist, dies at 57
  • May 17 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, musician, dies at 61
  • May 17 Kevin Gilbert, American singer, composer and instrumentalist (b. 1966)
  • May 20 Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer, dies at 37
  • May 21 Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60
  • May 24 Jacob Druckman, American composer, dies at 67
  • May 25 Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • May 26 Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
  • May 27 Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
  • May 29 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • May 29 Tamara Toumanova, dancer, dies at 77
  • May 30 Bob Stroup, trombonist, dies at 57
  • May 30 John Kahn, bassist, dies at 47
  • May 31 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), dies at 59