May 2007 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 12 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki

FA Cup Final

May 19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,826): Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1 – 0 (a.e.t.); Didier Drogba scores 116' winner for Blues' 4th title

Music History

May 23 American singer-songwriter Paul Simon receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Good Girl Gone Bad

May 31 Rihanna releases her breakthrough album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

Weddings in Music

  • May 5 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

Amy Lee

May 6 Evanescence singer Amy Lee (25) weds Josh Hartzler (29) in Little Rock, Arkansas

Amy Winehouse

May 18 Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (23) weds former video production assistant Blake Fielder-Civil (25) in Miami, Florida; divorce in 2009

Divorces in Music

Billie Piper

May 31 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer and educator (Menil Antiphons), dies of complications from pneumonia at 69
  • May 6 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • May 7 Bianco [Eugene Capobianco], American jazz, easy-listening, and session harpist, dies at 80
  • May 8 Carson Whitsett, American session keyboard player and songwriter ("Don't Give Up On Me"), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • May 9 Jacob Gilboa, Israeli composer, dies at 87
  • May 16 Albert Delvaux, Belgian composer (Symphonia Burlesca), dies at 93
  • May 18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer & movie actor, dies at 74
  • May 27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist, dies at 75
  • May 27 Izumi Sakai, Japanese pop singer (Zard - "Makenaide (Please Don't Lose)"), dies from head injuries after a fall, while undergoing cancer treatments at 40