On This Day

May 2009 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 16 54th Eurovision Song Contest: Alexander Rybak for Norway wins singing "Fairytale" in Moscow

Weddings in Music

  • May 4 Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
  • May 8 Westlife singer Kian Egan (29) weds actress Jodi Albert (25) in Barbados

Deaths in Music

  • May 12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop singer-songwriter (b. 1957)
  • May 18 Dolla [Roderick Anthony Burton II], American rapper, dies at21
  • May 19 Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73
  • May 24 Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter (b. 1963)