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

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May 19 TV musical show "Glee" starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox

Actress and Comedian Jane Lynch
Actress and Comedian
Jane Lynch

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 Irish "Westlife" singer Kian Egan (29) weds British actress Jodi Albert (25) in Barbados

Deaths in Music

  • May 9 Turner Stephen Bruton, American country songwriter and musician (Crazy Heart), dies of throat cancer at 59
  • May 12 Antonio Vega, Spanish pop-rock singer-songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 51
  • May 15 Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and smooth jazz bassist, dies from the effects of cancer at 44
  • 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, producer, and singer-songwriter (Wilco, 1994-2001), dies of an accidental overdose of prescription painkiller Fentanyl at 46