May 2012 in Music

Events in Music


Music awardsMusic Awards

May 20 20th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter
Adele
  • May 26 57th Eurovision Song Contest: Loreen for Sweden wins singing "Euphoria" in Baku

Weddings in Music

  • May 12 McFly guitarist Tom Fletcher (27) weds actress Giovanna Falcone (27) at One Marylebone in London
  • May 23 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

Deaths in Music

  • May 1 Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65

Person of interestAdam Yauch

May 4 MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • May 13 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70

Person of interestDonna Summer

May 17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • May 18 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, dies at 86

Person of interestRobin Gibb

May 20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • May 29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89