May 2013 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 10 Agnetha Faltskog releases a new album called "A"

  • May 18 58th Eurovision Song Contest: Emmelie de Forest for Denmark wins singing "Only Teardrops" in Malmo

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 19 21st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Ollie Mitchell, American musician and bandleader (The Wrecking Crew), dies of cancer at 86

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent
  • May 26 Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

Deaths in Music

  • May 2 Jeff Hanneman, American guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • May 17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • May 20 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), dies of cancer at 74
  • May 22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • May 25 Marshall Lytle, American Rock bassist, dies from lung cancer at 79