May 2014 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 10 59th Eurovision Song Contest: Conchita Wurst for Austria wins singing "Rise Like a Phoenix" in Copenhagen

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 23 "Pauline" a chamber opera by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres at the York Theatre in Vancouver


Weddings in Music

  • May 9 Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland (33) weds manager Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • May 31 Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge (53) weds tv actress Linda Wallem (53) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

Deaths in Music

  • May 3 Robert "Bobby" Gregg, American drummer and record producer (Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"), dies at 78
  • May 7 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • May 11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62
  • May 18 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • May 21 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, dies at 87
  • May 28 James K. Randall, American composer, dies at 84