Deaths in Music in May 1974

  • May 4 Israel Citkowitz, composer, dies at 65
  • May 8 Graham Bond, British R&B musician, dies jumping under a train at 36
  • May 9 Lyubomir Pipkov, composer, dies at 69
  • May 23 Kathleen Cannell, American fashion and dance writer, dies at 82

Person of interestDuke Ellington

May 24 Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • May 25 Pam Morrison, wife of Door's vocalist Jim, dies of drug overdose