Deaths in Music in May 1988

  • May 5 George Rose, British actor and singer (Beacon Hill, Holocaust), dies at 68
  • May 13 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • May 22 Dennis Day, tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), dies at 71
  • May 27 Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77