Deaths in Music in May 1994

  • May 3 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • May 6 Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59
  • May 11 Danny Overbea, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 68
  • May 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • May 15 Frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
  • May 15 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, dies at 71
  • May 17 Donald Keith Falkner, singer, dies at 94
  • May 23 Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
  • May 24 Sandor Lakatos, Hungarian violist/orchestra leader, dies at 69
  • May 25 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • May 26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • May 27 Robert Chudnick [Red Rodney], American jazz trumpeter, dies from lung cancer at 66
  • May 29 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, drummer, dies at 61
  • May 31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • May 31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85