Deaths in Music in May 2001

  • May 3 Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • May 9 James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • May 12 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • May 16 Brian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (b. 1944)
  • May 17 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (YĆ«zuru), dies at 77
  • May 19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • May 20 Renato Carosone, Italian musician (b. 1920)
  • May 30 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55