Events in Music in May 1960

  • May 3 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • May 7 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • May 7 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • May 7 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances

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May 12 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

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  • May 14 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • May 23 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 23 "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
  • May 28 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • May 29 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1