On This Day

Events in Music in May 1966

  • May 1 Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)

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May 6 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the US

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  • May 7 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
  • May 13 The Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black" in the UK
  • May 14 A Lover's Concerto by Mrs Miller hits #95
  • May 21 "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
  • May 21 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • May 21 Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
  • May 23 The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
  • May 24 "Mame" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 1508 performances
  • May 28 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34

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May 28 Dmitri Shostakovich's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad