On This Day

Events in Music in May 1969

  • May 3 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances

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May 16 Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 16 The Who's Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey charged with assault
  • May 17 "My Wife, My Dog, My Cat" by Maskman & The Agents hits #92
  • May 18 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • May 23 The Who release rock opera "Tommy"
  • May 24 Beatles' "Get Back" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
  • May 24 "Sugar, Sugar" single released by The Archies (Billboard Song of the Year 1969)

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May 26 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their 2nd bed-in for peace (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

Music releaseMusic Single

May 31 Stevie Wonder releases the single "My Cherie Amour" which goes on to become a soul classic

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder