On This Day

Events in Music in May 1971

  • May 1 Rolling Stones release "Brown Sugar"
  • May 5 "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • May 8 "Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 15 "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • May 16 Benjamin Britten's opera "Owen Wingrave" premieres in Aldwych, London
  • May 17 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" premieres off-Broadway

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May 28 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 29 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • May 30 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice