On This Day

Events in Music in May 1974

  • May 6 Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London
  • May 11 "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7

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May 11 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen

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May 17 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 15th String quartet

  • May 18 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1

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May 24 "The Dean Martin Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • May 26 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14-year old is trampled
  • May 28 "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
  • May 28 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC