Events in Music in May 1977

  • May 2 "The King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • May 6 "Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
  • May 7 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
  • May 7 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • May 21 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • May 25 "Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released

Film release premierFilm Release

May 25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 27 The Sex Pistols release "God Save the Queen", sparking major controversy and leading to a ban on the song by the BBC

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • May 31 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances