Events in Music in May 1979

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Elton John becomes 1st pop star to perform in Israel

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John

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May 2 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • May 19 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3
  • May 20 "I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
  • May 20 Elton John is the 1st western pop star to tour USSR
  • May 23 "Kids Are All Right" rockumentary film featuring The Who premieres
  • May 23 Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
  • May 26 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
  • May 29 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
  • May 31 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • May 31 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens