On This Day

Events in Music in May 1984

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May 1 Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood

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May 2 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George", a fictionalized version of painter Georges Seurat's relationship with his grandson, starring Mandy Patinkin, opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 604 performances

Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim
Composer and Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim
Post-Impressionist Painter Georges Seurat
Post-Impressionist Painter
Georges Seurat
  • May 5 29th Eurovision Song Contest: Herreys for Sweden wins singing "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" in Luxembourg
  • May 12 White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
  • May 13 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • May 14 19th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Lee Greenwood, and Janie Fricke win
  • May 16 "When Doves Cry" single released by Prince (Billboard Song of the Year, 1984)

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May 19 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

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May 19 109th Preakness: Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr., aboard Gate Dancer wins his second Pimlico classic

  • May 20 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • May 24 Revival of musical "The Wiz" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, runs for 13 performances