Events in Music on May 12

  • 1832 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan
  • 1894 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1926 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 1st Symphony premieres in Leningrad

Music release#1 in the Charts

1934 "Cocktails For Two" by Duke Ellington hits #1

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1950 Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
  • 1958 "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" by Dicky Doo & The Don'ts hits #40

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1959 "Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller

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1960 Elvis Presley appears on a Frank Sinatra special

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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1963 Bob Dylan walks out of the "Ed Sullivan Show"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Music concertMusic Concert

1967 1st quadraphonic concert by Pink Floyd at the Games for May concert in London

Rock Bassist and Vocalist Roger Waters
Rock Bassist and Vocalist
Roger Waters
Singer-songwriter and Producer David Gilmour
Singer-songwriter and Producer
David Gilmour

Music releaseAlbum Release

1967 "Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

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1972 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973 Dueling Tubas by Martin Mull hits #92
  • 1981 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC for 333 performances
  • 1984 White Horse by Laid Back hits #26
  • 1988 "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1990 Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott "Saturday Night Live" to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor
Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • 1996 "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1996 "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

1997 "It's Your Love" single released by Time McGraw and Faith Hill

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2001 46th Eurovision Song Contest: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL for Estonia wins singing "Everybody" in Copenhagen
  • 2007 52nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marija Serifovic wins singing "Molitva" in Helsinki

Music releaseAlbum Release

2017 Former One Direction singer Harry Styles releases his self-titled debut solo album

Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
  • 2018 63rd Eurovision song contest won by Netta from Israel in Lisbon, Portugal