This Month in Music History – May

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This Month in Music History

May 1
• 1967: Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu

May 2
• 1980: Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” is banned by the South African government

May 3
• 1928: James Brown is born

May 4
• 1970: Four students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State are shot by National Guardsmen

May 7
• 1946: Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is born

May 8
• 1955: Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is born

May 10
• 1957: Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols is born John Simon Beverly

May 13
• 1966: Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish is born
• 1950: Stevie Wonder is born

May 14
• 1998: Frank Sinatra dies in Los Angeles
• 1952: David Byrne of The Talking Heads is born

May 15
• 1945: The first U.S. album chart is introduced

May 16
• 1966: The Beach Boys release Pet Sounds

May 17
• 1980: Kiss drummer Peter Criss leaves the band
for a solo career

May 19
• 1945: Pete Townshend of The Who is born

May 20
• 1972: Busta Rhymes is born
• 1944: Joe Cocker is born

May 22
• 1979: Cheap Trick’s album Live at Budokan goes platinum
• 1975: “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels raises his previous cash offer to The Beatles to reunite and appear on the show.
• 1959: Morrissey is born Stephen Patrick Morrissey in Manchester, England

May 24
• 1969: Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes is born
• 1941: Bob Dylan is born Robert Zimmerman

May 26
• 1994: Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson marry
• 1926: Miles Davis is born

May 31
• 1948: John Bonham of Led Zeppelin is born

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