This Month in Music History – May

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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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