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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