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1973 in music

This is a list of music-related events in 1973.

Contents

January–April

  • 8 January – British Rail authorities restrict Pipe Major Gordon Speirs to playing his bagpipes just one minute in every fifteen on Liverpool Street station, London, on grounds that his playing (part of a holiday campaign by the Scottish Tourist Board) "interferes with station business".
  • 9 January – Mick Jagger's request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug conviction, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones' plans to perform in Japan during their forthcoming tour.
  • 14 January
  • Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii Via Satellite television special is broadcast in over 40 countries around the world.
  • Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is arrested for drug possession at his Marin County home.
  • 18 January – The Rolling Stones' benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims raises over $350,000. On December 22, 1972, an earthquake destroyed Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
  • 21 January – The Rolling Stones open their Pacific tour of Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • 30 January – Kiss perform their first concert, at the Coventry Club in Queens.
  • 2 February – The Midnight Special makes its début as a regular series on NBC. Helen Reddy is the featured artist.
  • 14 February – David Bowie collapses from exhaustion after a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden.
  • 18 February – The King Biscuit Flower Hour is first broadcast with performances by Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, and new artist Bruce Springsteen.
  • 1 March
  • Leonard Bernstein conducts Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto for the first time in his career, with soloist Isaac Stern and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • The Joffrey Ballet's Deuce Coupe Ballet opens. The ballet is set entirely to music by The Beach Boys.
  • Pink Floyd releases The Dark Side of the Moon, which goes on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time. The album debuts on the Billboard 200 on March 17, reaches #1 on April 28, and eventually logs the all-time record of 741 weeks on that chart.
  • 5 March – Jimi Hendrix's former personal manager, Michael Jeffery, is killed in a plane crash. Jeffery was travelling from Majorca to England. All passengers on board the plane were killed.
  • 6 March – The New York Office of the US Immigration Department cancels John Lennon's visa extension five days after granting it.
  • 7 March – The director of talent acquisition at Columbia Records, John H. Hammond, suffers a non-fatal heart attack following a performance by one of his most recent finds, Bruce Springsteen.
  • 8 March – Paul McCartney is fined $240 after pleading guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish farm.
  • 14 March – The singers Stephen Stills and Véronique Sanson are married near Guildford, England.
  • 24 March – Lou Reed is bitten on the buttocks by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, New York.
  • 2 April – Capitol Records releases two collections of The Beatles' greatest hits, The Beatles 1962-1966 and The Beatles 1967-1970 (commonly referred to as the "Red Album" and the "Blue Album", respectively).
  • 7 April – In Luxembourg, the 18th Eurovision Song Contest is won by Luxembourg for the second consecutive year, this time with "Tu te reconnaîtras", sung by Anne-Marie David. Spain finish in second place with "Eres Tú", sung by Mocedades; the United Kingdom finish third with Cliff Richard singing "Power to All Our Friends". The top three placed songs become international hits.
  • 8 April – Opening of the first La Rochelle Festival of Contemporary Music, under the direction of Claude Samuel. Featured composers include Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis
  • 13 April - The Wailers's fifth studio album, Catch a Fire, was released under Island Records to critical acclaim. Becoming one of the biggest albums of the reggae genre, it established the Wailers and Bob Marley.
  • 15 April – Tenth Royan Festival of International Contemporary Art begins, including concerts featuring music by Jean Barraqué and Horațiu Rădulescu, amongst others.
  • 16 April – Paul McCartney's first solo television special, James Paul McCartney, airs on ABC. The special includes performances by McCartney and Wings.
  • 18 April – Violinist Jascha Heifetz deposits parts from his prized Guarnerius violin in the newly poured wet concrete of the foundation for the new Virginia Ramo Hall of Music, under construction at the University of Southern California, in order to ensure the building will be "in tune", and to bring luck.
  • May–August

  • 4 May – 29 July – Led Zeppelin embarks on a tour of the United States, during which they set the record for highest attendance for a concert, 56,800, at the Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The record was previously held by The Beatles. Performances for the movie The Song Remains the Same are also filmed.
  • 9 May – Mick Jagger adds $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 raised by The Rolling Stones' January 18 benefit concert for the victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake.
  • 12 May – David Bowie is the first rock artist to perform at Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
  • 13 May – Daniel Barenboim collapses with a gastric upset during a concert at the Brighton Festival, but later had sufficiently recovered to be driven home.
  • 23 May – Don Robey sells Duke Records, Peacock Records and Backbeat Records to ABC Dunhill Records.
  • 25 May – Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells becomes the first release on Richard Branson's newly launched Virgin label.
  • 4 June – Ronnie Lane plays his last show with Faces at the Edmonton Sundown in London. Lane had informed the band three weeks earlier that he was quitting.
  • 15 June – The first Istanbul International Music Festival opens.
  • 16 June – Benjamin Britten's opera Death in Venice, receives its première at Snape Maltings.
  • 29 June – The Scorpions play their first gig with Uli Roth at a festival in Vechta. Roth was originally intended as a temporary replacement for Michael Schenker, who had just been snapped up by U.F.O. earlier in the month.
  • 30 June – Ian Gillan quits Deep Purple.
  • 1 July – Slade play a sell-out Earls Court in London after two number one singles this year.
  • 3 July – David Bowie 'retires' his stage persona Ziggy Stardust in front of a shocked audience at the Hammersmith Odeon at the end of his British tour.
  • 4 July – Slade drummer Don Powell is critically injured in a car crash in Wolverhampton; his 20-year-old girlfriend is killed. With his life in danger, the band's future is left in the balance. Powell recovered after surgery, and was able to join the band ten weeks later in New York, to record "Merry Xmas Everybody".
  • 13 July – The Everly Brothers break up. Queen releases their debut album.
  • 15 July – Ray Davies of The Kinks makes an emotional outburst during a performance at White City Stadium, announcing he is quitting the group. He later recants the statement.
  • 28 July – Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival is attended by 600,000, who see The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead.
  • 30 July – Soviet officials grant permission for Gennadi Rozhdestvensky to accept a three-year appointment as chief conductor of the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the first time a Soviet orchestra conductor has been allowed to take up such a position outside of the Eastern Bloc.
  • 6 August – Stevie Wonder is seriously injured in a car accident outside Durham, North Carolina, spending the next four days in a coma.
  • 20 August – The London Symphony Orchestra becomes the first British orchestra to take part in the Salzburg Festival.
  • 25 August – The Allman Brothers nearly suffer another tragedy when Butch Trucks crashes his car near Macon, Georgia, not far from where Duane Allman was killed two years earlier. Trucks survives with only a broken leg.
  • September–December

  • 1 September – The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Vienna, Austria.
  • 20 September – Jim Croce, Maury Muehleisen and four others die in a plane crash in Louisiana.
  • 22 September – Benita Valente makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera, singing Pamina in The Magic Flute.
  • 23 September – The Roxy Theatre opens in West Hollywood, California.
  • 27 September – Don Kirshner's Rock Concert premieres on syndicated television with a performance by The Rolling Stones.
  • 29 September – Jan Akkerman from the Netherlands was chosen 'Best Guitarist in The World' by the readers of the UK magazine, Melody Maker.
  • 6 October – Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band become the national brass-band champions of Great Britain by defeating 18 other bands at the Albert Hall in London.
  • 12 October – Genesis releases their 5th studio album Selling England by the Pound, one of their most commercially successful albums
  • 13 October – Family play their last concert at De Montfort Hall at Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University) before splitting up for good. A farewell party at a local Holiday Inn after the show ends in a good-natured melée, with people jumping in or pushed into the motel pool.
  • 17 October – The 1973 oil crisis begins, causing shortages of the vinyl needed to manufacture records. A number of new albums are either delayed or only available in limited quantities until after the holiday season.
  • 19 October – The Who release Quadrophenia, one of their most critically acclaimed albums.
  • 20 October – Queen Elizabeth opens Sydney Opera House.
  • 1 November – Kiss becomes the first act signed to Neil Bogart's new label, Casablanca Records.
  • 5 November
  • Cellist Jacqueline du Pré is forced to retire because she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
  • Two friends of the recently deceased Gram Parsons hand themselves in to police and confess to having carried out an impromptu cremation of the singer's body at the Joshua Tree National Monument.
  • 7 November – Harold Holt Ltd., agent for Jacqueline du Pré, deny newspaper reports that she will never perform again, while at the same time confirming she has been diagnosed with "a mild case of multiple sclerosis" and has no definite plans for future performances.
  • 20 November – The Who open their Quadrophenia US tour with a concert at San Francisco's Cow Palace, but drummer Keith Moon passes out and has to be carried off the stage. Nineteen-year-old fan Scot Halpin is selected from the audience to finish the show.
  • December – Paul Pena produces his second album, New Train, but due to a dispute with Albert Grossman of Bearsville Records the release was canceled. The album would later be released on Hybrid Recordings in 2000.
  • 3 December – CBGB music club opens in Manhattan.
  • 15 December – Jermaine Jackson marries Hazel Gordy, daughter of Motown Records executive Berry Gordy.
  • 25 December – Universal Pictures releases The Sting, reviving interest in the ragtime music of Scott Joplin.
  • 31 December
  • Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young perform under the name AC/DC at the former Sydney nightclub 'Chequers' for their New Year's Eve party.
  • The second annual New Year's Rockin' Eve airs on NBC, with performances by Tower of Power, Billy Preston and The Pointer Sisters.
  • Unknown dates

  • Royal Manchester College of Music and the Northern School of Music merge to create the Royal Northern College of Music.
  • The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is launched, with Pablo Casals as its president.
  • U.F.O. signs a contract with Chrysalis Records.
  • Approximate date – Salsa music originates in New York City.
  • Bands formed

  • See Musical groups established in 1973
  • Bands disbanded

  • See Musical groups disestablished in 1973
  • Biggest hit singles

    The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1973.

    Other selected singles

  • "5:15" – The Who
  • "48 Crash" – Suzi Quatro
  • "20th Century Boy" – T. Rex
  • "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)" – The Four Tops
  • "All Because of You" – Geordie
  • "All I Know" – Art Garfunkel
  • "All the Way from Memphis" – Mott the Hoople
  • "Alright Alright Alright" – Mungo Jerry
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" – Deodato
  • "Angel Fingers" – Wizzard
  • "Angie " – The Rolling Stones (#1 US)
  • "Are You Man Enough" – The Four Tops
  • "Armed and Extremely Dangerous" – First Choice
  • "Ashes to Ashes" - The 5th Dimension
  • "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" – Jim Croce
  • "The Ballroom Blitz" – Sweet
  • "Basketball Jones" – Cheech and Chong
  • "Be" – Neil Diamond
  • "Behind Closed Doors" – Charlie Rich (#15 US)
  • "Blinded By the Light" – Bruce Springsteen
  • "Blockbuster!" – Sweet
  • "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" – Bette Midler
  • "Brother Louie" – Hot Chocolate
  • "Brother Louie" – Stories
  • "Call Me (Come Back Home)" – Al Green
  • "Candle in the Wind" – Elton John
  • "Can the Can" – Suzi Quatro
  • "Can You Do It" – Geordie
  • "Caroline" – Status Quo
  • "C'est pour toi" (French version of "Touch the Wind") - Mocedades
  • "China Grove" – The Doobie Brothers
  • "Cindy Incidentally" – Faces
  • "The Cisco Kid" – War (#2 US)
  • "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" – The Spinners
  • "The Cover Of "Rolling Stone"" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  • "Cum on Feel the Noize" – Slade
  • "Daddy's Home" – Jermaine Jackson
  • "Daisy a Day" – Jud Strunk (#14 US)
  • "Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)" – Barry Blue
  • "Dancing in the Moonlight" – King Harvest
  • "Daniel" – Elton John
  • "Daydreamer"/"The Puppy Song" – David Cassidy
  • "The Dean and I" – 10cc
  • "Delta Dawn" – Helen Reddy
  • "Diamond Girl" – Seals and Crofts (#6 US)
  • "Do It Again" – Steely Dan
  • "Do You Wanna Dance" – Barry Blue
  • "Do You Wanna Dance?" – Bette Midler
  • "Do You Wanna Touch Me" – Gary Glitter
  • "Don't Expect Me to be Your Friend" – Lobo
  • "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" – James Taylor
  • "Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – The Rolling Stones
  • "Dream On" – Aerosmith
  • "Drive-In Saturday" – David Bowie (#3 UK)
  • "D'yer Mak'er" – Led Zeppelin
  • "Everything's Been Changed" - The 5th Dimension
  • "Eye Level" – Simon Park Orchestra
  • "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" – Chicago
  • "For Your Love" - Gwen McCrae
  • "Frankenstein" – Edgar Winter Group
  • "The Free Electric Band" - Albert Hammond
  • "Get Down" – Gilbert O'Sullivan
  • "Goin' Home" – The Osmonds
  • "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" – Elton John
  • "The Groover" – T.Rex
  • "Gypsy Man" – War
  • "Half-Breed" – Cher
  • "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" – Bryan Ferry
  • "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat" – DeFranco Family
  • "Helen Wheels" – Paul McCartney and Wings
  • "Hell Raiser" – Sweet
  • "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" – Gary Glitter
  • "Hello Hooray" – Alice Cooper
  • "Hello It's Me" – Todd Rundgren (#5 US)
  • "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" – Al Green
  • "Hi, Hi, Hi"/"C Moon" – Wings
  • "Higher Ground" – Stevie Wonder
  • "Hocus Pocus" – Focus
  • "Hummingbird" - Seals and Crofts
  • "Hurting Each Other"- The Carpenters
  • "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" – Johnny Taylor
  • "I Got a Name" – Jim Croce
  • "I Love You Love Me Love" – Gary Glitter
  • "I Wanna Be With You" – Raspberries
  • "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" – Wizzard
  • "I'm Doing Fine Now" – New York City
  • "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" – Barry White
  • "I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)" – The Moody Blues
  • "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" – Gary Glitter
  • "I've Been Hurt" – Guy Darrell
  • "I've Got to Use My Imagination" – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • "If You Don't Know Me By Now" – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
  • "If You Want Me To Stay" – Sly and The Family Stone
  • "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" – John Fogerty
  • "The Jean Genie" – David Bowie
  • "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" – Looking Glass
  • "The Joker" – Steve Miller Band
  • "Just You 'N' Me" – Chicago
  • "Keep On Truckin'" – Eddie Kendricks (#1 US)
  • "Keeper of the Castle" – The Four Tops
  • "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Roberta Flack
  • "Kodachrome" – Paul Simon
  • "Lamplight" – David Essex
  • "Last Song" – Edward Bear
  • "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" – Helen Reddy
  • "Let It Ride" – Bachman–Turner Overdrive
  • "Let Me Serenade You" - Three Dog Night
  • "Let's Get It On" – Marvin Gaye
  • "Let Me Be There" – Olivia Newton-John
  • "Let Me In" – The Osmonds
  • "Life on Mars?" – David Bowie
  • "Live and Let Die" – Wings
  • "Living For the City" – Stevie Wonder
  • "Living Together, Growing Together" - The 5th Dimension
  • "Long Train Runnin'" – The Doobie Brothers
  • "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)" - ABBA
  • "Love Train" – The O'Jays
  • "Loves Me Like a Rock" – Paul Simon (with The Dixie Hummingbirds)
  • "A Love Song" - Anne Murray
  • "Mama Loo" – Les Humphries Singers
  • "Masterpiece" – The Temptations (#7 US)
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" – Billy Paul
  • "Merry Xmas Everybody" – Slade
  • "Midnight Train to Georgia" – Gladys Knight and The Pips
  • "Midnight Rider" – Gregg Allman
  • "Mind Games" – John Lennon
  • "Money" – Pink Floyd
  • "The Morning After" – Maureen McGovern
  • "The Most Beautiful Girl" – Charlie Rich
  • "Muskrat Love" – America
  • "My Coo-Ca-Choo" – Alvin Stardust
  • "My Friend Stan" – Slade
  • "My Love" – Paul McCartney & Wings
  • "My Maria" - B. W. Stevenson
  • "My Music" – Loggins and Messina
  • "Natural High" – Bloodstone
  • "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" – Vicki Lawrence
  • "Nina, Pretty Ballerina" – ABBA
  • "No More Mr. Nice Guy" – Alice Cooper
  • "Nutbush City Limits – Ike and Tina Turner
  • "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" – Hurricane Smith
  • "One and One is One" – Medicine Head
  • "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" – The Spinners
  • "Painted Ladies" – Ian Thomas
  • "Paper Plane" – Status Quo
  • "Paper Roses" – Marie Osmond
  • "Photograph" – Ringo Starr (#1 US)
  • "Pick Up The Pieces" – Hudson Ford
  • "Pillow Talk" – Sylvia
  • "Playground in My Mind" – Clint Holmes
  • "Power to All Our Friends" – Cliff Richard
  • "Ramblin' Man" – Allman Brothers Band
  • "Reelin' in the Years" – Steely Dan
  • "Relay" – The Who
  • "Right Place Wrong Time" – Dr. John
  • "The Right Thing to Do" – Carly Simon
  • "Ring Ring" – ABBA
  • "Rock On" – David Essex
  • "Rocky Mountain High" – John Denver
  • "Rocky Mountain Way" – Joe Walsh
  • "Roll Away the Stone" – Mott the Hoople
  • "Roll Over Beethoven" – Electric Light Orchestra
  • "Rubber Bullets" – 10cc
  • "Sail On, Sailor" – The Beach Boys
  • "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" – Elton John
  • "See My Baby Jive" – Wizzard
  • "Send a Little Love My Way" - Anne Murray
  • "Shambala" – Three Dog Night
  • "Show and Tell" – Al Wilson
  • "Sing" – The Carpenters
  • "Sitting" – Cat Stevens
  • "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me" – Slade
  • "Smarty Pants" – First Choice
  • "Smoke on the Water" – Deep Purple
  • "Solitaire" - Andy Williams
  • "Sorrow" – David Bowie
  • "Soul Makossa" – Manu Dibango
  • "Space Race" – Billy Preston
  • "Stir It Up" – Johnny Nash
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You" – Stealers Wheel
  • "Sunday Sunrise" - Brenda Lee
  • "Superstition" – Stevie Wonder
  • "Sylvia" – Focus
  • "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" – Paul Simon
  • "Teenage Lament '74" - Alice Cooper
  • "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
  • "Time in a Bottle" – Jim Croce
  • "That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2" – The Isley Brothers
  • "Top of the World" – The Carpenters
  • "Touch Me in the Morning" – Diana Ross
  • "Trouble Man" – Marvin Gaye
  • "Welcome Home" – Peters and Lee
  • "We're an American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad
  • "What About Me" - Anne Murray
  • "Whisky in the Jar" – Thin Lizzy
  • "Why Me" – Kris Kristofferson
  • "Wildflower" – Skylark
  • "Will It Go Round in Circles" – Billy Preston
  • "Wonderful Dream (Tu Te Reconnaîtras)" – Anne-Marie David (Eurovision winner)
  • "Won't Somebody Dance With Me" – Lynsey de Paul
  • "The World Is A Ghetto" – War
  • "Yesterday Once More" – The Carpenters (#2 US)
  • "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – Stevie Wonder
  • "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart" - The Detroit Emeralds
  • "You're So Vain" – Carly Simon (#1 US)
  • "Young Love" – Donny Osmond
  • "Your Mama Don't Dance" – Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
  • Published popular music

  • "And I Love You So" w.m. Don McLean
  • "Candle in the Wind" w. Bernie Taupin m. Elton John
  • "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" w.m. Jim Croce
  • "I've Got to Use My Imagination"      w.m. Gerry Goffin & Barry Goldberg
  • "Last Song" w.m. Lawrence Wayne Evoy
  • "Liaisons" w.m. Stephen Sondheim from the musical A Little Night Music
  • "Midnight Train to Georgia"     w.m. Jim Weatherly
  • "Misdemeanor" w.m. Foster Sylvers
  • "Nadia's Theme" m. Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr., from the TV soap opera The Young and the Restless
  • "(Say Has Anybody Seen) My Sweet Gypsy Rose"     w.m. Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
  • "Piano Man" w.m. Billy Joel
  • "Send in the Clowns"     w.m. Stephen Sondheim from the musical A Little Night Music
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You"     w.m. Joe Egan & Gerry Rafferty
  • "There Used To Be A Ballpark" w.m. Joe Raposo
  • "Top of the World" w.m. John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
  • "The Way We Were" w. Alan and Marilyn Bergman m. Marvin Hamlisch from the film The Way We Were
  • "Yesterday Once More" w.m. John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
  • Other notable songs (world)

  • "Desert Of Passion" – The Peanuts (Japan)
  • "Fusil Contra Fusil" – Silvio Rodríguez (Cuba)
  • "Goodbye, my love, goodbye" – Demis Roussos (Europe-wide)
  • "I Love You Because" – Michel Polnareff (France)
  • "J'ai un probleme" – Sylvie Vartan (France)
  • "Mistero" – Gigliola Cinquetti (Italy)
  • Classical music

  • Jean Absil – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3
  • William Alwyn – Fantasy Sonata for flute and harp
  • Günter Bialas – Trois Moments Musicaux, for piano
  • Gloria Coates – Music on Open Strings (Symphony No. 1)
  • George Crumb – Makrokosmos, Volume II for amplified piano
  • Alberto Ginastera – String Quartet No. 3
  • Lou Harrison – Organ Concerto with Percussion
  • Anthony Iannaccone – Rituals
  • Bruno Maderna - Oboe Concerto No. 3
  • Frank Martin – Requiem
  • Akira Miyoshi – Nocturne
  • Luigi Nono – Canto per il Vietnam
  • Carl Orff – De temporum fine comoedia
  • Dmitri Shostakovich – Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op. 143
  • Eduard Tubin - Symphony No. 10
  • Opera

  • Nikolai Korndorf – Feast in the Time of Plague
  • Musical theater

  • Gigi (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe) – Broadway production (adaptation of the film version)
  • Grease - London production
  • Gypsy (Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim) – London production opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on May 29 starring Angela Lansbury, Barrie Ingham and Zan Charisse
  • Irene - Broadway revival
  • The King and I (Rodgers & Hammerstein) – London revival
  • A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim) – Broadway production opened at the Shubert Theatre and ran for 601 performances
  • No, No, Nanette (Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach, Vincent Youmans) – London revival
  • The Pajama Game (Richard Adler and Jerry Ross) – Broadway revival
  • Pippin' - London production
  • Raisin - Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 847 performances
  • The Rocky Horror Show (Richard O'Brien) – London production
  • Seesaw - Broadway production opened at the Uris Theatre on March 18 and ran for 296 performances
  • Treasure Island London production opened at the Mermaid Theatre on December 17. Starred Bernard Miles, Jonathan Scott Taylor and Spike Milligan.
  • Two Gentleman of Verona - London production
  • Musical films

  • Allá en el Norte
  • Andrea
  • Dnestrovskiye melodii
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Godspell
  • Jaal
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Lost Horizon
  • Maria d'Oro und Bello Blue
  • Robin Hood
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Births

  • 9 January – Sean Paul, reggae and dancehall artist
  • 12 January
  • Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • Matt Wong (Reel Big Fish)
  • 13 January - Juan Diego Flórez, Peruvian operatic tenor
  • 2 February - Latino, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 21 February – Justin Sane, singer, guitarist and songwriter
  • 22 February
  • Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Brazilian guitarist
  • Scott Phillips, drummer
  • 24 February – Chris Fehn, American rock percussionist (Slipknot)
  • 26 February – André Tanneberger, German DJ
  • 1 March – Ryan Peake, Canadian rock musician (Nickelback)
  • 10 March – Dan Swanö, Swedish musician
  • 17 March – Caroline Corr, Irish drummer (The Corrs)
  • 25 March – Anders Fridén, Swedish vocalist
  • 3 April – Marija Gluvakov, pianist
  • 4 April – Kelly Price, soul singer
  • 29 April – Mike Hogan, Irish bassist (The Cranberries)
  • 2 May – Justin Burnett, film score composer
  • 5 May – Casino Versus Japan, electronic musician
  • 13 May - Eric Lewis, jazz pianist
  • 14 May
  • Natalie Appleton, British singer (All Saints)
  • Shanice, American singer
  • 17 May – Joshua Homme, guitarist and vocalist of Queens of the Stone Age
  • 23 May – Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
  • 26 May - Magdalena Kožená, Czech mezzo-soprano
  • 9 June - Jana Sýkorová, Czech operatic contralto
  • 10 June
  • Faith Evans, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress
  • Flesh-n-Bone, American rapper
  • 13 June – Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, American singer (SWV)
  • 17 June - Krayzie Bone, American rapper and producer (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • 19 June - Jörg Widmann, German clarinetist and composer
  • 20 June - Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter (Deftones, Team Sleep, and Crosses)
  • 23 June – Marie N, Latvian Eurovision-winning singer
  • 26 June – Gretchen Wilson, American singer
  • 4 July – Gackt, singer, songwriter, and musician
  • 5 July – Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer (The Cardigans)
  • 11 July – Andrew Bird, singer-songwriter
  • 15 July – Buju Banton, reggae/dancehall artist
  • 17 July – Tony Dovolani, Albanian-American dancer and actor
  • 22 July
  • Aleksey Igudesman, Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor
  • Daniel Jones, English-Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Savage Garden)
  • Petey Pablo, American rapper and actor
  • 23 July – Fran Healy, British singer (Travis)
  • 25 July - Dani Filth, Israeli-born musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 29 July – Wanya Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men)
  • 8 August – Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • 9 August - Meg Okura, jazz violinist, ehru player and composer
  • 12 August – Grey DeLisle, American voice actress and singer
  • 13 August - Gregory Vajda, Hungarian clarinetist, conductor and composer
  • 15 August – Adnan Sami, British-born singer, music composer, pianist
  • 22 August
  • Beenie Man, reggae/dancehall artist
  • Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • 1 September – J.D. Fortune, Canadian rock singer (INXS)
  • 12 September - Dorota Miśkiewicz, Polish singer, songwriter, composer and violinist
  • 14 September – Nas, American rapper
  • 17 September - Amy Black, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2009)
  • 18 September – Ami Onuki, Japanese singer
  • 22 September
  • Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • Martin Owen (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • 26 September – Julienne Davis, American actress/model/singer
  • 29 September
  • Alfie Boe, operatic tenor
  • Rie Eto, Japanese singer
  • 2 October
  • Proof American Rapper and member of D12 (d. 2006)
  • Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
  • LaTocha Scott, American singer
  • Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian pop star
  • 9 October – Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
  • 3 November
  • Sticky Fingaz, American rapper (onyx)
  • Mick Thomson, guitarist of Slipknot
  • 9 November – Nick Lachey, American singer (98 Degrees)
  • 10 November – Jacqui Abbott, English singer (The Beautiful South)
  • 11 November – Jason White, American rock musician (Green Day)
  • 28 November – Jade Puget (AFI)
  • 8 December – Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot
  • 9 December - Bárbara Padilla, operatic soprano
  • 11 December – Mos Def, rapper
  • 17 December - Eddie Fisher (OneRepublic)
  • 27 December – Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • 29 December – Pimp C, American rapper (d. 2007)
  • Undated – Xian Zhang. Chinese-born orchestral conductor
  • Deaths

  • 16 January – Clara Ward, gospel singer, 48 (stroke)
  • 23 January – Kid Ory, jazz trombonist and bandleader, 86
  • 3 February – Andy Razaf, composer, poet and lyricist, 77
  • 7 February – Pixinguinha, choro composer and woodwind player, 75
  • 19 February
  • Joseph Szigeti, violinist, 80
  • Leon Washington, jazz saxophonist, 63 (leukemia)
  • 28 February - Terig Tucci, Argentine composer, violinist, pianist, and mandolinist, 75
  • 5 March – Michael Jeffery, Jimi Hendrix's personal manager
  • 8 March – Ron Pigpen McKernan, musician and songwriter (Grateful Dead), 27 (stomach hemorrhage)
  • 19 March - Lauritz Melchior, Wagnerian tenor, 82
  • 26 March
  • Safford Cape, American composer and musicologist, 66
  • Noël Coward, composer and dramatist, 73
  • 28 March - Gertrude Johnson, coloratura soprano, 78
  • 18 April – Willie 'The Lion' Smith, US jazz pianist, 79
  • 9 May - Mark Wessel, pianist and composer, 79
  • 21 May – Vaughn Monroe, US singer and bandleader, 61
  • 27 May - Ilona Kabos, Hungarian-British pianist and teacher, 79
  • 4 June - Murry Wilson, musician and record producer, 55
  • 8 June - Tubby Hayes, jazz musician, 38 (during heart surgery)
  • 2 July - Betty Grable, US actress and singer, 56 (lung cancer)
  • 3 July - Karel Ančerl, conductor, 65
  • 6 July – Otto Klemperer, conductor, 88
  • 11 July – Alexander Mosolov, Russian composer, 72
  • 15 July – Clarence White, guitarist (The Byrds), 29 (road accident)
  • 2 August - Rosetta Pampanini, operatic soprano, 76
  • 4 August - Eddie Condon, jazz banjoist and guitarist, 67
  • 6 August - Memphis Minnie, blues singer and guitarist, 76
  • 16 August - Astra Desmond, operatic contralto, 80
  • 17 August
  • Jean Barraqué, French classical composer, 45
  • Paul Williams, baritone singer and co-founder of the Motown group, The Temptations, 34 (suicide by gunshot)
  • 19 August - Brew Moore, jazz saxophonist, 49 (fell downstairs)
  • 1 September - Graziella Pareto, operatic soprano, 84
  • 6 September – Sir William Henry Harris, organist and composer, 90
  • 10 September – Allan Gray, composer, 71
  • 11 September - Martha Angelici, operatic soprano, 66
  • 16 September – Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer, 40 (murdered)
  • 17 September– Hugo Winterhalter, US conductor and arranger, 53
  • 19 September – Gram Parsons, guitarist/vocalist, 26 (drug overdose)
  • 20 September
  • Jim Croce, 30, singer-songwriter and
  • Maury Muehleisen, 24, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter (plane crash)
  • Ben Webster, jazz saxophonist, 64
  • 16 October
  • Gene Krupa, drummer, 64
  • Jorge Peña Hen, composer, 45
  • 22 October – Pablo Casals, cellist, 95
  • 10 November
  • Zeke Zettner (The Stooges), 25 (heroin overdose)
  • David "Stringbean" Akeman, country banjo player and comedian, 57 (murdered)
  • 18 November – Alois Hába, composer, 80
  • 23 November - De De Pierce, jazz trumpeter, 69
  • 26 November - Edith Mason, operatic soprano, 81
  • 27 November – Frank Christian, jazz trumpeter, 85
  • 13 December - Fanny Heldy, operatic soprano, 85
  • 20 December – Bobby Darin, American singer and actor, 37 (heart failure)
  • 31 December – Emile Christian, jazz trombonist, 78
  • date unknown – Cäwdät Fäyzi, Tatar composer and folklorist
  • Grammy Awards

  • Grammy Awards of 1973
  • Eurovision Song Contest

  • Eurovision Song Contest 1973
  • References

    1973 in music Wikipedia


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