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

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Leonard Bernstein in 1973

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Foghat's Tony Stevens in 1973

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Isaac Hayes in 1973

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Dizzy Gillespie in 1973

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Joan Baez in 1973

Specific locations[]

  • 1973 in British music
  • 1973 in Norwegian music

Specific genres[]

  • 1973 in country music
  • 1973 in heavy metal music
  • 1973 in jazz

Events[]

January–April[]

  • January 8 – 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".[1]
  • January 9Mick 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.
  • January 14
    • 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.
  • January 18The Rolling Stones' benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims raises over $350,000. On December 22, 1972, an earthquake destroyed Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
  • January 21The Rolling Stones open their Pacific tour of Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • January 30Kiss perform their first concert, at the Coventry Club in Queens, New York City, United States.
  • February 2The Midnight Special makes its début as a regular series on US TV channel NBC. Helen Reddy is the featured artist.[2]
  • February 14David Bowie collapses from exhaustion after a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden.
  • February 18 – The King Biscuit Flower Hour is first broadcast with performances by Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, and new artist Bruce Springsteen.
  • March 1
  • March 5Jimi 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.
  • March 6 – The New York Office of the US Immigration Department cancels John Lennon's visa extension five days after granting it.
  • March 7 – 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.
  • March 8Paul McCartney is fined $240 after pleading guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish farm.[3]
  • March 14 – The singers Stephen Stills and Véronique Sanson are married near Guildford, England.
  • March 24Lou Reed is bitten on the buttocks by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, New York.
  • April 2Capitol 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).
  • April 7 – 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.
  • April 8 – Opening of the first La Rochelle Festival of Contemporary Music, under the direction of Claude Samuel. Featured composers include Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis
  • April 15 – Tenth Royan Festival of International Contemporary Art begins, including concerts featuring music by Jean Barraqué and Horațiu Rădulescu, amongst others.
  • April 16Paul McCartney's first solo television special, James Paul McCartney, airs on ABC. The special includes performances by McCartney and Wings.
  • April 18 – 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, United States, in order to ensure the building will be "in tune", and to bring luck.

May–August[]

  • May 4July 29Led 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.
  • May 9Mick 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.
  • May 12David Bowie is the first rock artist to perform at Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
  • May 13Daniel Barenboim collapses with a gastric upset during a concert at the Brighton Festival, but later had sufficiently recovered to be driven home.
  • May 23Don Robey sells Duke Records, Peacock Records and Backbeat Records to ABC Dunhill Records.
  • May 25Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells becomes the first release on Richard Branson's newly launched Virgin label.
  • June 4Ronnie 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.
  • June 15 – The first Istanbul International Music Festival opens.
  • June 16Benjamin Britten's opera Death in Venice, receives its première at Snape Maltings.
  • June 29 – 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.
  • June 30Ian Gillan quits Deep Purple.
  • July 1Slade play a sell-out Earls Court in London after two number one singles this year.
  • July 3David Bowie 'retires' his stage persona Ziggy Stardust in front of a shocked audience at the Hammersmith Odeon at the end of his British tour.
  • July 4Slade 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".
  • July 13The Everly Brothers break up. Queen releases their debut album.
  • July 15Ray 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.
  • July 28Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival is attended by 600,000, who see The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead.
  • July 30 – 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.[4]
  • August 6Stevie Wonder is seriously injured in a car accident outside Durham, North Carolina, spending the next four days in a coma.[5]
  • August 11DJ Kool Herc originates the hip hop genre in New York City.[6]
  • August 20 – The London Symphony Orchestra becomes the first British orchestra to take part in the Salzburg Festival.
  • August 25The 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.[7]

September–December[]

  • September 1The Rolling Stones open their European tour in Vienna, Austria.
  • September 20Jim Croce, Maury Muehleisen and four others die in a plane crash in Louisiana.[8]
  • September 22Benita Valente makes her debut with the Metropolitan Opera, singing Pamina in The Magic Flute.[9]
  • September 23 – The Roxy Theatre opens in West Hollywood, California.
  • September 27Don Kirshner's Rock Concert is premièred on syndicated television in the United States, including a performance by The Rolling Stones.[10]
  • September 29Jan Akkerman from the Netherlands was chosen 'Best Guitarist in The World' by the readers of the UK magazine, Melody Maker.
  • October 6Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band become the national brass-band champions of Great Britain by defeating 18 other bands at the Albert Hall in London.[11]
  • October 12Genesis releases their 5th studio album Selling England by the Pound, one of their most commercially successful albums
  • October 13Family 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.
  • October 17 – 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.
  • October 19The Who release Quadrophenia, one of their most critically acclaimed albums.
  • October 20Queen Elizabeth opens Sydney Opera House.
  • November 1 – Kiss becomes the first act signed to Neil Bogart's new label, Casablanca Records.
  • November 5
    • Cellist Jacqueline du Pré is forced to retire because she has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.[12]
    • 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.[13]
  • November 7 – 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.[14]
  • November 20The 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. 19-year old fan Scot Halpin is selected from the audience to finish the show.
  • DecemberPaul 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.
  • December 3CBGB music club opens in Manhattan.
  • December 15Jermaine Jackson marries Hazel Gordy, daughter of Motown Records executive Berry Gordy.
  • December 25Universal Pictures releases The Sting, reviving interest in the ragtime music of Scott Joplin.
  • December 31
    • 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[]

  • Musica Antiqua Köln formed.
  • 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[]

Bands disbanded[]

Albums released[]

January[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey Various Artists -
5 Aerosmith Aerosmith -
Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band -
8 Approximately Infinite Universe Yoko Ono -
Holland The Beach Boys -
13 Who Do We Think We Are Deep Purple -
15 Any Old Wind That Blows Johnny Cash -
19 Life in a Tin Can Bee Gees -
23 The Six Wives of Henry VIII Rick Wakeman -
25 Dixie Chicken Little Feat -
The Great Lost Kinks Album The Kinks Compilation of unreleased material
26 Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player Elton John -
28 Tanx T. Rex -
- Artificial Paradise The Guess Who -
Back in '72 Bob Seger -
GP Gram Parsons -
Heartbreaker Free -
In Concert Derek and the Dominos Live 1970
Let Me Touch Your Mind Ike & Tina Turner -
Naked Songs Al Kooper -
Separate Ways Elvis Presley Compilation
True Stories and Other Dreams Judy Collins -
We the People Ellen McIlwaine -

February[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Tyranny and Mutation Blue Öyster Cult -
Billion Dollar Babies Alice Cooper -
4 Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite Elvis Presley Live
7 Raw Power The Stooges -
18 Blueprint Rory Gallagher -
21 Masterpiece The Temptations -
22 Amabutho Ladysmith Black Mambazo -
25 In the Right Place Dr. John -
28 Camel Camel Debut
- All Out Grin -
Back Up Against the Wall Atlanta Rhythm Section -
The Best of Mountain Mountain Compilation
Black Caesar James Brown Soundtrack
Cameo Dusty Springfield -
David Ruffin David Ruffin -
Heaven Help the Child Mickey Newbury -
Rosie Fairport Convention -
Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory Traffic -
Solid Air John Martyn -

March[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd US; released in UK March 24
Paris 1919 John Cale -
A Wizard, a True Star Todd Rundgren -
2 ELO 2/Electric Light Orchestra II Electric Light Orchestra -
The Captain and Me The Doobie Brothers -
6 Closing Time Tom Waits -
7 Byrds The Byrds -
9 The New Age Canned Heat -
23 For Your Pleasure Roxy Music -
Larks' Tongues in Aspic King Crimson -
26 Beck, Bogert & Appice Beck, Bogert & Appice -
Ring Ring ABBA -
27 I've Got So Much to Give Barry White -
28 Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin -
My Tennessee Mountain Home Dolly Parton -
29 Skywriter The Jackson 5 -
Birds of Fire Mahavishnu Orchestra -
30 Sextant Herbie Hancock -
31 Ooh La La Faces -
- After You, Pride's Not Hard to Swallow Hank Williams, Jr. -
Atem Tangerine Dream -
Cosmic Wheels Donovan -
Grand Hotel Procol Harum -
Heart Food Judee Sill -
In Deep Argent -
A Letter to Myself The Chi-Lites -
Lonesome, On'ry and Mean Waylon Jennings -
Losin' Streak Ray Stevens -
My Feet Are Smiling Leo Kottke Live
Neither One of Us Gladys Knight & the Pips -
Penguin Fleetwood Mac -
Raunch 'N' Roll Live Black Oak Arkansas Live
Rock and Roll Foghat aka Rock and Roll
Still Alive and Well Johnny Winter -
Sylvester and the Hot Band Sylvester -
Where Are You Now, My Son? Joan Baez -

April[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Live Songs Leonard Cohen Live
2 1962-1966 The Beatles Compilation
1967-1970 The Beatles Compilation
12 Bloodshot The J. Geils Band -
13 Aladdin Sane David Bowie -
Catch a Fire Bob Marley & The Wailers -
Music & Me Michael Jackson -
17 Desperado Eagles -
18 Renaissance The Miracles -
20 Daltrey Roger Daltrey -
23 Down the Road Manassas -
30 Red Rose Speedway Paul McCartney and Wings -
- Bittersweet White Light Cher -
The Blue Ridge Rangers John Fogerty -
Call Me Al Green -
Danny's Song Anne Murray Studio and live
Diamond Girl Seals and Crofts -
Eat It Humble Pie Double LP; three sides studio, one side live
The Gospel Road Johnny Cash Soundtrack
Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys Arlo Guthrie -
The Marshall Tucker Band The Marshall Tucker Band -
Ma Rare Earth -
Melanie at Carnegie Hall Melanie Live
No Ruinous Feud Incredible String Band -
Parcel of Rogues Steeleye Span -
Spinners The Spinners -
Thirty Seconds Over Winterland Jefferson Airplane Live
Uriah Heep Live Uriah Heep Live
What's Your Mama's Name Tanya Tucker -
Zarathustra Museo Rosenbach -

May[]

Day Album Artist Notes
5 There Goes Rhymin' Simon Paul Simon -
11 Space Ritual Hawkwind Live
Wishbone Four Wishbone Ash -
16 Now & Then Carpenters -
17 Bachman–Turner Overdrive Bachman–Turner Overdrive -
18 History of The Byrds The Byrds Compilation
Yessongs Yes Live
25 Flying Teapot Gong -
Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield -
30 Les Granges Brûlées Jean Michel Jarre -
Living in the Material World George Harrison -
- Any Day Now Scott Walker -
Bananamour Kevin Ayers -
Country Casanova Commander Cody -
Eddie Kendricks Eddie Kendricks -
Head to the Sky Earth, Wind & Fire -
Honey in the Rock Charlie Daniels -
I Knew Jesus (Before He Was a Star) Glen Campbell -
Oora Edgar Broughton Band -
The Pointer Sisters Pointer Sisters -
Razamanaz Nazareth -
Rigor Mortis Sets In John Entwistle -
Tower of Power Tower of Power -
You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw Spooky Tooth -

June[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Touch Me Gary Glitter -
8 Facts of Life Bobby Womack -
15 Messin' Manfred Mann's Earth Band -
18 Extension of a Man Donny Hathaway -
The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get Joe Walsh -
19 Smokey Smokey Robinson -
22 Touch Me in the Morning Diana Ross -
25 Chicago VI Chicago -
Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) Aretha Franklin -
30 Fresh Sly & the Family Stone -
- 10 The Guess Who -
Crossword Puzzle The Partridge Family -
Fantasy Carole King -
Farewell Andromeda John Denver -
Jesus Christ Superstar Various Artists Soundtrack
A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry Nilsson and Gordon Jenkins -
Never Turn Your Back on a Friend Budgie -
The Plan The Osmonds -
Roger McGuinn Roger McGuinn -
Shotgun Willie Willie Nelson -
A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean Jimmy Buffett -

July[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Life and Times Jim Croce -
6 A Passion Play Jethro Tull -
7 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow -
9 Cosmic Slop Funkadelic -
12 Elvis Elvis Presley -
13 History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice) Grateful Dead Live 1970
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Bob Dylan Soundtrack
Queen Queen -
15 We're an American Band Grand Funk Railroad -
18 Rufus Rufus -
20 Genesis Live Genesis Live
Love Devotion Surrender Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin -
Mott Mott the Hoople -
25 Foreigner Cat Stevens -
26 Tres Hombres ZZ Top -
27 New York Dolls New York Dolls -
- 10cc 10cc -
African Herbsman The Wailers Compilation
Berlin Lou Reed -
Countdown to Ecstasy Steely Dan -
Honky Tonk Heroes Waylon Jennings -
Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits Janis Joplin Compilation
Moontan Golden Earring -
The Morning After Maureen McGovern -
Styx II Styx -
The Sweet Sweet US-only compilation and debut
Whatever Turns You On West, Bruce and Laing -

August[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack -
3 Innervisions Stevie Wonder -
7 3 + 3 The Isley Brothers -
Pressure Cookin' Labelle -
10 Sing It Again Rod Rod Stewart Compilation
13 (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) Lynyrd Skynyrd -
23 Body Talk George Benson -
28 Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye -
31 Goats Head Soup The Rolling Stones -
- 41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti Various Artists Soundtrack
Bio Chuck Berry -
Boulders Roy Wood -
Brothers and Sisters The Allman Brothers Band -
Chi-Lites The Chi-Lites -
Deliver the Word War -
Future Days Can -
Hard Nose the Highway Van Morrison -
Legend Henry Cow -
Live at Montezuma Hall Mickey Newbury Live
Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur -
No Sweat Blood, Sweat & Tears -
Unlucky Boy Chicken Shack -
Valley Hi Ian Matthews -
Volcanic Rock Buffalo -
Yeah! Brownsville Station -

September[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Bang James Gang -
I'm a Writer, Not a Fighter Gilbert O'Sullivan -
3 Johnny Cash and His Woman Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash -
Sweet Freedom Uriah Heep -
7 Over-Nite Sensation Frank Zappa -
10 Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert Eric Clapton Live
Side 3 Raspberries -
11 Angel Clare Art Garfunkel -
The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle Bruce Springsteen -
12 G.I.T.: Get It Together The Jackson 5 -
14 Bubbling Over Dolly Parton -
15 Crazy Eyes Poco -
21 Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music Billy Preston -
Faust IV Faust -
In a Glass House Gentle Giant -
Vagabonds of the Western World Thin Lizzy -
22 Paper Roses Marie Osmond -
23 High on the Hog Black Oak Arkansas -
24 Milestones Roy Orbison -
Super Fly T.N.T. Osibisa Soundtrack
28 Hello! Status Quo -
Sladest Slade Compilation
- Back into the Future Man Live
Don't Call Me Mama Anymore Cass Elliot Live
Ecstasy Ohio Players
From the Depths of My Soul Marlena Shaw -
Full Moon Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge -
It's Only a Movie Family -
Live! The World of Ike & Tina Ike & Tina Turner Live
Nice 'n' Greasy Atomic Rooster -
Show Your Hand Average White Band -
Ten Years Are Gone John Mayall -
Where My Heart Is Ronnie Milsap -
Wild and Peaceful Kool & the Gang -

October[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Raised on Rock Elvis Presley -
Spectrum Billy Cobham -
Don't Cry Now Linda Ronstadt -
2 Stone Gon' Barry White -
5 For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night Caravan -
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John -
These Foolish Things Bryan Ferry -
9 Cyan Three Dog Night -
Imagination Gladys Knight & the Pips -
10 Ashes Are Burning Renaissance -
13 Selling England by the Pound Genesis -
14 Jackie Jackson Jackie Jackson -
15 Moondog Matinee The Band -
Mystery to Me Fleetwood Mac -
Time Fades Away Neil Young Live
Wake of the Flood Grateful Dead -
16 Live in Europe Creedence Clearwater Revival Live
17 Montrose Montrose -
19 Burnin' Bob Marley & The Wailers -
Hat Trick America -
The Joker Steve Miller Band -
Pin Ups David Bowie Covers album
Quadrophenia The Who -
20 Frampton's Camel Peter Frampton -
26 Diana & Marvin Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye -
Head Hunters Herbie Hancock -
27 Half-Breed Cher -
29 It's Like You Never Left Dave Mason -
- The Adventures of Panama Red New Riders of the Purple Sage -
All American Boy Rick Derringer -
At the Rainbow Focus Live
Bodacious DF Bodacious DF -
Bulletin Board The Partridge Family -
Cyborg Klaus Schulze -
Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes David Cassidy -
For Everyman Jackson Browne -
Full Sail Loggins and Messina -
Gone Crazy Grin -
Inside Out John Martyn -
I Remember Hank Williams Glen Campbell -
Laid Back Gregg Allman -
Marjory Razorblade Kevin Coyne -
Mine Dolly Parton Compilation
Nine Fairport Convention -
Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back Frank Sinatra -
On the Road Traffic Live
Playin' Favorites Don McLean -
Please Don't Ever Change Brinsley Schwarz -
Ralf und Florian Kraftwerk -
Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro -
Sweet Revenge John Prine -
Takin' My Time Bonnie Raitt -
You've Got It Bad Girl Quincy Jones -

November[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Rockin' with Curly Leads The Shadows -
Stranded Roxy Music -
2 Barbra Streisand...And Other Musical Instruments Barbra Streisand -
On the Road to Freedom Alvin Lee -
Ringo Ringo Starr -
3 Abandoned Luncheonette Hall & Oates -
9 Loud 'n' Proud Nazareth UK
Piano Man Billy Joel -
Welcome Santana -
10 Ship Ahoy The O'Jays -
11 Tattoo Rory Gallagher -
16 Bette Midler Bette Midler -
Mind Games John Lennon -
Preservation Act 1 The Kinks -
19 The Beach Boys in Concert The Beach Boys Live
Brain Salad Surgery Emerson, Lake & Palmer -
Dylan Bob Dylan Outtakes recorded 1969–'70
20 Muscle of Love Alice Cooper -
23 Feeling the Space Yoko Ono -
26 Ass Badfinger -
30 Solar Fire Manfred Mann's Earth Band -
- Bedside Manners Are Extra Greenslade -
Between Nothingness and Eternity Mahavishnu Orchestra Live
Electric Jewels April Wine -
Friends and Legends Michael Stanley -
The Human Menagerie Cockney Rebel -
John Denver's Greatest Hits John Denver Compilation
Ladies Invited The J. Geils Band -
(No Pussyfooting) Robert Fripp and Brian Eno -
Nutbush City Limits (album) Ike & Tina Turner -
On the Third Day Electric Light Orchestra -
Quiet Places Buffy Sainte-Marie -
Stretch Scott Walker -
Viva Terlingua Jerry Jeff Walker Live
Witness Spooky Tooth -
Wovoka Redbone -

December[]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 I Got a Name Jim Croce Posthumous
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Black Sabbath -
Short Stories Harry Chapin -
5 Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings -
6 Last Time I Saw Him Diana Ross -
Livin' for You Al Green -
7 1990 The Temptations -
Angel's Egg Gong -
Tales from Topographic Oceans Yes Double album
22 Comin' Atcha Madeline Bell -
- Another Lonely Song Tammy Wynette -
Bachman–Turner Overdrive II Bachman–Turner Overdrive -
Essence to Essence Donovan -
Live Dates Wishbone Ash Live
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Ozark Mountain Daredevils -
The Payback James Brown -
Ridin' the Storm Out REO Speedwagon -
Virtuoso Joe Pass -

Release date unknown[]

Biggest hit singles[]

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

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 The Rolling Stones Angie 1973 United Kingdom US BB 1 – Sep 1973, Canada 1 – Sep 1973, Netherlands 1 – Sep 1973, France 1 – Sep 1973, Switzerland 1 – Sep 1973, Norway 1 – Oct 1973, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Jun 1974, Australia Goset 1 – Oct 1973, Europe 3 of the 1970s, Germany 4 – Jan 1974, Belgium 4 of all time, UK 5 – Sep 1973, Italy 6 of 1974, Austria 8 – Oct 1973, DDD 11 of 1973, Australia 19 of 1973, RYM 27 of 1973, Poland 43 of all time, Scrobulate 51 of ballad, US CashBox 69 of 1973, OzNet 71, Germany 190 of the 1970s, WXPN 571, Acclaimed 1093
2 Tony Orlando & Dawn Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree 1973 United States UK 1 – Mar 1973, US BB 1 – Mar 1973, US CashBox 1 of 1973, Canada 1 – Mar 1973, Netherlands 1 – Apr 1973, Norway 1 – May 1973, Australia 1 of 1973, Éire 1 – Apr 1973, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Dec 1973, Australia Goset 1 – May 1973, Austria 2 – Jun 1973, France 3 – Apr 1973, Germany 10 – Jun 1973, South Africa 10 of 1973, US BB 11 of 1973, TOTP 14, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1973, POP 36 of 1973, DDD 88 of 1973
3 Sweet The Ballroom Blitz 1973

1975

(us)

United Kingdom Canada 1 – Aug 1975, France 1 – Oct 1973, Éire 1 – Sep 1973, Australia Goset 1 – Nov 1973, UK 2 – Sep 1973, Norway 2 – Oct 1973, Switzerland 3 – Sep 1973, Germany 3 – Jan 1974, Netherlands 4 – Sep 1973, US BB 5 – Aug 1975, Austria 5 – Nov 1973, Australia 9 of 1974, Scrobulate 9 of glam rock, US BB 11 of 1975, RYM 15 of 1973, POP 30 of 1975, US CashBox 46 of 1975, DDD 51 of 1973, Germany 137 of the 1970s, TheQ 188, OzNet 217, Acclaimed 2373
4 Elton John Crocodile Rock 1972 United Kingdom US BB 1 – Dec 1972, Canada 1 – Dec 1972, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1973, Italy 1 of 1973, Australia Goset 2 – Jan 1973, Norway 3 – Feb 1973, US CashBox 4 of 1973, Germany 4 – Jan 1973, UK 5 – Nov 1972, Australia 5 of 1973, Austria 6 – Feb 1973, France 9 – Dec 1972, POP 9 of 1973, Netherlands 12 – Dec 1972, OzNet 12, US BB 16 of 1973, RYM 26 of 1972, DDD 27 of 1972, Germany 223 of the 1970s, Acclaimed 2325
5 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song 1973 United States US BB 1 – Feb 1973, Canada 1 – Feb 1973, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Nov 1973, Australia Goset 1 – Mar 1973, Grammy in 1973, Netherlands 3 – Feb 1973, Norway 4 – Aug 1973, France 5 – Apr 1973, UK 6 – Feb 1973, DDD 8 of 1973, Australia 17 of 1973, Austria 19 – Dec 1973, US CashBox 21 of 1973, RYM 25 of 1973, Switzerland 32 – Oct 1996, RIAA 101, Rolling Stone 360, Acclaimed 631, OzNet 863

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 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
  • "Baby, I Love YouDave Edmunds
  • "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
  • "Born To Be With YouDave Edmunds
  • "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
  • "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)
  • "Close Your Eyes" – Edward Bear
  • "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
  • "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" – George Harrison
  • "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 Got to Use My Imagination" – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • "If You Don't Know Me By Now" – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
  • "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
  • "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 LimitsIke & 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
  • "Pretty Lady" – Lighthouse
  • "Power to All Our Friends" – Cliff Richard
  • "Radar Love" – Golden Earring
  • "Ramblin' Man" – Allman Brothers Band
  • "Randy" – Blue Mink
  • "Reelin' in the Years" – Steely Dan
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Sweet Understanding Love" – The Four Tops
  • "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
  • "The Old Fashioned Way" – Charles Aznavour
  • "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
  • "Empty Tables" w. Johnny Mercer m. Jimmy Van Heusen. Introduced by Frank Sinatra
  • "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
  • "WOLD (song)" – Harry Chapin
  • "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 AlwynFantasy Sonata for flute and harp
  • Malcolm ArnoldSymphony No. 7
  • Günter BialasTrois Moments Musicaux, for piano
  • Luciano Berio
    • Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
    • Still, for orchestra
    • Linea for Two Pianos, Marimba and Vibraphone
  • John Cage
    • Etcetera, for small orchestra, tape and, optionally, three conductors
    • Exercise, for an orchestra of soloists (based on Etcetera)
  • Carlos Chávez
    • Estudio a Rubinstein, for piano
    • Paisajes mexicanos, for orchestra
    • Partita, for timpani
    • Sonante, for orchestra
  • Gloria CoatesMusic on Open Strings (Symphony No. 1)
  • George CrumbMakrokosmos, Volume II for amplified piano
  • Morton Feldman
    • String Quartet and Orchestra
    • For Frank O'Hara, for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello
    • Voices and Cello, for 2 female voices and cello
  • Alberto Ginastera – String Quartet No. 3
  • Lou HarrisonOrgan Concerto with Percussion
  • Anthony IannacconeRituals
  • Ben Johnston
    • "I'm Goin' Away", for SATB choir
    • String Quartet No. 3, "Vergings"
    • String Quartet No. 4, "Ascent" ("Amazing Grace")
  • Paul LanskyMild und leise (computer music)
  • Bruno Maderna – Oboe Concerto No. 3[15]
  • Frank Martin – Requiem
  • Donald Martino – Notturno, for piccolo/flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, 'cello, piano, and percussion (awarded the 1974 Pulitzer Prize in Music)
  • Akira Miyoshi – Nocturne
  • Luigi NonoCanto per il Vietnam
  • Carl OrffDe temporum fine comoedia
  • Arvo PärtUkuaru valss
  • Walter PistonThree Counterpoints, for violin, viola, and cello
  • Henri PousseurVue sur les Jardins interdits, for saxophone quartet
  • Dmitri ShostakovichSix Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op. 143
  • Eduard Tubin – Symphony No. 10
File:CallasAmsterdam1973a.jpg

Maria Callas farewell tour, 1973

Opera[]

  • Robert BeadellNapoleon (2 February, University of Nebraska, Lincoln)
  • Nikolai KorndorfFeast in the Time of Plague

Jazz[]

Main article: 1973 in jazz

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[]

  • January 1Magnus Sahlgren, Swedish guitarist and linguist
  • January 7Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • January 9Sean Paul, reggae and dancehall artist
  • January 12
  • January 13 - Juan Diego Flórez, Peruvian operatic tenor
  • January 14Katie Griffin, Canadian actress and singer
  • January 19Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
  • February 2 - Latino, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • February 21
    • Heri Joensen, Faroese musician (Týr)
    • Justin Sane, singer, guitarist and songwriter
  • February 22
    • Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Brazilian guitarist
    • Scott Phillips, drummer
  • February 24Chris Fehn, American rock percussionist (Slipknot)
  • February 26
    • André Tanneberger, German DJ
    • Anders and Jonas Björler, Swedish rock guitarists
  • February 27Peter Andre, English-born Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, and television personality
  • March 1Ryan Peake, Canadian rock musician (Nickelback)
  • March 6Peter Lindgren, Swedish musician
  • March 10Dan Swanö, Swedish musician
  • March 17Caroline Corr, Irish drummer (The Corrs)
  • March 25Anders Fridén, Swedish vocalist
  • March 28Matt Nathanson, American folk/rock singer-songwriter
  • March 30DJ AM, American DJ (d. 2009)
  • April 3
    • Marija Gluvakov, pianist
    • Andreas Carlsson, Swedish music producer, composer, and pop songwriter.
  • April 4Kelly Price, soul singer
  • April 5Pharrell Williams, American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer. (The Neptunes, N.E.R.D, Chad Hugo)
  • April 16Akon, American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer, and actor[17]
  • April 25Fredrik Larzon, Swedish rock musician (Millencolin)
  • April 27Sharlee D'Angelo, Swedish guitarist
  • April 29Mike Hogan, Irish bassist (The Cranberries)
  • April 30Jeff Timmons, American singer
  • May 2Justin Burnett, film score composer
  • May 5Casino Versus Japan, electronic musician
  • May 13 - Eric Lewis, jazz pianist
  • May 14
    • Natalie Appleton, British singer (All Saints)
    • Shanice, American singer
  • May 17Joshua Homme, guitarist and vocalist of Queens of the Stone Age
  • May 21Noel Fielding, English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician, and television presenter.
  • May 23
    • Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
    • Emperor Magus Caligula, Swedish musician
  • May 26 - Magdalena Kožená, Czech mezzo-soprano
  • May 31Cadaveria, Italian singer (Opera IX)
  • June 9 - Jana Sýkorová, Czech operatic contralto
  • June 10
    • Faith Evans, singer, songwriter, record producer and actress
    • Flesh-n-Bone, American rapper
  • June 13Cheryl "Coko" Clemons, American singer (SWV)
  • June 14Ceca, Serbian folk singer
  • June 17 - Krayzie Bone, American rapper and producer (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
  • June 19 - Jörg Widmann, German clarinetist and composer
  • June 20 - Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter (Deftones, Team Sleep, and Crosses)
  • June 23Marija Naumova, Latvian Eurovision-winning singer
  • June 26Gretchen Wilson, American singer
  • June 28Frost, Norwegian drummer
  • June 29Kento Masuda, Japanese composer and recording artist
  • July 1Brenton Brown, South African-American Christian musician and worship leader
  • July 4Gackt, singer, songwriter, and musician
  • July 5
    • Joe, American R&B singer
    • Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish drummer (The Cardigans)
    • Róisín Murphy, Irish singer-songwriter and record producer
  • July 11Andrew Bird, singer-songwriter
  • July 15
    • Buju Banton, reggae/dancehall artist
    • John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born rock drummer for the band System of a Down
  • July 17Tony Dovolani, Albanian-American dancer and actor
  • July 22
    • Aleksey Igudesman, Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor
    • Daniel Jones, English-Australian guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Savage Garden)
    • Petey Pablo, American rapper and actor
    • Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer
  • July 23Fran Healy, British singer (Travis)[18]
  • July 25 - Dani Filth, Israeli-born musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • July 29
    • Wanya Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men)
    • Amy S. Foster, Canadian singer-songwriter and author
  • July30Sonu Nigam, Indian singer[19]
  • August 7Zane Lowe, New Zealand born radio presenter, DJ, TV presenter, and record producer
  • August 8Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • August 9
    • Meg Okura, American jazz violinist, Erhu player, and composer
    • Oleksandr Ponomariov, Ukrainian singer
  • August 12Grey DeLisle, American voice actress and singer
  • August 13 - Gregory Vajda, Hungarian clarinetist, conductor and composer
  • August 15Adnan Sami, British born singer, music composer, pianist
  • August 22
    • Beenie Man, reggae/dancehall artist
    • Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • September 1J.D. Fortune, Canadian rock singer (INXS)
  • September 3Jennifer Paige, American singer and songwriter
  • September 5Rose McGowan, American actress, model, singer, and author
  • September 12 - Dorota Miśkiewicz, Polish singer, songwriter, composer and violinist
  • September 14Nas, American rapper
  • September 15Indira Levak, Croatian lead vocalist of Colonia
  • September 17 - Amy Black, operatic mezzo-soprano (died 2009)
  • September 18Ami Onuki, Japanese singer
  • September 19David Zepeda, Mexican actor, model and singer
  • September 22
  • September 26Julienne Davis, American actress/model/singer
  • September 29
    • Alfie Boe, operatic tenor
    • Rie Eto, Japanese singer
  • October 1Christian Borle, American actor and singer[20]
  • October 2
    • Proof American Rapper and member of D12 (died 2006)
    • Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
    • Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian pop star
  • October 9
    • Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
    • Steve Burns, American actor, musician and television host
    • Jen Cloher, Australian singer/songwriter/musician
    • Fabio Lione, Italian singer
  • October 24Laura Veirs, American singer-songwriter
  • October 25Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (died 2005)
  • October 26Seth MacFarlane, American actor, screenwriter, producer, director and singer
  • November 3
    • Sticky Fingaz, American rapper (onyx)
    • Mick Thomson, guitarist of Slipknot
  • November 6Rumi Shishido, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • November 9
    • Nick Lachey, American singer (98 Degrees)
    • Maija Vilkkumaa, Finnish pop rock singer
  • November 10
    • Jacqui Abbott, English singer (The Beautiful South)
    • Róbert Gulya, Hungarian composer
  • November 11Jason White, American rock musician (Green Day)
  • November 12Mayte Garcia, American actress, singer, author, and dancer
  • November 19
    • Billy Currington, American country singer
    • Savion Glover, American tap dancer, actor and choreographer
  • November 28Jade Puget (AFI)
  • December 4Kate Rusby, English folk singer-songwriter
  • December 7
    • Chantelle Barry, Australian singer-songwriter and actress
    • Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
  • December 8Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot
  • December 9 - Bárbara Padilla, operatic soprano
  • December 11Mos Def, rapper
  • December 17 - Eddie Fisher (OneRepublic)
  • December 27Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • December 29Pimp C, American rapper (d. 2007)[21]
  • unknown dateXian Zhang. Chinese-born orchestral conductor

Deaths[]

  • January 16Clara Ward, gospel singer, 48 (stroke)[22]
  • January 23Kid Ory, jazz trombonist and bandleader, 86[23]
  • February 3Andy Razaf, composer, poet and lyricist, 77[24]
  • February 5Kathleen Riddick, British conductor, 65[25]
  • February 7Pixinguinha, choro composer and woodwind player, 75
  • February 19
    • Joseph Szigeti, violinist, 80
    • Leon Washington, jazz saxophonist, 63 (leukemia)
  • February 24Manolo Caracol, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • February 28Terig Tucci, Argentine composer, violinist, pianist and mandolinist, 75
  • March 5Michael Jeffery, Jimi Hendrix's personal manager, 39 (air crash)
  • March 8Ron Pigpen McKernan, musician and songwriter (Grateful Dead), 27 (stomach hemorrhage)
  • March 19Lauritz Melchior, Wagnerian tenor, 82[26]
  • March 26
    • Safford Cape, American composer and musicologist, 66
    • Noël Coward, composer and dramatist, 73[27]
  • March 28Gertrude Johnson, coloratura soprano, 78
  • April 16
    • Nino Bravo, Spanish singer, 28 (car accident)[28]
    • Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian conductor, 43 (drowned)[29]
  • April 18Willie 'The Lion' Smith, US jazz pianist, 79
  • May 9
    • Owen Brannigan, singer[30]
    • Mark Wessel, pianist and composer, 79
  • May 21Vaughn Monroe, US singer and bandleader, 61
  • May 27Ilona Kabos, Hungarian-British pianist and teacher, 79
  • May 29P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer, 44 (heart attack)[31]
  • June 4Murry Wilson, musician and record producer, 55
  • June 8Tubby Hayes, jazz musician, 38 (during heart surgery)[32]
  • June 29Germán Valdés, Mexican actor, singer and comedian (hepatitis)
  • July 2Betty Grable, US actress and singer, 56 (lung cancer)
  • July 3Karel Ančerl, conductor, 65
  • July 6Otto Klemperer, conductor, 88
  • July 11Alexander Mosolov, Russian composer, 72
  • July 15Clarence White, guitarist (The Byrds), 29 (road accident)
  • August 2Rosetta Pampanini, operatic soprano, 76
  • August 4Eddie Condon, jazz banjoist and guitarist, 67
  • August 6Memphis Minnie, blues singer and guitarist, 76
  • August 16Astra Desmond, operatic contralto, 80
  • August 17
    • Jean Barraqué, French classical composer, 45[33]
    • Paul Williams, baritone singer and co-founder of the Motown group, The Temptations, 34 (suicide by gunshot)
  • August 19Brew Moore, jazz saxophonist, 49 (fell downstairs)
  • September 1Graziella Pareto, operatic soprano, 84
  • September 6 – Sir William Henry Harris, organist and composer, 90
  • September 10Allan Gray, composer, 71
  • September 11Martha Angelici, operatic soprano, 66
  • September 16Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer, 40 (murdered)
  • September 17Hugo Winterhalter, US conductor and arranger, 53
  • September 19Gram Parsons, guitarist/vocalist, 26 (drug overdose)[34]
  • September 20
    • Jim Croce, 30, singer-songwriter and
    • Maury Muehleisen, 24, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter (plane crash)[35]
    • Ben Webster, jazz saxophonist, 64
  • October 9Sister Rosetta Tharpe, gospel singer, 58[36]
  • October 16
    • Gene Krupa, drummer, 64
    • Jorge Peña Hen, composer, 45
  • October 22Pablo Casals, cellist, 95
  • October 27Norman Allin, English singer, 88
  • November 10
    • Zeke Zettner (The Stooges), 25 (heroin overdose)
    • David "Stringbean" Akeman, country banjo player and comedian, 57 (murdered)
  • November 18Alois Hába, composer, 80
  • November 23De De Pierce, jazz trumpeter, 69
  • November 26Edith Mason, operatic soprano, 81
  • November 27Frank Christian, jazz trumpeter, 85
  • December 13Fanny Heldy, operatic soprano, 85
  • December 20Bobby Darin, American singer and actor, 37 (heart failure)[37]
  • December 31Emile Christian, jazz trombonist, 78
  • date unknownCäwdät Fäyzi, Tatar composer and folklorist

Awards[]

Grammy Awards[]

  • Grammy Awards of 1973

Country Music Association Awards[]

  • Entertainer of the Year: Roy Clark
  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Charlie Rich
  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Loretta Lynn
  • Song of the Year: Kenny O'Dell – "Behind Closed Doors"
  • Album of the Year: Behind Closed Doors

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Eurovision Song Contest[]

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