1973 in music


1973 in music

Events

January-February

*January 9 - Mick Jagger's request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones' plans to perform in Japan during their upcoming tour of Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.
*January 13 - Aerosmith make their debut by releasing the album "Aerosmith"
*January 14 - Elvis Presley's "Aloha From Hawaii" television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers
*January 14 - Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh is arrested for drug possession in California.
*January 18 - The Rolling Stones' benefit concert for Nicaraguan earthquake victims raises over $350,000. (Mick Jagger adds $150,000 of his own money to the total in May). On December 22, 1972, an earthquake destroyed Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.
*January 21 - The Rolling Stones open their tour of Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand in Honolulu, Hawaii.
*January 30 - Kiss performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens.
*February 14 - David Bowie collapses from exhaustion after a performance at New York's Madison Square Garden

March-April

*March 1 - The New York Joffrey Ballet's "Deuce Coupe Ballet" opens. The ballet is set entirely around music by The Beach Boys.
*March 5 - 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.
*March 6 - The New York Office of the US Immigration Department cancels John Lennon's visa extension, after it having been granted five days earlier.
*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 8 - Paul McCartney is fined $240 after pleading guilty to charges of growing marijuana outside his Scottish farm.
*March 24 - Lou Reed is bitten on the ass by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, New York.
*March 25 - Pink Floyd releases the landmark album "The Dark Side of the Moon".
*March 28 - Led Zeppelin releases "Houses of the Holy" just prior to their lucrative 1973 tour of the United States, wherein the concert film "The Song Remains the Same" is filmed.
*April 3 - 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).
*April 16 - Paul McCartney's first television special, "James Paul McCartney" actually airs on television! The special includes performances by McCartney and Wings.
*Opening of CBGB's

May-July

*May 4- July 29 - Led Zeppelin embarks on a highly lucrative tour of the United States. During the tour they set the record for highest attendance for a concert,56,800, at the Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida. A record previously held by The Beatles. Performances for the movie "The Song Remains the Same" are also filmed.

*May 9 - Mick Jagger adds $150,000 of his own money to the $350,000 raised by The Rolling Stones' January 18th benefit concert for the victims of the Nicaraguan earthquake.
* May 25 - Mike Oldfield releases "Tubular Bells", the first release on Richard Branson's newly launched Virgin label.
*film "The Sting" revives interest in the ragtime music of Scott Joplin
* June 13 - death of Russian composer German Okunev
* July 1 - Slade play a sell-out Earls Court In London after two number one singles that year.
* July 3 - 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.
* July 28 - Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival attended by 600,000 to see The Allman Brothers Band, The Band, and the Grateful Dead.

August-September-October

*September 1 - The Rolling Stones opened their European tour in Vienna, Austria.
*September 19 - Gram Parsons died of a drug overdose in Joshua Tree, California.
*October 13 - Family play their last concert at DeMontfort Hall at Leicester Polytechnic (now DeMontfort University) before splitting up for good. A farewell party at a local Holiday Inn after the show ends in a good-natured melee, with people jumping in or pushed into the motel pool.
*October 19 - The Who release "Quadrophenia", one of their most critically acclaimed albums.
*October 20 - Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House.

December

*31st (New Year's Eve) Brothers Malcolm and Angus Young perform at the former Sydney nightclub 'Chequers' for their New Year's Eve party. They do so under the name 'AC/DC'

Also in 1973

* 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.
* Television forms
* Journey forms
* Kiss forms
* Michael Schenker left Scorpions to join U.F.O..He was replaced temporarily by Uli Roth.
* U.F.O. signs a contract with Chrysalis Records.
* The Ronettes break up, and Ronnie Bennett begins a solo career
* The London Symphony Orchestra becomes the first British Orchestra to be invited to take part in the Salzburg Festival.
* The Open Mind disbands.
* Australian pop/rock band Tin Tin disbands.
* Scorpions disbanded briefly before re-emerging with Dawn Road (Uli Roth's band).
* The Everly Brothers break up.
* New line up of UK pop group Brotherhood of Man are formed. This line-up still continues today.

Albums released

*"Abandoned Luncheonette" - Hall and Oates
*"The Adventures of Panama Red" - The New Riders of the Purple Sage
*"Aerosmith" - Aerosmith
*"African Herbsman" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
*"After the Ball" - John Fahey
*"Afrodisiac" - Fela Kuti
*"Aladdin Sane" - David Bowie
*"All American Boy" - Rick Derringer
*"" - Elvis Presley
*"America's Choice" - Hot Tuna
*"Angel Clare" - Art Garfunkel
*"Angel's Egg" - Gong
*"Anthology" - Quicksilver Messenger Service
*"Any Day Now - Scott Walker
*"Any Old Wind That Blows" - Johnny Cash
*"Ashes Are Burning" - Renaissance
*"Ass" - Badfinger
*"At the Rainbow" - Focus
*"Bachman-Turner Overdrive" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive (debut)
*"Bachman-Turner Overdrive II" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Bananamour" - Kevin Ayers
*"Band on the Run" - Paul McCartney and Wings
*"Barry Manilow I" - Barry Manilow (debut)
*"Basic Miles" - Miles Davis
*"The Beatles 1962-1966" - The Beatles
*"The Beatles 1967-1970" - The Beatles
*"Beck Bogert Appice" - Jeff Beck
*"Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich
*"Berlin" - Lou Reed
*"The Best of Top of the Pops '73" - Top of the Poppers
*"Bette Midler" - Bette Midler
*"Better Days" - Paul Butterfield
*"Billion Dollar Babies" - Alice Cooper
*"Birds of Fire" - Mahavishnu Orchestra
*"Blackboard Jungle Dub" - Lee Perry
*"Black Caesar" - James Brown
*"Bloodshot" - J. Geils Band
*"The Blue Ridge Rangers" - John Fogerty (solo debut)
*"Boulders" - Roy Wood
*"Brain Salad Surgery" - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
*"Brothers and Sisters" - The Allman Brothers Band
*"Burnin'" - Bob Marley & the Wailers
*"Byrds" - The Byrds
*"Canto Por Travesura" - Víctor Jara
*"Call Me" - Al Green
*"The Captain and Me" - The Doobie Brothers
*"Catch a Fire" - Bob Marley & the Wailers
*"Chicago VI" - Chicago
*"Closer To It" - Brian Auger
*"Closing Time" - McCoy Tyner
*"Closing Time" - Tom Waits
*"Comin' Atcha" - Madeline Bell
*"Comin' Right At Ya" - Asleep at the Wheel
*"Conference of the Birds" - Dave Holland
*"Cosmic Slop"-Funkadelic
*"Cosmic Wheels" - Donovan
*"Countdown to Ecstasy" - Steely Dan
*"Country Casanova" - Commander Cody
*"Crazy Eyes" - Poco
*"Cyan" - Three Dog Night
*"Daltrey" - Roger Daltrey
*"The Dark Side of the Moon" - Pink Floyd
*"Deliver the Word" - War
*"Desperado" - Eagles
*"Diamond Girl" - Seals and Crofts
*"Diana & Marvin" - Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye
*"Dion & The Belmonts Reunion" - Dion DiMucci & the Belmonts
*"Dixie Chicken" - Little Feat
*"Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player" - Elton John
*"Double Diamond" - If
*"Dreams are Nuthin' More than Wishes" - David Cassidy
*"Drift Away" - Dobie Gray
*"Dueling Banjos" - Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel
*"Dylan" - Bob Dylan
*"Electric Jewels" - April Wine
*"ELO 2" - Electric Light Orchestra
*"Elvis" - Elvis Presley
*"The End" - Nico
*"Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert" - Eric Clapton
*"Essence to Essence" - Donovan
*"Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music" - Billy Preston
*"Facets" - Miles Davis
*"Fanfare for the Warriors" - The Art Ensemble of Chicago
*"Fantasy" - Carole King
*"Fare Forward Voyagers" - John Fahey
*"The Faust Tapes" - Faust
*"Felona e Sorona" - Le Orme
*"The First Songs" - Laura Nyro
*"Flying Teapot" - Gong
*"Focus III - Focus
*"Foghat" - Foghat
*"For Everyman" - Jackson Browne
*"For Your Pleasure" - Roxy Music
*"Foreigner" - Cat Stevens
*"4" - The Chieftains
*"Four Sider" - Herb Alpert
*"Four Tops Story" - The Four Tops
*"Frampton's Camel" - Peter Frampton
*"Fresh" - Sly & the Family Stone
*"Full Sail" - Loggins and Messina
*"Funky Kingstown" - Toots and The Maytals
*"Future Days" - Can
*"Genesis Live" - Genesis
*"Gentlemen" - Fela Kuti
*"Gimme Something Real" - Ashford & Simpson
*"Goats Head Soup" - The Rolling Stones
*"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John
*"The Gospel Road" - Johnny Cash
*"GP" - Gram Parsons
*"Grand Hotel" - Procol Harum
*"Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J." - Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band (debut)
*"Hank Wilson's Back" - Leon Russell
*"Hard Nose the Highway" - Van Morrison
*"Hat Trick" - America
*"Hello!" - Status Quo
*"Head Hunters" - Herbie Hancock
*"Head to the Sky" - Earth, Wind and Fire
*"Heartbreaker" - Free
*"Hello!" - Status Quo
*"Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky)" - Aretha Franklin
*"History of the Grateful Dead Volume One (Bear's Choice) - The Grateful Dead
*"Holland" - The Beach Boys
*"Honky Tonk Heroes" - Waylon Jennings
*"Houses of the Holy" - Led Zeppelin
*"The Human Menagerie" - Cockney Rebel
*"I Love Dixie Blues, So I Recorded Live In New Orleans" - Merle Haggard
*"I'm a Writer Not a Fighter" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
*"Icarus" - Paul Winter
*"Imagination" - Gladys Knight & the Pips
*"In A Glass House" - Gentle Giant
*"In Concert" - Derek and The Dominos
*"In the Right Place" - Dr. John
*"Innervisions" - Stevie Wonder
*"Inside" - Eloy
*"Inside Out" - John Martyn
*"It All Comes Back" - Paul Butterfield
*"It's Only a Movie" - Family
*"IV" - Faust
*"Jazz Grooves" - King Curtis
*"Johnny Cash and His Woman" - Johnny Cash
*"Join Inn" - Ash Ra Tempel
*"The Joker" - Steve Miller Band
*"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" - Neil Diamond
*"Joy" - Isaac Hayes
*"Julien" - Dalida
*"Just Rock and Roll" - Bill Haley & His Comets
*"Killing Me Softly" - Roberta Flack
*"Kracker Brand" - Kracker
*"Ladies Invited" - J. Geils Band
*"Larks Tongues in Aspic" - King Crimson
*"Last of the Brooklyn Cowboys" - Arlo Guthrie
*"Last Train to Hicksville" - Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks
*"Leon Live!" - Leon Russell
*"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
*"Life in a Tin Can" - The Bee Gees
*"A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night" - Harry Nilsson
*"Live 1973" - Gram Parsons and The Fallen Angels
*"Live at the Rainbow - Focus
*"Live in Europe (CCR album) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
*"" - Donovan
*"Living in the Material World" - George Harrison
*"The London Bo Diddley Sessions" - Bo Diddley
*"Long Hard Climb" - Helen Reddy
*"Los Cochinos" - Cheech & Chong
*"Love Devotion Surrender" - Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin
*"Lucy & Carly - The Simon Sisters Sing for Children" - The Simon Sisters
*"Made in Japan" - Deep Purple
*"Main Street People" - The Four Tops
*"Mama Was a Rock and Roll Singer Papa Used to Write All Her Songs" - Sonny & Cher
*"Maria Muldaur" - Maria Muldaur
*"Marjory Razorblade' - Kevin Coyne
*"The Marshall Tucker Band" - The Marshall Tucker Band
*"Masterpiece" - The Temptations
*"Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh" - Magma
*"Merle Haggards Christmas Present (Something Old, Something New)" - Merle Haggard
*"Milagre Dos Peixes" - Milton Nascimento
*"Mind Games" - John Lennon
*"Moondog Matinee" - The Band
*"The Morning After" - Maureen McGovern
*"Muscle of Love" - Alice Cooper
*"My Tennessee Mountain Home" - Dolly Parton
*"Mystery to Me" - Fleetwood Mac
*"Neu! 2" - Neu!
*"Never Turn Your Back On a Friend" - Budgie
*"New Age" - Canned Heat
*"New York Dolls" - New York Dolls
*"" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Night Vision" - Bruce Cockburn
*"(No Pussyfooting)" - Robert Fripp and Brian Eno
*"No Ruinous Feud" - Incredible String Band
*"Now and Then" - The Carpenters
*"Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back" - Frank Sinatra
*"On the Third Day" - Electric Light Orchestra
*"On the Road to Freedom" - Alvin Lee
*"Ooh La La" - Faces
*"Ooh So Good 'N' Blues" - Taj Mahal
*"The Original Tap Dance Kid" - Jimmie Spheeris
*"Over-Nite Sensation" - Frank Zappa
*"Painter" - Painter
*"Paris 1919" - John Cale
*"A Passion Play" - Jethro Tull
*"Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" - Bob Dylan
*"Penguin" - Fleetwood Mac
*"Piano Man" - Billy Joel
*"Pieces of a Man" - Gil Scott-Heron
*"Pin Ups" - David Bowie
*"Pipedream" - Alan Hull
*"The Phosphorescent Rat" - Hot Tuna
*"Planxty" - Planxty
*"Please Don't Ever Change" - Brinsley Schwarz
*"The Pointer Sisters" - The Pointer Sisters
*"" (various artists)
*"" - The Kinks
*"Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash" - Mike Nesmith
*"Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd" - Lynyrd Skynyrd (debut)
*"Quadrophenia" - The Who
*"Queen" - Queen (debut)
*"Ragas" - Ravi Shankar
*"Rainbow" - McGuinness Flint
*"Rainbow" - Neil Diamond
*"Rainshine" - Edwards Hand
*"Raised on Rock/For Ol' Times Sake" - Elvis Presley
*"Raw Power" - The Stooges
*"Razamanaz" - Nazareth
*"Red Rose Speedway" - Paul McCartney and Wings
*"Renaissance" - The Miracles
*"Rendezvous" - Sandy Denny
*"Ridin' The Storm Out" - REO Speedwagon
*"Rigor Mortis Sets In" - John Entwhistle
*"Ring Ring" - ABBA
*"Rock and Roll All Night Long" - Hurriganes
*"Roger McGuinn" - Roger McGuinn
*"Roll on Ruby" - Lindisfarne
*"Rosie" - Fairport Convention
*"Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - Black Sabbath
*"Second Album" - Roy Buchanan
*"Selling England by the Pound" - Genesis
*"Separate Ways" - Elvis Presley
*"Sextant" - Herbie Hancock
*"Shades of a Blue Orphanage" - Thin Lizzy
*"Ship Ahoy" - The O'Jays
*"Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory" - Traffic
*"Shotgun Willie" - Willie Nelson
*"Sing It Again, Rod" - Rod Stewart
*"The Singer" - Liza Minnelli
*"Sings In Italian For You" - Dalida
*"The Six Wives of Henry VIII" - Rick Wakeman
*"Slaughter's Big Rip-Off" - James Brown
*"The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get" - Joe Walsh
*"Smokes" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
*"Smokey" - Smokey Robinson
*"Sold America" - Kinky Friedman
*"Solid Air" - John Martyn
*"Solo Concerts: Bremen and Lausanne" - Keith Jarret
*"Space Ritual" (live) - Hawkwind
*"Starring Rosi" - Ash Ra Tempel
*"Stranded" - Roxy Music
*"Stretch" - Scott Walker
*"Styx II" - Styx
*"Sunday Morning Coming Down" - Johnny Cash
*"Suzi Quatro" - Suzi Quatro
*"The Sweet" - Sweet
*"Sweet Freedom" - Uriah Heep
*"Sweet Revenge" - John Prine
*"Take Love Easy" - Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass
*"Takin' My Time" - Bonnie Raitt
*"Tales from Topographic Oceans" - Yes
*"Tanx" - T.Rex
*"10cc" - 10 cc
*"There Goes Rhymin' Simon" - Paul Simon
*"These Foolish Things" - Bryan Ferry
*"Thirty Seconds Over Winterland" - Jefferson Airplane
*"3 + 3" - Isley Brothers
*"Time Fades Away" - Neil Young
*"Tommy As Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir" - London Symphony Orchestra
*"Totally Instrumental with One Exception" - Merle Haggard
*"Touch Me" - Gary Glitter
*"Touch Me in the Morning" - Diana Ross
*"Tower of Power" - Tower of Power
*"Tres Hombres" - ZZ Top
*"Triumvirate" - Mike Bloomfield
*"Tropical Appetites" - Carla Bley
*"True Stories and Other Dreams" - Judy Collins
*"Try It Before You Buy It" - Mike Bloomfield
*"Tubular Bells" - Mike Oldfield
*"Tyranny and Mutation" - Blue Öyster Cult
*"Uriah Heep Live" - Uriah Heep
*"Virtuoso" - Joe Pass
*"Wake of the Flood" - The Grateful Dead
*"We Still Ain't Got No Band" - The Persuasions
*"Welcome" - Santana
*"The Well Below the Valley" - Planxty
*"We're All Together for the First Time" - Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan
*"We're An American Band" - Grand Funk Railroad
*"Where Are You Now, My Son?" - Joan Baez
*"Whirlwind Tongues" - Bloodrock
*"A White Sports Coat and a Pink Crustacean" - Jimmy Buffett
*"Who Do We Think We Are" - Deep Purple
*"Wild and Peaceful" - Kool and the Gang
*"Wild Tales" - Graham Nash
*"The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Wishbone Four" - Wishbone Ash
*"A Wizard, a True Star" - Todd Rundgren
*"Wizzard Brew" - Wizzard
*"Workshop" - NRBQ
*"Yessongs" - Yes

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1973.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1973.

Other selected hit singles

*"" - The Who
*"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
*"Angel Fingers" - Wizzard
*"Angie " - The Rolling Stones
*"Are You Man Enough" - The Four Tops
*"Bad Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
*"Ballroom Blitz" - The Sweet
*"Basketball Jones" - Cheech and Chong
*"Be" - Neil Diamond
*"Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich
*"Blinded By the Light" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Blockbuster!" - The Sweet
*"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - Bette Midler
*"Call Me (Come Back Home)" - Al Green
*"Candle in the Wind" - Elton John
*"China Grove" - The Doobie Brothers
*"The Cisco Kid" - War
*"Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" - The Spinners
*"Cum on Feel the Noize" - Slade
*"Daddy's Home" - Jermaine Jackson
*"Daisy a Day" - Jud Strunk
*"Dancing in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
*"Daniel" - Elton John
*"Delta Dawn" - Helen Reddy
*"Diamond Girl" - Seals and Crofts
*"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
*"D'yer Mak'er" - Led Zeppelin
*"Elected" - Alice Cooper
*"Eye Level" - Simon Park Orchestra
*"Feelin' Stronger Every Day" - Chicago (band)
*"Frankenstein" - Edgar Winter Group
*"Get Down" - Gilbert O'Sullivan
*"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John
*"Gypsy Man" - War
*"Half-Breed" - Cher
*"Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat" - DeFranco Family
*"Helen Wheels" - Paul McCartney and Wings
*"Hellraiser" - The Sweet
*"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" - Gary Glitter
*"Hello, Hooray" - Alice Cooper
*"Hello, It's Me" - Todd Rundgren
*"Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" - Al Green
*"Hi, Hi, Hi" - Wings
*"Higher Ground" - Stevie Wonder
*"Hocus Pocus" - Focus
*"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" - The Raspberries
*"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" - Wizzard
*"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 and 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
*"Il es tu" (French version of "Touch the Wind") - Mocedades
*"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" - John Fogerty
*"The Jean Genie" - David Bowie
*"Jessica" - The Allman Brothers
*"Jimmy Loves Mary Ann" - Looking Glass
*"The Joker" - Steve Miller Band
*"Just You 'N' Me" - Chicago (band)
*"Keep On Truckin'" - Eddie Kendricks
*"Keeper of the Castle" - The Four Tops
*"Killing Me Softly with His Song" - Roberta Flack
*"Kodachrome" - Paul Simon
*"Lamplight" - David Essex
*"Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" - Helen Reddy
*"Let It Ride" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
*"Let Me Be There" - Olivia Newton John
*"Life on Mars" - David Bowie
*"Live and Let Die" - Wings
*"Living For the City" - Stevie Wonder
*"Long Train Runnin'" - The Doobie Brothers
*"Love Train" - The O'Jays
*"Loves Me Like a Rock" - Paul Simon (with The Dixie Hummingbirds)
*"Make My Life A Little Bit Brighter" - Chester
*"Mama Loo" - Les Humphries Singers
*"Masterpiece" - The Temptations
*"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
*"My Coo-Ca-Choo" - Alvin Stardust
*"My Love" - Paul McCartney & Wings
*"My Music" - Loggins and Messina
*"Natural High" - Bloodstone
*"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" - Vicki Lawrence
*"No More Mr. Nice Guy" - Alice Cooper
*"Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
*"Oh, Babe, What Would You Say" - Hurricane Smith
*"One of a Kind (Love Affair)" - The Spinners
*"Painted Ladies" - Ian Thomas
*"Photograph" - Ringo Starr
*"Playground in My Mind" - Clint Holmes
*"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
*"Rocky Mountain High" - John Denver
*"Rocky Mountain Way" - Joe Walsh
*"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
*"Shambala" - Three Dog Night
*"Show and Tell" - Al Wilson
*"Sing" - The Carpenters
*"Sitting" - Cat Stevens
*"Smoke on the Water" - Deep Purple
*"Sorrow" - David Bowie
*"Soul Makossa" - Manu Dibango
*"Space Race" - Billy Preston
*"Stir It Up" - Johnny Nash
*"Stuck In the Middle With You" - Stealer's Wheel
*"Superstition" - Stevie Wonder
*"Sylvia" - Focus (band)
*"Take Me to the Mardi Gras" - Paul Simon
*"Tequila Sunrise" - Eagles
*"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" - Tony Orlando & Dawn
*"Time" - Pink Floyd
*"Time in a Bottle" - Jim Croce
*"That Lady, Pt. 1 & 2" - The Isley Brothers
*"The Dean And I" - 10cc
*"Top of the World" - The Carpenters
*"Touch Me in the Morning" - Diana Ross
*"Trouble Man" - Marvin Gaye
*"Tu Te Reconnaitras" (Wonderful Dream) - Anne-Marie David (Eurovision winner)
*"We May Never Pass This Way (Again)" - Seals and Crofts
*"Whisky in the Jar" - Thin Lizzy
*"Why Me" - Kris Kristofferson
*"Wildflower" - Skylark
*"Will It Go Around in Circles" - Billy Preston
*"The World Is A Ghetto" - War
*"Yesterday Once More" - The Carpenters
*"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" - Stevie Wonder
*"You're So Vain" - Carly Simon
*"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
* "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 n 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 Bergman & Marilyn Bergman m. Marvin Hamlisch from the film "The Way We Were"
* "Yesterday Once More" w.m. John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
*"Il venait d'avoir 18 ans" - Dalida
*"Je suis malade" - Dalida
*"Paroles... Paroles..." - Dalida & Alain Delon
*"Pour ne pas vivre seul" - Dalida
*"Vado Via" - Dalida"Misdemeanor" Foster Sylvers

Classical music

*Jean Absil - "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3"
*William Alwyn - "Fantasy Sonata" for flute and harp
*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"
*Frank Martin - "Requiem"
*Luigi Nono - "Canto per il Vietnam"
*Carl Orff - "De Temporum Fine Comoedia"
*Dmitri Shostakovich - "Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva", op. 143

Opera

*de la Figo - "Bronski eu Lot"
*Nikolai Korndorf - "Feast in the Time of Plague"

Musical theater

* "Gigi" (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe) - Broadway production
* "Grease" London production
* "" (Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim) - London production
* "Hard to be a Jew" Broadway production
* "Irene" Broadway revival
* "Here Comes the Groom" Broadway production
* "The King and I" (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - London revival
* "A Little Night Music" (Stephen Sondheim) - Broadway production
* "No, No, Nanette" (Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach, Vincent Youmans) - London revival
* "The Pajama Game" (Richard Adler and Jerry Ross) - Broadway revival
* "Pinocchio" Broadway production
* "Pippin" London production
* "Raisin" Broadway production
* "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
* "Two Gentlemen from Verona" London production

Musical films

* "Godspell (Movie)"
* "Jesus Christ Superstar (Film)"
* "Lost Horizon" (w. Hal David m. Burt Bacharach) released March 14
*"Robin Hood" animated feature released November 8
* "Tom Sawyer"

Births

*January 1 - DJ Shadow, DJ
*January 8 - Sean Paul, reggae and dancehall artist
*January 10 - Aerle Taree, Arrested Development
*January 12 - Matt Wong, Reel Big Fish
*February 21 - Justin Sane, singer, guitarist and songwriter
*March 17 - Caroline Corr, drummer
*April 4 - Kelly Price
*April 29 - Mike Hogan, The Cranberries
*May 2 - Justin Burnett, film score composer
*May 5 - Casino Versus Japan, electronic musician
*May 14
**Natalie Appleton, singer
**Shanice, singer
*May 17 - Joshua Homme, guitarist and vocalist for Queens of the Stone Age
*June 9 - Wes Scantlin, Puddle of Mudd
*June 10 - Faith Evans
*June 23 - Marie N, Eurovision-winning singer
*July 4 - Gackt, singer, songwriter, and musician
*July 5 - Bengt Lagerberg, The Cardigans
*July 11 - Andrew Bird, singer-songwriter
*July 15 - Buju Banton, reggae/dancehall artist
*July 25 - Ladybug, Digable Planets
*July 29 - Wanya Morris, Boyz II Men
*August 22
**Beenie Man, reggae/dancehall artist
**Howie Dorough, Backstreet Boys
*September 17 - Anastacia, singer
*October 2 - Lene Nystrøm, Aqua
*November 3 - Mick Thomson, guitarist for Slipknot
*November 28 - Jade Puget (AFI)
*December 8 - Corey Taylor, vocalist for Slipknot
*December 11 - Mos Def, rapper

Deaths

*January 16 - Clara Ward, gospel singer
*January 23 - Kid Ory
*February 19 - Joseph Szigeti, violinist
*March 5 - Michael Jeffery, Jimi Hendrix's personal manager
*March 8 - Ron Pigpen McKernan, Grateful Dead, stomach hemorrhage
*March 26 - Noel Coward, composer
*April 18 - Willie 'The Lion' Smith, US jazz pianist
*May 21 - Vaughn Monroe, US singer and bandleader
*July 3 - Betty Grable, US actress and singer
*July 3 - Karel Ančerl, conductor
*July 6 - Otto Klemperer, conductor
*July 14 - Clarence White, guitarist The Byrds
*August 17 - Jean Barraqué, French classical composer
*September 6 - William Henry Harris, organist and composer
*September 16 - Víctor Jara, Chilean folk singer is murdered
*September 17 - Hugo Winterhalter, US conductor and arranger
*September 19 - Gram Parsons, guitarist/vocalist
*September 20 - Jim Croce, singer
*October 16
**Gene Krupa, drummer
**Jorge Peña Hen, composer
*October 22 - Pablo Casals, cellist
*November 11 - David "Stringbean" Akeman, US country musician
*November 18 - Alois Hába, composer
*November 27 - Frank Christian
*December 20 - Bobby Darin, American singer, actor, entertainer, impressionist, comedian, T.V. presenter, musician, producer, director and writer. (b. 1936)
*December 31 - Emile Christian
*"date unknown" - Cäwdät Fäyzi, Tatar composer and folklorist

Awards

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1973

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1973


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