Year 1972 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released
  • Jun 7 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances
  • Jun 16 RCA releases David Bowie's fifth studio album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"; it is considered his artistic breakthrough
  • Jul 15 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"
  • Sep 2 Rod Stewart's 1st #1 hit single in the UK, "You Wear it Well"
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Music Awards in 1972

Musicians Married in 1972

  • Jul 24 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (24) weds Sarah Hugill
  • Nov 3 American singer-songwriter James Taylor (23) weds American singer-songwriter Carly Simon (27 or 29) at her Manhattan apartment, they announce the nuptials and celebrate that evening at his Radio City Music Hall concert; divorce in 1983