August 1973 in Music

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • Aug 18 Drummer Gene Krupa plays for the final time with the Benny Goodman Quartet
  • Aug 19 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
  • Aug 25 Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 28 "Let's Get It On" 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye is released

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Aug 28 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 Scott Stapp, American singer (Creed)
  • Aug 14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
  • Aug 22 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 28 DJ Assault, American musician
  • Aug 29 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer, dies at 91
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • Aug 24 Slava Vorlova, composer, dies at 79