August 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Aug 6 Stevie Wonder involved (as a passenger) in car crash in North Carolina, goes into a 4 day coma

Music History

Aug 9 Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough quits rock band Wings, founded by Paul McCartney

Music History

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
  • Aug 28 "Smoke on the Water" single by British rock band Deep Purple goes gold
  • Aug 28 Bobby "Boris" Pickett's song "Monster Mash" goes gold

Album Release

Aug 28 Tamla/Motown Records releases "Let's Get It On", the 13th studio album by Marvin Gaye

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 Scott Stapp, American rock singer and lyricist (Creed), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 12 Grey DeLisle, American country singer-songwriter, autoharp player, voice actress (The Fairly OddParents; The Loud House), and comedienne, born in Fort Ord, California
  • Aug 14 Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 22 Howie Dorough, American singer (Backstreet Boys - "I Want It That Way"), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Aug 28 DJ Assault [Craig De Shan Adams], American musician, born in Detroit
  • Aug 29 Vincent Cavanagh, English rock musician (Anathema), born in Liverpool, England

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 19 American singer and actor Kris Kristofferson (37) weds fellow singer Rita Coolidge (28); divorce in 1980

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer, pedagogue (Venice Liceo Musicale, 1932-52), and musicologist (Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi). s at 91
  • Aug 4 Eddie Condon, American jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • Aug 6 Memphis Minnie [Lizzie Douglas], American blues musician, dies at 76
  • Aug 12 Perry Botkin, American jazz and session guitarist, banjo player, composer, and musical director (Bing Crosby), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer, dies at 44
  • Aug 17 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - "Cloud Nine"), commits suicide at 32
  • Aug 24 Sláva Vorlová [Miroslava Johnová], Czech composer (Bílá oblaka (White Clouds)), dies at 79