December 1973 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseAlbum Release

Dec 5 Paul McCartney & Wings release album "Band on the Run"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 7 Wings release "Band on the Run"
  • Dec 8 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • Dec 9 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Dec 19 "Molly" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 68 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Jon Theodore, American musician
  • Dec 4 Racci Shay, American Musician
  • Dec 4 Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ
  • Dec 4 Kate Rusby, English folk singer
  • Dec 8 Corey Taylor, American singer (Slipknot, Stone Sour)
  • Dec 14 Tia Texada, American actress and singer
  • Dec 16 Mariza [Marisa dos Reis Nunes], Portuguese singer (fado genre), born in Maputo, Portuguese Mozambique
  • Dec 21 Karmen Stavec, German-born Slovenian singer
  • Dec 27 Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • Dec 28 Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress
  • Dec 31 Malcolm Middleton, Scottish musician (Arab Strap)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 14 Yitzhak Edel, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 15 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 17 Patrick Hadley, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), dies at 64
  • Dec 20 Bobby Darin [Walden Robert Cassotto], American singer (Mack the Knife), dies of a heart attack at 37
  • Dec 22 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer, dies at 87
  • Dec 30 Henri-Paul Busser, composer, dies at 101