January 1973 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Jan 8 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 13 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jan 14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in California

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Jan 14 "Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer

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Elvis Presley

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys)
  • Jan 7 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • Jan 9 Sean Paul, reggae singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 12 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
  • Jan 12 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • Jan 12 Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • Jan 18 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Jan 19 Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67