July 1973 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jul 1 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • Jul 2 "You've Never Been This Far Before" single released by Conway Twitty (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)

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Jul 25 George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
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  • Jul 29 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 4 Gackt, Japanese singer
  • Jul 5 Bengt Lagerberg, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
  • Jul 5 Róisín Murphy, Irish musician
  • Jul 11 Andrew Bird, American musician
  • Jul 15 John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
  • Jul 17 Tony Dovolani, Albanian ballroom dancer
  • Jul 19 Martin Powell, English musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Jones, Australian musician (Savage Garden)
  • Jul 22 Rufus Wainwright, Canadian American singer, born in Rhinebeck, New York
  • Jul 23 Francis Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis)
  • Jul 23 Himesh Reshammiya, Indian Bollywood composer, singer and actor.
  • Jul 25 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Jul 27 Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 29 Wanya Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Jul 30 Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
  • Jul 31 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rican singer (Abriendo Puertas), born in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 2 Elizabeth "Betty" Grable, American singer, dancer, pin-up girl and actress (I Wake Up Screaming, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gay Divorcee), dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Jul 3 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • Jul 6 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • Jul 11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • Jul 12 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 67
  • Jul 13 Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 15 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • Jul 23 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
  • Jul 30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72