On This Day

July 15, 1973 in Music History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Music

  • Ray Davies announces his retirement from The Kinks, then attempts suicide

Birthdays in Music

  • John Dolmayan, Armenian-American heavy metal drummer (System Of A Down, since 1997 - "Chop Suey!"; "Toxicity"), born in Beirut, Lebanon

Deaths in Music

  • Clarence White, American session and country-rock guitarist (The Byrds, 1968-73 - "Ballad of Easy Rider"), struck and killed by a drunk driver at 29
1973 in Music