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June 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" goes gold

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release "Live & Let Die"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Jun 2 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • Jun 3 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater NYC after 17 performances

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 15 “Let’s Get It On” single released by Marvin Gaye (Billboard R&B Song of the Year 1973, #4 overall)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jun 17 Dolly Parton records her song "I Will Always Love You" (later huge hit for Whitney Houston) for RCA in Nashville

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Singer Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
  • Jun 23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jun 23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • Jun 26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 5 Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer
  • Jun 13 Ville Laihiala, Finnish heavy metal singer (Sentenced, Poisonblack), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Jun 13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer and actress, born in Sulejówek, Poland
  • Jun 14 Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • Jun 20 Chino Moreno, American musician (Deftones)
  • Jun 23 Marie N, Latvian singer
  • Jun 26 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor and band leader (Cochise), born in Szczecinek, Poland
  • Jun 26 Amen [Jussi Antero Sydänmaa], Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Espoo, Finland

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 13 Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 18 Fritz Mahler, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 22 Jacques Wolfe, Romanian-American composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 26 Arnold Richardson, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 29 Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57