On This Day

June 1973 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" album goes gold, 2 days after its US release

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 1 Paul McCartney & Wings release single "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; No. 4 overall)

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Singer Whitney Houston
Singer
Whitney Houston
  • Jun 22 George Harrison releases his fourth studio album "Living in the Material World" in the UK
  • 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 progressive rock songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist (Pain of Salvation; The Flower Kings), born in Eskilstuna, Sweden
  • Jun 7 Nihad Hrustanbegović, Bosnian-Dutch concert and jazz accordionist, and composer, born in Bijeljina, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Jun 10 Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 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 Linnala, Finnish composer, pedagogue, and musicologist dies at 76
  • Jun 13 Alvin Derold Etler, American oboist, and composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 13 Frantisek Suchy, Czech composer and folk song collector, 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