October 1973 in Music

Events in Music

Music releaseAlbum Release

Oct 5 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" 7th studio album by Elton John is released

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Oct 15 7th Country Music Association Award: Roy Clark wins
  • Oct 18 "Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 847 performances
  • Oct 18 Judd Woldon & Robert Brittens musical "Raisin," premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Oct 26 Wings release "Helen Wheels"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Lene, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
  • Oct 9 Terry Balsamo, American guitarist
  • Oct 9 Fabio Lione, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • Oct 11 Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit)
  • Oct 11 Brendan B Brown [BBB], American musician (Wheatus), born in Northport, New York
  • Oct 15 Dax Riggs, American musician
  • Oct 21 Lera Auerbach, Russian composer
  • Oct 21 Charlie Lowell, American Musician

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Gene Krupa, US jazz and swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64
  • Oct 22 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defill√≥], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • Oct 29 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 30 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer, dies at 77