1973 – The Doors finally break up. Following Jim Morrison’s death in July 1971, the band had released two more albums, which absolutely no one owns.
1973 – Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks breaks a leg in a car crash in Macon, Ga.
1973 – The Allman Brothers Band release their “Ramblin’ Man” single. It becomes their biggest hit, going all the way to No. 2.
1973 – The Faces play what they say is their last British concert. The band threatened to split when the Musicians Union refused to give bassist Tetsu Yamauchi a work permit.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Brother Louie,” Stories.
1973 – Doobie Brothers ‘Toulouse Street’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’ by Allman Brothers win gold discs
1973 – The Doobie Brothers achieved gold status for the first time in 1973. Their second album, Toulouse Street, did the trick with the help of the tracks “Listen to the Music,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway” and “Jesus is Just Alright.”
1973 – The Rolling Stones release their single “Angie.” The ballad becomes one of their biggest singles, going to No. 1.
1973 – Kris Kristofferson marries Rita Coolidge in a ceremony presided over by his minister father.
1973 – Jethro Tull: ‘A Passion Play’ US LP is no. 1 chart topper this day in rock history!
1973 – Paul Williams of the Temptations dies at age 34. The group has four No. 1 hits by
1973 – The Eagles, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young and the Santa Monica Flyers all appeared at the Corral Club in Topanga, California.