1973 – Having only recorded three tracks, Pink Floyd abandon their idea to make an album using only household objects and settle for recording Wish You Were Here instead.
1973 – New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre is born in Needham, Mass.
1973 – Jim Croce scored his second No.1 US single of the year when ‘Time In A Bottle’ went to the top of the charts. Croce was killed in a plane crash on 29th September 1973.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Time in a Bottle,” Jim Croce. The song is released as a single after Croce dies in a plane crash.
1973 – Doobie Brothers guitarist Tom Johnson is arrested in Visalia, Calif., for marijuana possession.
With “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” sitting atop both the US and UK charts, Elton John’s show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon is broadcast live by BBC Radio 1.
1973 – With “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” sitting atop both the US and UK charts, Elton John’s show at London’s Hammersmith Odeon is broadcast live by BBC Radio 1.
1973 – Stephen Stills loses a paternity suit brought against him by Harriet B. Tunis. Stills’ defense team had tried to discredit Tunis’ case by asking the jury, “How can you believe a witness who works in the record business?”
1973 – Singer Bobby Darin dies of heart failure at the age of 37.
1973 – Bruce Springsteen appeared at the Pinecrest Country Club, Shelton, Connecticut. Only 200 tickets were sold for the show.
1973 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Most Beautiful Girl,” Charlie Rich.
1973 – Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was nearly electrocuted during a concert in Florida when he touched a short-circuited light. The guitarist was carried from the stage but returned 10 minutes later to finish the show.
1973 – Fleetwood Mac manager Clifford Davis declares that he owns the rights to the band’s name and assembles a second Fleetwood Mac to tour around the country. After a lengthy legal fight, the second Fleetwood Mac become Stretch. .