March 15, 1973
Elton John had the #1 album in the US with “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player”, which contained two hit singles, “Crocodile Rock” and “Daniel”. According to Philip Norman’s 1990s authorized biography, Groucho Marx jokingly pointed his index fingers at Elton, as if holding a pair of six-shooters. John is reported to have put up his hands and said, “Don’t shoot me, I’m only the piano player”, so naming the album.
Whitney Houston entered a drug rehabilitation program.
Lisa Marie Presley announced that she would release her first new album, in five years, “Storm and Grace”.