Trinidad all stars Trinidad All Stars win Trinidad & Tobago Panorama with the tune Rain-O-Rama

Angel Harps wins Panorama in Grenada

New York Panorama held at Medgar Evers College

Pan Masters win New York Panorama – arranger Dave LaBarrie

Supa Start wins Antigua Panorama with Carnival 73

Sherwin Williams Supertones win St. Vincent Panorama

Metronomes Steelband established  – UK

In 1973 at Northern Illinois University, G. Allan O’Connor founded the first actively performing steel band at an American university. The original instruments were purchased in Aruba