1973

On Nov. 3, 1973, Daryl Hall & John Oates ( Hall & Oates) released their 2nd LP "Abandoned Luncheonette." It was the most commercially successful of their first three albums of the duo's Atlantic Records period. Twenty-nine years after its release, the album was certified platinum (over one million copies sold) by the Recording Industry […]

Many people first heard the name Lynyrd Skynyrd on Aug. 13, 1973. That was the day the band released their debut LP ” (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)”. The album featured several of what would become the band’s most well-known songs, including “Gimme Three Steps”, “Simple Man”, “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird”. Bassist Leon Wilkeson left the […]

On July 26, 1973, a lot of people found out about a shack out on the range. And “they got a lot of nice girls…. a haw haw haw a haw.” 45 years ago today ZZ Top released their 3rd album “Tres Hombres”. This was the record that got them big attention and radio play. […]

Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and […]

It was kind of a ‘hometown girl does good’ event. On May 25, 1973, Carole King played a free concert in New York City’s Central Park. It was one of the first public things she did since the birth of her child and the wild success of her LP “Tapestry”. The concert only had about […]

Pink Floyd’s acclaimed 1973 classic “Dark Side of the Moon” has spent over 900 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. That’s over 16 (non-consecutive) years! Of all those weeks on the charts, the LP was only at #1, for one week. When the new Billboard Album Charts came out on April 26, 1973, DSOTM […]

On April 21, 1973, Alice Cooper’s LP “Billion Dollar Babies” reached the number one spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart. The album would only stay at #1 for one week and it was the first and only time that an Alice Cooper LP would top the charts. How many of you still have your […]


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