I can’t rejoice in the start of my 44th year on this earth without a look back to the year I was born along with the tunesandalbums that dominated 1973: Among my more memorable ones was this guy, who had the number one song in the country the week I was born with this sublime piece of music-making.
Released the day I was born. “Chicago VI” soon went to #1 driven partly on the strength of this tune (my all-time Chicago favorite):
Among my favorite discs of the year are this standout by The Who:
And don’t even get me started on this behemoth by Pink Floyd:
How about you? What rock tunes and albums ruled the charts the year you were born?