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Subject: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/13 at 7:03 am

Joybringer by Manfred Mann's Earthband, based on the classical theme from Gustav Holst's Jupiter from the Planet Suite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThSIVW6eb58

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/10/13 at 8:10 am

One from the spring of 1973

Steely Dan ~ Reelin' In the Years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGWVHyKRV2I

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/10/13 at 9:03 am

1973 - the height of Glam Rock here in Britain...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68db9iial_U

Nod and Co. - showing Quiet Riot how it should be done!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzKAJRux4ss

Nothing to top this lot around this time (with the possible exception of Nod and Co.)


And in the middle of all this 'glam-ness', there was still room for a syrupy MOR ballad to hit the top...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbmB9ztRAFs

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/10/13 at 12:44 pm

Here's a trio of songs that never made it out of Canada.  I don't know what the rest of the world didn't see ...

Abraham's Children - Gypsy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxkS4i1k5GM

Flying Circus - Old Enough to Break My Heart
This band is actually from Australia.  They moved to Canada in 1971 and became one of the rare instances where a band not from Canada qualified for CANCON as a Canadian artist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlQb_DE-NxE

Painter - West Coast Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luJhXEvNung

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 3:53 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEscJWErZ0I

Ohio Players- Funky Worm

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 3:54 pm


One from the spring of 1973

Steely Dan ~ Reelin' In the Years



great tune. They also had "Peg" a few years later.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/10/13 at 3:56 pm


1973 - the height of Glam Rock here in Britain...



Nod and Co. - showing Quiet Riot how it should be done!


Nothing to top this lot around this time (with the possible exception of Nod and Co.)


And in the middle of all this 'glam-ness', there was still room for a syrupy MOR ballad to hit the top...



Wow, Slade rocked with that hit.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/11/13 at 1:55 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tC-54H0H2M

Hawkwind + T-Rex + Alice Cooper + Germans + WTF = Guilty pleasure.  When it comes to WTF, the Germans, they built good stuff.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/11/13 at 6:15 am


Hawkwind + T-Rex + Alice Cooper + Germans + WTF = Guilty pleasure.  When it comes to WTF, the Germans, they built good stuff.


Hardcore stuff, indeed! Nothing was safe from this guy, who must be on his 58th farewell tour by now...

1973 - Oonyun power! When everyone was striking for 40% pay rises here, the Strawbs decided the time was ripe to take the piss somewhat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdOCWUgwiWs

The joke backfied a little when the 'brothers' adopted it as some kind of rallying cry!

Although they started off as a pure folk band, by now Richard Hudson & John Ford had 'hijacked' the group - later that same decade, they would return as...The Monks!

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/11/13 at 6:24 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT4RainY-lY

Dr.John-Right Place Wrong Time

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/12/13 at 7:25 am


Here's a trio of songs that never made it out of Canada.  I don't know what the rest of the world didn't see ...

Abraham's Children - Gypsy

Flying Circus - Old Enough to Break My Heart

Painter - West Coast Woman



Wow. Painter: haven't heard this for years. Yes, 3 really good songs. I really like "Gypsy", it's one of my favorites from that period in time.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/12/13 at 2:47 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NCZ4l8FCFc

Tony Orlando & Dawn- Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/12/13 at 3:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHQ0mtdaNXs


Cat

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/12/13 at 4:41 pm


Wow. Painter: haven't heard this for years. Yes, 3 really good songs. I really like "Gypsy", it's one of my favorites from that period in time.


Gypsy is such a soothing song.  It is a fantastic song.

Here are three artists who all made their debut in 1973 ...

Rush - Not Fade Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjpznNSWe24

Ian Thomas - Painted Ladies
This was his solo debut upon the split of his band Tranquility Base
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvY-I9pNpI

Susan Jacks - You Don't Know What Love Is
This was her solo debut upon the split of The Poppy Family
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqzSA14p50o

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/12/13 at 5:12 pm

Mott the Hoople ~ All the Way From Memphis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubBpu3MHmtM

Such a great rock song. Ian Hunter  8)

Pink Floyd ~ Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTLUmUjo8A

One of my all time favorite songs.  The lyrics still blow me away.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/13/13 at 5:19 am




Cat


one of Elton's best songs.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/13/13 at 6:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghj5V5cUo1s

The late great Billy Preston- Will It Go Round In Circles?

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/13 at 7:42 am

Kevin Stephen Johnson, the Australian singer-songwriter, most active in the 1970s, and is best known for his 1973 song "Rock and Roll I Gave You the Best Years of My Life", which peaked at #4 on the Australian singles charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yuwhUx35Uc

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:07 pm

The Pointer Sisters - Yes We Can Can -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db-uqKLH-Bw

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/21/13 at 5:31 pm

The extremely 'butchered' edit of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', quickly chopped up and released due to its use in The Exorcist...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9bCkmykAs

Mike disowned this piece of butchery, but probably never returned the royalty check!

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/22/13 at 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa-mjjdt24g

Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/22/13 at 4:27 pm

'73 - a great year for music!  This one got lots of Top 40 airplay in Chicagoland:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QututWTCfJE

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/22/13 at 4:39 pm

Here's a mostly forgotten soul gem from '73:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDeBOoE7dCk

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/22/13 at 7:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqjQlry_P3g

Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/23/13 at 9:23 am


Bette Midler - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy


Cool!  I remember the song well but not that performance.  Love it!    :)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/23/13 at 9:31 am


The extremely 'butchered' edit of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', quickly chopped up and released due to its use in The Exorcist...

Mike disowned this piece of butchery, but probably never returned the royalty check!


I recall this version of 'Tubular Bells' was a regular in the Top 40 rotation.  It likely increased interest in the movie as well as made Mike Oldfield's name a household name then.  Sometimes you don't fight success...

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/23/13 at 12:27 pm

I have a 1973 story I have to get outta my system.  We Stevie Wonder fans might recall news reports of his near fatal car accident in August.  I remember being frightened by the grim sound of the news reports.  I recall my dad, after hearing the description of the accident, telling us something to the effect of 'brace yourself - he might not make it'.  Thankfully for all of us, he did make it.  This is his outstanding hit released right on the heels of that news:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X00XdLhFLSg

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/23/13 at 7:10 pm


I have a 1973 story I have to get outta my system.  We Stevie Wonder fans might recall news reports of his near fatal car accident in August.  I remember being frightened by the grim sound of the news reports.  I recall my dad, after hearing the description of the accident, telling us something to the effect of 'brace yourself - he might not make it'.  Thankfully for all of us, he did make it.  This is his outstanding hit released right on the heels of that news:



Wow, thank god he was alright. :)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/23/13 at 7:13 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ODRdRYRso

Stevie Wonder - Too High

another Stevie classic.  :)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/23/13 at 10:02 pm


The extremely 'butchered' edit of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells', quickly chopped up and released due to its use in The Exorcist...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP9bCkmykAs

Mike disowned this piece of butchery, but probably never returned the royalty check!


If not for that film, that song might never have seen the US Top 40.  The whole Tubular Bells album was gold!

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Cherie70 on 12/24/13 at 5:43 am

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EwPRm5UMe1A

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 6:43 am


http://youtube.com/watch?v=EwPRm5UMe1A


fixed for you.  :)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/24/13 at 6:49 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHj7ZDkDRNg

Joe Simon - Theme from Cleopatra Jones

Joe Simon is now a preacher.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/31/13 at 11:33 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE2kQe0PghU



Cat

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/31/13 at 6:46 pm

George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALGS9ylmIlQ

(I don't care what anyone says, George had the best solo material out of all the ex-Beatles.  ;))

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/31/13 at 6:58 pm


George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

(I don't care what anyone says, George had the best solo material out of all the ex-Beatles.  ;))


Fabulous song, my favorite of his post-Beatles. George has lots of great songs solo, yup. 

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/31/13 at 7:03 pm


Fabulous song, my favorite of his post-Beatles. George has lots of great songs solo, yup.


Plus his solo debut album, All Things Must Pass, was released on the day I was born.  ;)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 12/31/13 at 7:08 pm


Plus his solo debut album, All Things Must Pass, was released on the day I was born.  ;)


Cool!

I think the Beatles were in Hamburg the day I was born.  Maybe that is why I like hamburgers  ;D

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/01/14 at 3:02 am


Cool!

I think the Beatles were in Hamburg the day I was born.  Maybe that is why I like hamburgers  ;D


Did they ever play in Cheeseburg?  :D

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:25 pm


Fabulous song, my favorite of his post-Beatles. George has lots of great songs solo, yup.


I also enjoy I Got My Mind Set On You in 1987.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pbc70-93_o

Dawn featuring tony Orlando- Say has anbody seen my sweet gypsy rose?

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/03/14 at 3:43 pm

Classic!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdfZnWsps34


Cat

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/03/14 at 6:00 pm

One of my favorites from 1973:

Genesis ~ The Cinema Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA1Jl3-_FQQ

Might be Genesis's best song.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sgenkjmXZ4

Chicago Just You 'N' Me

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 3:41 pm


Classic!




Cat


love this song.

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/21/14 at 2:43 pm

Glam Rock eventually meets a Phil Spector-type production!

(Apparently, these records by Wizzard cost so much to make in terms of studio time, that they just HAD to be hits! Thankfully, this was...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHNdQJPmTRU

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/21/14 at 2:55 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVxv6AFt7YM

Pointer Sisters - Yes we can can

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/22/14 at 9:00 pm


Glam Rock eventually meets a Phil Spector-type production!

(Apparently, these records by Wizzard cost so much to make in terms of studio time, that they just HAD to be hits! Thankfully, this was...)


I love Wizzard.  Roy Wood made a good choice departing ELO as good Wizzard songs were born.  Their infamous Christmas tune is an absolute gem!

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/23/14 at 8:23 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbbuaIA3Ds

Money - Pink Floyd

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/30/14 at 3:36 pm



Money - Pink Floyd


Yup, from "Dark Side of the Moon". One of the best albums ever. Dark Side of the Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.  Unbelievable. 741 weeks.

Here's another cut from the album.

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy8iUI_ayuo

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/14 at 7:43 am


Yup, from "Dark Side of the Moon". One of the best albums ever. Dark Side of the Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.  Unbelievable. 741 weeks.

Here's another cut from the album.

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy8iUI_ayuo
Please note, the light band emanating from the prism on the album cover (Dark Side of the Moon) has six colours, missing indigo compared to the traditional division of the spectrum into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. (An actual prism would exhibit a continuous spectrum with no defined boundaries between colours, and colour separation would be present inside the prism.)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:05 pm

Yup, from "Dark Side of the Moon". One of the best albums ever. Dark Side of the Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.  Unbelievable. 741 weeks.


Wow,incredible.  :o

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/31/14 at 3:09 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6zxpM0fY1E

Ecstasy - Ohio Players

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/19/14 at 6:43 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c21vGTRgkZw&feature=kp

BTO - Let it Ride

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 03/19/14 at 7:13 am


Yup, from "Dark Side of the Moon". One of the best albums ever. Dark Side of the Moon remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988.  Unbelievable. 741 weeks.


Can't speak for your part of the world, but it NEVER made #1 in Britain! Even more unbelievable!

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/19/14 at 1:06 pm

The Stylistics - Rockin' Roll Baby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WCZEwagEXs&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 2:28 am

"Vaya con Dios" (translated as "Go with God") is a popular song written by Larry Russell, Inez James, and Buddy Pepper.

Released in 1973, a cover of this song reached the Top 20 in the first week of 1974, recorded by Millican & Nesbitt, two former miners from Northumberland, England, who won the UK television talent contest, Opportunity Knocks, in 1973.


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Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 1:53 pm

"Power to All Our Friends" is a song by Cliff Richard. He entered it as the British entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1973. It came third. It was released in the UK as a single in 1973 and reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/19/15 at 3:31 am

"Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" is a song from Paul McCartney & Wings album Band on the Run, released in 1973. It was not released as a single. Wings band member Denny Laine covered "Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)" in 2007 on his album Performs the Hits of Wings. An abbreviated performance of the song appears on the live album Wings over America.

In an interview on British TV channel ITV1 for the program Wings: Band on the Run, to promote the November 2010 2xCD/2xDVD rerelease of the original album, McCartney says he was on vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica where he "snuck" onto the set of the film Papillon where he met "Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen". After a dinner with Hoffman, with McCartney playing around on guitar, Hoffman did not believe that McCartney could write a song "about anything", so Hoffman pulled out a magazine where they saw the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." McCartney created a demo of the song and lyrics on the spot, prompting Hoffman to exclaim to his wife: "…look, he's doing it…he's doing it!"

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Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/23/15 at 7:53 am

I rapidly switched between radio stations in search of this song (it never got enough airplay for me):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMwxgecA0W0

;)

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 1:23 pm

"My Coo Ca Choo" is the first successful release for Alvin Stardust, reaching number two in the UK Singles Chart in December 1973. The glam rock single fared even better in Australia, where it spent seven weeks at the top and was the best charting single in the country in 1974.

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Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/16/16 at 8:14 pm

There are always those songs where it can take several listens before you "get it".  Here's one of those for me. Now it's one of my favorites from '73  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3BJl5Zy7HQ

Subject: Re: 1973: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/16 at 6:24 am

"Piano Man" is the first single released by Billy Joel. It was released on November 2, 1973, and has been included on several subsequent albums. Joel's first major hit and his signature song, the song peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1974.

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