Andre Gardner

The same month 50 Cent and Jack White were born, The Rolling Stones played a sold out, five night run at the L.A. Forum, and Bruce Springsteen finished recording Born To Run, these were MGK’s Top 10 rock albums from July 27, 1975.

  • 10. Hearts - America

    Sir George Martin was once again at the helm for America’s fifth album called Hearts. It peaked at #4, and drops this week to #10, and it gave the band their second chart-topping single, “Sister Golden Hair.”

  • 9. The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd’s followup to Dark Side Of The MoonWish You Were Here, wouldn’t come out for another six weeks but, amazingly, Dark Side Of The Moon was still in the top 10, sitting at #9 on July 27, 1975, more than two years after it was released.

  • 8. The Original Soundtrack - 10cc

    Armed with a new recording contract and advance, which allowed them to upgrade their studio setup, 10cc released what would be their biggest album, The Original Soundtrack, chock full of clever, beautifully written and produced songs.  Can you tell I’m a fan? It peaked here at #8, but gave the band their biggest hit song ever, the gorgeous “I’m Not In Love.”

  • 7. Stampede - The Doobie Brothers

    The Doobie Brothers’ album released before Michael McDonald replaced Tom Johnston was Stampede. It was also the first Doobies album to feature Jeff “Skunk” Baxter” as a full time guitarist.  Stampede was the #7 rock album on July 27, 1975, and has a killer version of the Motown classic, “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me).”

  • 6. Toys In The Attic - Aerosmith

    Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler had the lyrics for this song all set to go when he left his hotel and took a cab to the studio to cut it.  Only problem was, he left the lyric sheet in the cab!  The other members thought he was bs-ing and never came up with the words but, to this day, Tyler swears it’s true.  He ended up grabbing a piece of paper and a pencil, and went into the stairwell of The Record Plant to quickly write the words that forever adorn “Walk This Way.”  It’s from Toys In The Attic, the #6 rock album on this week’s Thursday Top 10 Countdown.

  • 5. Fandango - ZZ Top

    ZZ Top had enough good live material in their vaults to make up one side of an album and, after recording a few songs in the studio, they had Fandango, their second top 10 album, and the #5 rock album on July 27, 1975.

  • 4. Why Can't We Be Friends - War

    This band was discovered backing Deacon Jones, yes the football player, at the Rag Doll in North Hollywood. After a brief collaboration with Eric Burdon, War continued making great albums, including this one.  Why Can’t We Be Friends is the #4 rock album on this week’s countdown.

  • 3. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John

    It was the first album in history to debut at #1 on the charts, and the first album in history to go gold before it even came out – fitting it was from Elton John. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy stayed at #1 for seven weeks, and sold almost a million and a half copies within its first four days of release.  On July 27, 1975, it dropped slightly to #3.

  • 2. Venus And Mars - Wings

    Continuing his streak of recording albums in unique places, Paul McCartney took Wings to New Orleans, during the Mardi Gras celebration, and recorded Venus And Mars.  It was Wings’ fourth album and another chart topper.  This week on our Thursday Top 10 Countdown, it slips one to #2.

  • 1. One Of These Nights - Eagles

    At the top of the charts this week is the fourth studio album by the biggest selling American band of all time. Inspired by the R&B music of Philadelphia, the album would not only hit #1, but become the first of four chart topping albums in a row. #1 on July 27, 1975 was One Of These Nights by The Eagles!

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