It’s MGK’s Thursday Top 10 Countdown! This week we feature MGK’s Top 10 rock albums from October 5, 1973. It was a time when Elton John’s masterwork, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, was released, the Vice President Of the United States resigned, and the “Tomorrow” show with former KYW-TV anchor Tom Snyder premiered on NBC late nights.
Unlike today, with one exception, Philly sports wasn’t exactly burning it up in 1973. The Eagles DID improve on their dreadful 2-11-1 1972 season, but not by much. They went 5-8 under new coach Mike McCormick. The Phillies had just wrapped up a season where Steve Carlton won almost half of the team’s games! The Sixers, who won just NINE games in 1972, won only 25 games in ’73, but at least they drafted Doug Collins that year!
The one big bright spot in Philly sports news of October, 1973, of course, was the Flyers! We didn’t know it at the time, but they were on the way to becoming the first NHL expansion team to win a Stanley Cup. To this day, I wish my mom had let me go to the victory parade!! Let’s go Flyers, and let’s go Don Earle and Gene Hart!
Right at this time, our family moved From Willingboro to Medford Lakes, New Jersey. It was so nice growing up in the Pine Barrens! Bike riding was the preferred mode of transport around town, and there were endless wooded trails to explore. Of course, I had my AM/FM radio right on the handlebars so I could rock while I rode! The picture below is of me riding on some deep woods trail in the Lakes, shortly after we moved there. Oh, the memories!
On the album charts, there was an amazing list of albums that were all out at the same time. Check out, and marvel at, MGK’s Top 10 rock albums from October 5, 1973.