Andre Gardner

1973 started of in a pretty historic way, with the Vietnam War coming to and end, two presidents passing within a month of each other (Truman and Johnson) and George Steinbrenner buying the New York Yankees from CBS for just 10 million dollars!

On the charts were a staggering list of beloved rock albums..

  • 10. They Only Come Out At Night - The Edgar Winter Group

    This band had no less than Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose and Dan Hartman as members, backing rock/blues legend Edgar Winter. Their biggest album was They Only Come Out At Night, our #10 rock album this week.

  • 9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie

    Bowie’s masterwork set the rock world on fire, with inventive songs and excellent production on the #9 rock album from January 5, 1973, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars.

  • 8. Trilogy - Emerson, Lake And Palmer

    The third album, from a trio, called Trilogy.  It was a perfect match, and the album from progressive rock legends Emerson, Lake and Palmer, was #8 on January 5, 1973.

  • 7. Toulouse Street - The Doobie Brothers

    Although The Doobie Brothers’ third album, The Captain And Me, was about to be released in a few weeks, the band’s second release, Toulouse Street was still on the charts!  This week, it was the #7 rock album in the country.

  • 6. Honky Chateau - Elton John

    Sir Elton John’s fifth album, Honky Chateau, was the first of SEVEN consecutive #1 albums for him. Here. a year after it was released, it was still in the top 10 at #6.

  • 5. Chicago V - Chicago

    Thanks to the talented artists in the Columbia Records art department, Chicago were able to have very clever album cover designs based around their logo.  For their fifth album, Chicago V, it had a wood paneled look, and it looked really cool!  The album sounded great, too, and Chicago V was #5 on January 5, 1973.

  • 4. Never A Dull Moment - Rod Stewart

    Sir Rod followed up the success of Every Picture Tells A Story with the same lineup of Faces bandmates and session musicians, and it was another hit for him.  Never A Dull Moment, after peaking at #2, drops two to #4 on the countdown this week.

  • 3. Homecoming - America

    America lifted the tempo a bit on their songs with their sophomore release, Homecoming.  It peaked here at #3 and featured one of their finest tracks, “Ventura Highway.”

  • 2. Living In The Past - Jethro Tull

    Jethro Tull’s Living In the Past was a fitting title for this album.  It was a 2-LP collection of outtakes, b-sides and overlooked singles that proved to be quite a success for Ian and the band.  It’s #2 on the countdown this week, and here is the title track.

  • 1. Seventh Sojourn - The Moody Blues

    Topping the chart this week is the eighth album by this legendary British band.  After recording the album, and embarking on a world tour, they took a five year break to rest up, no doubt happy of this album’s success.  #1 on January 5, 1973 was Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues!

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