1975: If you love classic rock, this is the year for you

1975 seems to have inspired an excessive amount of records that went on to become an integral part of our classic rock canon.

WXPN has collaborated with Slacker Radio on the Greatest Year In Music radio station. Hosted by XPN DJ’s, the station is a handcrafted, curated multi-year music experience showcasing the broad range of music and events that mattered. Check out the list of incredible albums that came out in 1975 below, and listen to the Greatest Year in Music, 1975 (and more) from XPN on Slacker below.

Just look at this list: Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, Queen’s A Night at the Opera, Bob Dylan’s Blood On the Tracks, Springsteen’s Born to Run, Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here, David Bowie’s Young Americans, Bee Gee’s Main Course, The Band’s Northern Lights – Southern Cross, Patti Smith’s debut Horses and so many more. Does it get any better than that?

While those bands were busy touring and recording their major hits, two bands were just starting to get their acts together. Talking Heads played their very first show at CBGB in New York (opening for the Ramones!) and the Sex Pistols made their debut at an art school in London.

What do you think? Was 1975 the greatest year in music?


Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac
A Night at the Opera – Queen
Blood On the Tracks – Bob Dylan
The Koln Concert – Keith Jarrett
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Blues for Allah – Grateful Dead
Another Green World – Brian Eno
Prisoner in Disguise – Linda Ronstadt
Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon
Teaser – Tommy Bolin
The Hissing of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell
Live! – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Alive! – Kiss
Venus and Mars – Wings
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirty Cowboy – Elton John
Young Americans – David Bowie
Horses – Patti Smith
Toys In the Attic – Aerosmith
Gratitude – Earth, Wind & Fire
Main Course – Bee Gees
Between the Lines – Janis Ian
Katy Lied – Steely Dan
Blow by Blow – Jeff Beck
Welcome to My Nightmare – Alice Cooper
Tale Spinnin’ – Weather Report
One of These Nights – The Eagles
The Who by Numbers – The Who
The Basement Tapes – Dylan and the Band
Siren & Country Life – Roxy Music
Who Loves You – The Four Seasons
Northern Lights-Southern Cross – The Band
Tonight’s the Night – Neil Young
Zuma – Neil Young
Original Soundtrack – 10CC

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Article by: Julie Miller