The greateness in music that 1973 was can be summed up pretty much in one album title: Dark Side of The Moon.
While Dark Side has overshadowed so much classic rock over the years, 1973 saw the release of iconic albums including:
Bruce Springsteen – Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ
The Who – Quadrophenia
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Paul McCartney and Wings – Band On The Run.
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
Led Zeppelin – Houses of The Holy
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound
Can – Future Days
Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy
Iggy Pop – Raw Power
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds of Fire
Allman Brothers – Brothers and Sisters
David Bowie – Alladin Sane
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd
Herbie Hancock – Headhunters
Tom Waits – Closing Time
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
John Cale – 1919
Below, listen to the 1973 episode of the Greatest Year In Music on Slacker, hosted by WXPN’s Eric Schuman.