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It’s Alive! The Edgar Winter Group’s “Frankenstein”

On May 26, 1973, the #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Frankenstein” by the Edgar Winter Group. Edgar Holland Winter was born in Beaumont, Texas, in 1946. His older brother is the legendary blues guitarist, Johnny Winter. Playing … Continue reading

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Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin’ strong (Superstition, Stevie Wonder, 1973)

On Jan. 27, 1973, the top single on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. It was Wonder’s first #1 song since 1963’s “Fingertips (Pt. 2),” when the 12-year-old known as Little Stevie Wonder reigned the singles charts … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus by Focus (1973) rock yodeling to a grinding beat

On Jan. 20, 1973, the second album by the Dutch band Focus, Moving Waves, entered the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart at #179. It would become a Top 10 album, peaking at #8. The album had been released in … Continue reading

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McCartney & Wings’ Band on the Run makes a break for it at #33

On Dec. 22, 1973, the highest-ranking album to debut on the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart was at #33: Band on the Run by Paul McCartney & Wings. It would quickly go to #1. Although it had been three … Continue reading

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All that is now, all that is gone, all that’s to come … (Pink Floyd’s 741-week stay on the LP charts)

On Oct. 8, 1988, after more than 14 years on the US album charts, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon dropped out of the Top 200. Released in March 1973 (and eventually spending only one week at the #1 … Continue reading

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They call it Nutbush (oh, Nutbush)

In 1973, Tina Turner wrote a song about Nutbush, Tenn., the place where she was born. Titled “Nutbush City Limits,” her birthplace was actually an unincorporated town in Haywood County, about 50 miles northeast of Memphis. Turner lived there until … Continue reading

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High-spirited instrumental part of Allman Bros.’ only #1 LP

On Sept. 8, 1973, The Allman Brothers Band began a five-week reign at the top of the US album chart with “Brothers and Sisters,” the group’s first studio recording after the deaths of leader Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley. … Continue reading

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