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Right (quite right) Supertramp’s Crime of the Century in 1975

On Jan. 18, 1975, Supertramp’s Crime of the Century entered the Billboard Hot LPs & Tape chart at #193. This was the band’s third album, released in September, and a breakthrough for them internationally. It would peak in the US … Continue reading

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[1975] The fifth Beatle helps Joe Cocker get to #5 on the singles chart

On Jan. 11, 1975, Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #85 (it was the highest ranking debut for a single on the week’s chart). The song is from Cocker’s fourth album, 1974’s I Can … Continue reading

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What Were Once B-Sides Are Now Hits (The Doobie Bros. in 1975)

On Jan. 4, 1975, the Doobie Brothers’ What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits entered the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart at #169. It would eventually rise to #4 in the US. This was the fourth album from the … Continue reading

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No More Looking Back (The Kinks’ last concept LP — from 1975)

Four years prior to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, the Kinks commented on the English school system and its affects on childhood. On Nov. 17, 1975, they released (The Kinks Present) Schoolboys in Disgrace. It was the band’s 14th studio album, … Continue reading

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It was long ago and faraway, the world was younger than today – Janis Ian on the 1st SNL

On Oct. 11, 1975, Janis Ian performed “At Seventeen,” her song about teenage pain and coming-of-age awareness, on the first broadcast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The song had been released as a single in August and would go on … Continue reading

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Bully for you, chilly for me (Fame, fame, fame) – Bowie, 1975

While living in NYC in 1974, David Bowie met John Lennon and the two had elaborate conversations and jammed together musically. In January, 1975, Bowie invited Lennon to a recording session in Greenwich Village with his tour band. Bowie had … Continue reading

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