April 28th. On This Day In History, 1973: The album The Dark Side of the Moon by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd entered the Billboard Top LP’s & Tape chart, on which it spent a record 942 weeks. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Side_of_the_Moon> Here is one of the best known tracks from this iconic album, “Money”.
On this day, April 21st, in 1973, Tony Orlando & Dawn, topped the Billboard charts, with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”. This was a huge hit, around the World.
To celebrate the 75th birthday of Diana Ross, I play here, what became her second solo, Billboard Hot 100, number 1 hit, from 1973, “Touch Me In The Morning”. This single also reached number 6 in the UK, in that year.
Nutbush City Limits is a song about the small town of Nutbush, in rural Tennessee, the hometown of Tina Turner. It was released, as a single, by Ike & Tina Turner, in 1973, shortly before their separation. It reached Number 4, in the UK, and Number 22, on the Billboard Hot 100.
From his 1973 album, “Aladdin Sane”, this song was the second single, from that album, reaching Number Three on the charts in the UK, in the Spring of 1973. Apparently it failed to make any impression in the USA. This was always one of my favorites, from that time, growing up in the UK, way …
This song, one of my favorites, by Diana Ross was a top ten hit, but only in the UK in January 1974.
This song, by Irish band, Thin Lizzy, charted at number 6, in the UK in 1973.