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20 songs released in 1973 you must hear


The Year 1973 summary

  • Great Britain, Ireland, and Denmark enter European Economic Community (Jan. 1)
  • A ceasefire is signed, ending involvement of American ground troops in the Vietnam War. (Jan. 28)
  • US bombing of Cambodia ends, marking official halt to 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia (Aug. 15)
  • Fourth and largest Arab-Israeli conflict begins when Egyptian and Syrian forces attack Israel as Jews mark Yom Kippur, holiest day in their calendar (Oct. 6). Egypt and Israel sign US-sponsored cease-fire accord (Nov. 11). Background: Arab-Israeli Wars
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) hikes oil prices tremendously in retaliation for Western countries’ involvement in Yom Kippur War.
  • US Supreme Court rules on Roe v. Wade.
  • Movies: The Harder They Come, American Graffiti, The Exorcist, The Sting, Last Tango in Paris
  • Deaths: W.H. Auden, Pearl S. Buck, Betty Grable, Pablo Picasso & Lyndon Baines Johnson


  • Only one song per artist/group
  • The song must be released that specific year
  • Songs from live albums not allowed (that’s another & more complicated list)
  • Max 20 songs

Please feel free to publish your own favorite songs from 1972 in the comments section…
AND lists like this are supposed to be fun! Don’t take it too seriously.

Here we go…

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Elmore James top 20 according to Hallgeir


Today it’s the date that the greatest slide guitarist of all time, Elmore James,  was born in 1918. Like so many others I got to know his music through other artists interpretations of his songs. Since then I’ve learned to love the original versions by Mr. James himself.

The Sky is Crying:

A lot of the songs have become part of the rock’n roll canon, but my list is put together by some well known treasures as well as some  gems that are not known to everyone.



Elmore James Top 20 according to Hallgeir:

– Hallgeir