1973 was a huge year for Elton John. Although he had several hits in the early 70's, 1973 was magical as "Crocodile Rock" hit #1, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Candle In The Wind" won him worldwide fame! The Eagles rolled out "Desperado". Billy Joel gave us "Piano Man". Marvin Gaye wowed us with "Let's Get It On". Real rock and roll fans were totally infatuated with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird". Oh, what a year 1973 was for rock and roll!
Important Fact: Pink Floyd released "Dark Side of the Moon". That album remained on Billboard's album charts for 741 weeks (15 years). It beat Johnny Mathis' record of 490 weeks with his Greatest Hits album.
The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time. 18 songs made the cut in 1973!
172 Dream On - Aerosmith
426 Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
190 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
494 Desperado - The Eagles
360 Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
167 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
348 That Lady (Parts 1 and 2) - The Isley Brothers
421 Piano Man - Billy Joel
380 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
347 Candle In The Wind - Elton John
432 Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight
191 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
443 I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
267 Personality Crisis - New York Dolls
468 Search and Destroy - The Stooges
446 Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
104 Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
261 Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder