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Another runner in the night

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 5

album-bruce-springsteen-greetings-from-asbury-park-nj1973: Bruce Springsteen releases his first studio album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. Recorded in a single week, the album only sells about 25,000 copies in the first year of its release. Both Blinded By The Light and Spirit In The Night are released as singles but neither make a dent in the charts.

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The man the authorities came to blame

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

January 3

bobhurricane751975: Bob Dylan’s Hurricane peaks at #33 on the Billboard singles chart. The song helps to cause enough publicity to eventually get former boxer Rubin (Hurricane) Carter released from jail. The song promotes Carter’s innocence . A movie about Carter’s life, starring Denzel Washington, is released in 2000.

Pain was the price you paid

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

December 22

gbybr1973: Elton John begins a two-week run at #1 on the U.K. album chart with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The LP also has an eight-week run at #1 on the U.S. chart. The album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, Candle in the Wind, as well as three successful singles: Bennie and the Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting.