Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Music from 1973
|Roland Kent LaVoie scored several early 70's hits with a much simplier moniker, including 1973's "It Sure Took A Long, Long Time". What was his stage name?
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Lobo. Lobo's biggest hit came in 1971 with "Me And You And A Dog Named Boo".
|A member of the McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy") and a producer for both Johnny and Edgar Winter ("Frankenstein"), he scored a major hit in 1973. Later he discovered Weird Al Yankovic. Who is he?||Music History - 1973
Rick Derringer. Rick Derringer charted with "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo". After he discovered Weird Al in the 1980's he continued to tour and recorded Gospel albums with his wife.
Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash. Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana. He had just scored his first number 1 hit earlier in the year with "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown".
|This late actor appeared on the cover of Paul McCartney's "Band On The Run" album. Who was he?||Music History - 1973
James Coburn. James Coburn's films included the "Flint" series, "The Great Escape", and "Affliction", for which he won an Academy Award. He died in November of 2002.
|According to a 1973 hit song by Gladys Knight and the Pips, where was the "midnight train" heading?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Georgia. "Midnight Train to Georgia" was released in August 1973, and it became a number one hit song for Gladys Knight and the Pips on the U.S. Billboard charts in the fall of '73. Knight sang these lyrics:
"And I'll be with him on that midnight train to Georgia
I'd rather live in his world
Than live without him in mine..."
Diamond. The Texan duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts had a top ten hit single in the USA with their song "Diamond Girl." This tune became a "soft rock" standard and rose to the number six spot on the Billboard charts in the spring of 1973. Seals and Crofts sang this chorus:
"Diamond girl, you sure do shine
Glad I found you, glad you're mine..."
|According to the lyrics of Stealers Wheel's 1973 hit song "Stuck In the Middle With You", who is the protagonist surrounded by?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Clowns and jokers. The Scottish duo of Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty (Stealers Wheel) released the single "Stuck In the Middle With You" in 1972, and the song reached the number six position in the U.S. Billboard charts in 1973. The lyrics to the song's chorus read:
"Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you..."
|In 1973, the following lyrics filled the U.S. top 40 radio airwaves:
"Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll..."
The singer was Dobie Gray. Can you identify the song?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Drift Away. Dobie Gray (Lawrence V. Ainsworth) was born in Texas and achieved considerable success in 1973 with the song "Drift Away." It rose to the number five position on the U.S. Billboard charts; the song's chorus remains a popular in-concert chant to this day. Dobie Gray sang,
"Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll
And drift away..."
In 1973, Three Dog Night had a hit with "Shambala", "Brother Louie" was performed by Stories, and Loggins & Messina sang "Your Mama Don't Dance."
|In 1973, Paul Simon released the single "Loves Me Like a Rock." Which Southern U.S. gospel singing group accompanied Simon?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
The Dixie Hummingbirds. The Dixie Hummingbirds were formed in South Carolina circa 1930 and have recorded many gospel tunes over the years. This group accompanied Paul Simon on his song "Loves Me Like a Rock." The single rose to the number two position on the U.S. Billboard charts in October 1973. Simon and the Dixie Hummingbirds intoned these sweet words:
"Oh, my mama loves me, she loves me
She get down on her knees and hug me
She loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages and loves me..."
|Which Canadian province is mentioned in the third verse of the lyrics to Carly Simon's 1973 single "You're So Vain"?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Nova Scotia. In the 1973 tune "You're So Vain", Carly Simon sang:
"Well, I hear you went up to Saratoga
And your horse naturally won
Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia
To see the total eclipse of the sun..."
Carly Simon's hit single raced up the U.S. Billboard charts and climbed to the number one spot in the winter of 1973.
|In 1973, the Edgar Winter Group released a "monster" instrumental song which climbed to the number one position in the U.S. Billboard charts. Can you name it?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Frankenstein. The Edgar Winter Group had a number one hit single in the USA with "Frankenstein" in May 1973. The song featured the synthesizer of Edgar Winter and the drumming of Chuck Ruff. "Frankenstein" was one of the biggest selling instrumental songs in the decade of the 1970s.
|In 1973, Elton John had a number one hit single with "Crocodile Rock." Which female name is mentioned in this song's opening verse?||Pop Music Songs of 1973
Suzie. "I remember when rock was young
Me and Suzie had so much fun..."
Elton John and Bernie Taupin composed "Crocodile Rock" in 1972, and this song became John's first number one hit single in the USA in February 1973, staying at the top spot on the Billboard charts for nearly a month. Ah, the good old days: Suzie and a Chevy!