In 1972, The Rolling Stones toured the US for the first time since 1969 in support of their iconic Exile on Main Street album.

Another fun fact about 1972? The most popular song of the year – I bet you already guessed it – belonged to Don McLean with American Pie! Although cryptic, and 8-minutes long, it captured the hearts and minds of the entire country for the FIRST TWO MONTHS of the year.

Looking not too far into the future, 1974 …

Elton John’s popularity soared in both the United States and the United Kingdom. At a concert in California, 75,000 tickets sold out within hours of becoming available. Let’s be honest, to this day nothing has really changed … Elton is still rocking the sequins, glasses & attitude. His shows still sell out, although NOW he is in his final year! NO ELTON! </3

Fast forward to 1978 …

The Bee Gees EXPLODED into the music world … they would go on to sell more records than anyone thought possible. But that’s not all! They also ushered for the disco era, as it was in full swing in 1978. The soundtrack for the movie Saturday Night Fever sold nearly 30 million copies. They’re ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, staying alive … and kicking.

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On this day, February 3rd, in Music History …

  • 1968:  The Beatles held on to the #1 position on the Album chart for the fifth week with the “Magical Mystery Tour” Soundtrack AND Aretha Franklin made it three weeks at #1 on the R&B chart with “Chain Of Fools”.  It was her 18th week at #1 within the R&B genre in less than a year.
  • 1969:  John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison hired Allen Klein to be the Beatles’ business manager.  Paul McCartney dissented, leading to more problems within the group.
  • 1973:  Elton John moved to a position that would become very familiar to him over the next three decades–#1.  The song that earned EJ his first chart topper was “Crocodile Rock”.
  • 1976:  ABBA filmed the video for “Fernando”.
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