The solo Beatles appear quite a bit in the book — as it was the year of Band on the Run, Mind Games, Living in the Material World, and Ringo.
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1973: the year rock peaked, began to die, and was reborn.
It was the last blockbuster year where all the ‘60s giants released classics at the same time: the former Beatles, the Stones, Dylan, Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, the Who, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Neil Young, Elvis.
Five mid-level veterans shot to the front of the pack: Pink Floyd, Elton John, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, and Bob Marley.
An amazing crop of new superstars released their debut albums: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Queen, Aerosmith, the New York Dolls, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Tom Waits.
But when radio programmers created the Album Oriented Rock format for FM radio, the music began to homogenize, and whose who weren’t mainstream white rockers began to get squeezed out.
Under the radar, however, new movements started percolating that would eventually rise up to rejuvenate popular music: punk, disco, hip hop, reggae, techno, and outlaw country.