Just listen. March 17, 1973 ~ “Dark Side of The Moon” is born.
February 23, 1999 ~
Slim Shady releases The Slim Shady LP.
Almost instantly it becomes a classic, Slim Shady becomes one of the most controversial figures in music and the album ends up at #275 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time …
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is released by Eagles on February 17, 1976. For many, this is their first Eagles album. The damn thing ends up being the highest selling album of all time (until Michael Jackson’s Thriller knocks them off the top.) But that’s OK, Eagles Fan — it became the first album to reclaim the top selling album of all time moniker in August of 2018.
Heart releases another of their classics on Valentine’s Day … this one in 1980. It’s their first without orginal axeman Roger Fisher and doesn’t perform as well as their earlier albums, but it still ranks up there for me. “Rockin’ Heaven Down” is damn righteous.
Released the previous summer in Canada, Heart’s debut album is released in the USA on February 14, 1976.
It was my freshman year in college and my part-time job was driving school bus. One of my fondest memories is that of watching the back seat inhabitants doing air guitar to “Magic Man.”