AXS TV’s 1973 Snapshot

Watergate Starts, Crocodiles Rock, and Ziggy Stardust Hangs ‘Em Up: Let’s look back to 1973!

Sunday on A Year in Music, we look back at the year 1973. To truly understand the music of the year it is important to look at what was going on in the world at the time. As they say, “music is a reflection of the society that makes it”. So let us reflect upon the year that was 1973, then set your DVR for the full episode of A Year in Music this SUNDAY at 9/8c on AXS TV!

In the News

  • In tennis, Billy Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in a $1,000,000 match.
  • Nixon’s secret taping devices are revealed and the Watergate investigation begins.
  • Pink Floyd releases The Dark Side of the Moon, which goes on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time.
  • CBGB music club opens in Manhattan.
  • David Bowie ‘retires’ his stage persona Ziggy Stardust in front of a shocked audience at the end of his British tour.

On the Radio

  • “Crocodile Rock” – Elton John
  • “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” – Jim Croce
  • “Midnight Train to Georgia” – Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • “Brother Louie” – Stories
  • “Frankenstein” – Edgar Winter Group

In Theaters

  • The Exorcist
  • The Sting
  • American Graffiti
  • Papillon
  • Live and Let Die


  • Sanford and Son
  • All In The Family
  • The Waltons
  • M*A*S*H
  • Hawaii Five-O



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