25 albums that will celebrate their 50th anniversary

25 albums that will celebrate their 50th anniversary

The first work of a rebellious young man from New Jersey, who would become the “Boss”, the beginnings of Queen, the timeless dark side of the moona masterpiece of genesis, the Pianist of Billy Joel and the mass of dead from Offenbach, the year 1973 saw the release of several outstanding albums. Here are 25 albums that will celebrate their 50th anniversary in the days and months ahead.

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Greetings from Asbury Park, New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen (January 5)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The 24-year-old artist from New Jersey named Bruce Springsteen emerges and releases a debut album. blinded by light it was written when Clive Davis, president of Columbia Records, judged, listening to a preliminary version of this work, that a single was missing. Ten months later, the “Boss” launched The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle in which we find Rosalita (Come out tonight).


Aerosmith (January 5)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The Boston natives got off to a great start with the classic dream on found on their debut album. A title that climbed to number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Written by Steven Tyler, prior to the formation of Aerosmith, this song plays heavily on radio stations in Massachusetts and will become a staple of their repertoire.

Billion dollar babies

Alice Cooper (February 25)

SPE - Alice Cooper

One year after the rebel anthem School exit, Vince Furnier and his training show that he must be taken seriously. Armed with titles Chosen, No More Mr. Nice Guy Y hello hooraythe king of “shock rock” dominates the US and UK charts with his sixth album.

The dark side of the moon

Pink Floyd (March 1)

SPE - Alice Cooper

after the big Meddle, Pink Floyd releases this album that will become a monument in rock history. A timeless concept album with a band in symbiosis and dealing with conflict, time, death and mental illness. Sales figures are around 45 million copies worldwide.

houses of the saint

Led Zeppelin (March 28)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Expectations were high after the impressive Led Zeppelin IV, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant continued to explore and develop their sound. The reviews are mixed, but the titles The song remains the same, Rain Songy no quarter they will become key pieces of their concerts.


October (March)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Pierre Flynn and his childhood friends, Mario Légaré, Jean Dorais and Pierre Hébert, mix jazz and progressive rock on the first album of October, where we find if we left and the classic the cursed machine. A few months later, the foursome will open for King Crimson in Montreal and Quebec.

The Beatles

Blue and Red (April 2)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The Beatles, who no longer exist, simultaneously release two albums that will become famous and popular. The “red”, on which we find the large “Fab Four” pieces. The beginnings and the “Beatlemania” on the “red” and its most psychedelic and exploratory stage on the so-called “blue”. Everything is there.


Robert Charlebois (April 6)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Prolific, Robert Charlebois releases his ninth studio album with Solidarity. Success is always there for the one we nickname Garou. This album does not escape the rule with the presence of titles Nightmare, Wit Chi Tai To Y between two seals which he wrote with Pierre Bourgault.


Yes (May 18)

SPE - Alice Cooper

After the success of close to the edge, the British band Yes release a triple live album. A classic in which we find Heart of Dawn, And You and I, Close to the Edge, Long Distance Drive, I’ve Seen All the Good People, Starship Trooper. Yes, the ambitious will premiere seven months later Tales of Topographic Oceans it will not be unanimous.

Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield (May 25)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The 19-year-old English musician Mike Oldfield plays all the instruments on this magnificent album that can be described as a masterpiece. The opening segment will be inserted into the movie. the Exorcist. A remarkable first work that will be followed, over the years, by a series of updated and improved versions.


Queen (July 13)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Before being revealed with Bohemian Rhapsody and the scrapbook A Night at the Opera. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor reveal their sound with a first album in which we find Stay alive. The quartet specifies that there are no synthesizers in this work. What you could think of with voice and guitar effects.

very men

Top ZZ (July 26)

SPE - Alice Cooper

On this third ZZ Top album, there’s double Waiting for the bus Y Jesus just left Chicago especially the classic The farm. Piece that refers to a brothel located near the town of La Grange, Texas. An album that will be significant for this happy formation.

inner visions

Stevie Wonder (August 3)

SPE - Alice Cooper

After the great success of You are the glow of my life and the scrapbook talking book, Stevie Wonder continues to explore soul, funk and jazz. Consecrated album of the year during the 1974 Grammys, it is in this work that we find raised floor. Four days after the release ofinner visionsStevie Wonder falls into a coma after a car accident in which he was a passenger.

Goat’s Head Soup

The Rolling Stones (August 31)

SPE - Alice Cooper

After the excellent Exile on Main St. released in 1972, the Stones don’t seem so inspired by Goat head soup. Angiethe last song on the first side of the vinyl, composed almost entirely by Keith Richards, sits at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. A great song about the end of a love story.

night sensation

Frank Zappa (September 7)

SPE - Alice Cooper

after the big the big wazoo, the eclectic Frank Zappa abandons the sounds of jazz fusion for more “traditional” songs. The titles Camarillo Glitter, Dirty Love Y Dinah Moe Hmmm it gave him a wider audience and marked the beginning of a very fruitful period for the irreverent and unclassifiable American musician.

goodbye yellow brick road

Elton John (October 5)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Elton releases a double album in which we find funeral for a friend and megahits goodbye yellow brick road, Sailing in the wind, Bennie and the Jets Y Saturday night is fine for a fight. It will sell 20 million copies. Elton John wrote most of the music for this album in Kingston, Jamaica.

Selling England by the pound

Genesis (October 12)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Three months after the publication of live genesis, Peter Gabriel and his band launched what many fans consider to be the holy grail of the progressive rock movement. The group is at its peak and offers a work that borders on perfection as shown by the Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, The Battle of Epping Forest, Firth of Fifth Y the movie show.


The Lamenters (October 18)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The Wailers’ latest album with Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer, who will later embark on solo careers, is on ablaze we found the anthem Get up, stand up and the original version of I shot the sheriff which will become a hit when it is taken up by guitarist Eric Clapton.


The Who (October 19)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The Who’s second rock opera, quadrophenia will not be as successful as Tommy. It also comes after the excellent Who is the next one. The bar was high. Composed entirely by guitarist Pete Townshend, the album tells the story of Jimmy, a young mod in search of his own identity. A consistent and excellent album when you manage to tame it.


Billy Joel (November 9)

SPE - Alice Cooper

On his second album, Billy Joel reveals a song, with Pianist, which will mark his career. An autobiographical title that recounts his stage as a pianist in bars in Los Angeles. Pianist it will become the signature song of this pianist-singer from New York, sung at the top of its lungs by the audience during his concerts.

brain salad surgery

Emerson, Lake and Palmer (November 19)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Emerson, Lake and Palmer is at the height of its creativity with this follow-up work. Trilogy, released in June ’72. The trio dares and explores. With Jerusalem and more evil karn 9, the English trio offers a great progressive rock album. The cover was made by Swiss artist HR Giger, who will create the creature from the first film. Alien.

bloody saturday saturday

Black Saturday (December 1)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Drugs are still present in Black Sabbath, which is about to implode. An uneven work, but in which we find a mega riff Tony Iommi’s guitar and Ozzy’s unique voice on the title track. One of the great songs of the British quartet.

gang on the run

Wings (December 5)

SPE - Alice Cooper

The best of Wings. It is in this album where we find the excellent piece gang on the run, which takes the listener on a journey through three musical worlds. A single that sold a million copies in the United States. There’s also Let me roll it, Jet and the underrated one thousand nine hundred eighty five.


BTO (December 22)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Seven months after dropping a debut album, Bachman-Turner Overdrive is back with BTO II. A work in which we find successes. Let it ride Y Taking care of business which will become a timeless anthem for the Winnipeg band. A title that reached position 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1994.

Holy Chronicle of the Nether

Offenbach (date unknown)

SPE - Alice Cooper

Holy Chronicle of the Nether is the mythical mass of dead d’Offenbach, which mixes Gregorian chants and liturgical chants, performed in front of 3,000 spectators at St. Joseph’s Oratory and was broadcast live on CHOM. A marginal and fragmented album that ends, in its original version, with the title Rirolarma and his Hammond B3 organ sounds offered as an encore.

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