The number one album today in 1973 …
… was the number one selling rock box set until 1986, and remains the best selling four-album set of all time.
A short but deep list of birthdays today begins with Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon:
Geddy Lee of Rush (whose last song here should be the theme song of my old high school):
John Sykes of Thin Lizzy:
And from today’s Ironic Death File: Today in 1974, Mama Cass Elliott died, not from drug use or alcoholism, but from choking on a ham sandwich: