•    A cease-fire was called, and the first American prisoners began to come home from North Viet Nam.
•    The Supreme Court would hand down Roe vs. Wade
•    A ribbon cutting signaled the grand opening of the tallest building on the planet: The World Trade Center. (The Sears Tower would take the title later in the year)
•    Secretariat won the Triple Crown.
•    Sky Lab; the United States’ first space station, and the second space station visited by a human crew. It was also the only space station NASA launched alone.
•    Arab Oil Embargo shot Gasoline prices up by 80%.


•    MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist”
•    T.V.: “All In The Family” “Sanford and Son” & “M*A*S*H”.
•    “Charlie” was the new perfume.
•    Elvis Presley’s concert in Hawaii. The first worldwide telecast by an entertainer watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.
•    Raquel Welch and Pam Grier were the hotties.
•    George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier for the heavyweight world boxing championship.

•    Pablo Picasso: October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973
•    Bruce Lee: November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973
•    Jim Croce: January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973
•    J.R.R. Tolkien: January 3 1892 – September 2 1973

•    This was the first #1 single by Elton John in the US. 
•    It’s from the album: Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player
•    Elton has described this song as “disposable pop.” Bernie Taupin gave his thoughts in an interview he said: “I don’t want people to remember me for ‘Crocodile Rock’. I’d much rather they remember me for songs like ‘Candle In The Wind’ and ‘Empty Garden,’ songs that convey a message. 
•    There’s a ’50s music theme in this song, and Elton said that this it contains flavors of a lot of his favorite early Rock songs.
•    Here’s Elton John with Crocodile Rock…Your #1 @ 1 from February 1973.

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