WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES – BILLY PRESTON – 1973

 

NEWS

•    Nuclear Magnesium Resonance had been developed. (We call it MRI for short now)
•    The Arab Oil Embargo would get our attention & gasoline prices skyrocketed 80%!
•    Spiro T. Agnew was out as VP and Gerald Ford was in.
•    A cease-fire was called in the Viet Nam conflict and the first American prisoners of war began to come home.
•    The government mandated 5 MPH bumpers on all new cars.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

•    MOVIES: “The Sting” “American Graffiti” and “The Exorcist”
•    T.V.: “6 Million Dollar Man” “Kojak” & “Schoolhouse Rock”.
•    A horse nicknamed “Big Red” (Secretariat) won the Triple Crown.
•    Major League Baseball unveiled the “Designated Hitter”.
•    The Cuisinart Food Processor hits the market.

DEAD

•    Pablo Picasso: (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) 
•    Bruce Lee: (Born Lee Jun Fan November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) Lee collapsed in Golden Harvest studios while doing dubbing work for the movie Enter the Dragon.
•    Jim Croce: (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973) He died in a plane crash at the age of 30.
•    J.R.R. Tolkien: (January 3,1892 – September 2,1973) He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972.

#1@1

•    Billy Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006)
•    A child prodigy that played with the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Jackson 5 and who was widely considered, even by the Beatles themselves, to be the 5th Beatle. 
•    Preston first met The Beatles in 1962 while part of Little Richard’s touring band, when their manager Brian Epstein organized a Liverpool show, which The Beatles opened.
•    This was his first trip to the #1 spot, here’s Billy Preston & “Will It Go Round In Circles” 
•    Your #1 @ 1 from July 1973.


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