Way, way back in January this year, I pledged to create a list celebrating my 50th birthday this year – my 50 favourite things (books, songs, albums, films, etc) from the year of my birth, 1973. I’ve linked to the post here where I was asking for suggestions about what what to include (and very interesting all your suggestions were).
As is the way of things, life got in the way and I forgot all about it. But the recent re-releases of Dark Side of the Moon and Larks’ Tongues in Aspic have reminded me what a great year it really was for music, which has prompted me to finish my list.
So, apologies in advance for indulging me, but I’m going to go through my list now, in reverse order, one entry a day, until I reach my top choice just before Christmas. Feel free to chip in, slag me off, express incredulity, applaud my choices or remind me what I’ve missed out (spoiler – don’t wait for Tom Waits or Steely Dan to make an appearance).
Unlike Kid Dynamite’s current massive list project, I pledge to at least try and finish this in the time promised (one entry a day). And also unlike Kid Dynamite, my tastes are a bit more mainstream so you’ll probably recognise a lot more stuff! 🙂
Anyone who ever follows my comments on here (there must be somebody) can probably guess what my number one will be. But don’t spoil it if you know.
I’ve tried to limit it to one entry per artist/act/person, but there’s a couple of exceptions which I felt I couldn’t ignore and had to include more than once.
So here goes! First entry in the comments!