Tidbits from the year 1973
1973 was an interesting year for politics, sports, and music. Watergate hearings begin in the U.S., President Nixon tells the nation “I am not a crook”, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns due to dealing with charges of tax evasion, Gerald Ford replaced Spiro Agnew, and later became president after President Nixon resigned. The Bahamas gains independence from Great Britain.
Skylab, the United States’ first space station, is launched, the Sears Tower opens in Chicago,
US dollar devalues 10%, the average cost of a new house $32,500, average income per year $12,900, average monthly rent $175, a gallon of gas 40 cents, a dozen eggs 45 cents. Inflation is causing problems in people’s lives in the US and the UK with much of this is due to OPEC Oil price increases.
“Aloha from Hawaii” featuring Elvis Presley was watched by one billion people worldwide, UK band, Pink Floyd released their 8th album, Dark Side of the Moon, UK artist, Elton John has #1 album in the US and UK.
Some of the top singles in the US and the UK – The Rolling Stones – Angie, Tony Orlando and Dawn-Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’round the Old Oak Tree, Elton John – Crocodile Rock, Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song, Carly Simon – You’re So Vain, Stevie Wonder – Superstition.
The world not yet lulled into a waltz
Confusion blurs who talks the talk
Blank pages penned who walks the walk
Tedious steps hit the road
Reminds us life not tied with a bow
Despite our cries, prices still rise
To most this comes as no surprise
Oil is gold and gold is oil
Creates rigors of pain and endless toil
Harmonious thoughts still adrift
Mankind’s journey a repetitive tiff
US Supreme Court takes the stage
with its ruling on Roe vs Wade
Puzzled unfolding skeptical untolding
Repeat after me, life’s a gift
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