October 1974... 40 years ago this month. The NFL Season was in full swing, as the Pittsburgh Steelers started a winning streak that turned a 1-1-1 start into 6-1-1. On their way to a 10-3-1 season, and the first of their Super Bowl wins.
Meanwhile.... What was happening in music?
Albums released in August1974 include:
- Ozark Mountain Daredevils - It'll Shine When It Shines
- Dan Fogelberg - Souvenirs
- Tom Waitts - The Heart Of Saturday Night (#339 on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums)
- Bob Marley - Natty Dread (#182 on the Rolling Stone Top 500 Albums)
- Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock And Roll
- Jethro Tull - War Child
- I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton John (10/5/74 & 10/12/74)
- Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston (10/19/74)
- Then Came You Dionne Warwick (10/26/74)
A few really good songs made their Top 40 chart debuts, but no #1's. Notables (IMHO) include:
- Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) - Raspberries (peaked at #18)
- Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot (peaked at #10)
- I've Got The Music In Me - Kiki Dee (peaked at #12)