Continued from http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/every-uk-1-single-between-1972-1984-discussion-thread-part-1-1972.748602/ 1973 was the year I properly got into music. Mainly, as I’ve explained before, thanks to my neighbour. Still, I found my own way a little too. Listening to Radio’s 1 and Luxembourg... Watching TOTP and any of the few other music TV programmes when I could.. By the summer I was having Record Mirror ‘delivered’ to my house each week. I was only allowed one magazine so I had to cancel Whizzer & Chips in order to get RM. We weren’t a music loving family and I had no older siblings. People have asked me how I fared with the older 50s/60s type stuff... Pretty easily... I heard very little of it. My parents had very few records. Outside of the occasional ‘oldie’ on the radio, I was largely oblivious to the past, music wise, for years. Even if I had been aware of older stuff, I couldn’t have afforded to buy it. I had enough on scraping money together to buy the singles of 1973. And 1973 was a great year (IMO) for pop singles.. Acts like Bowie, Gary Glitter, Sweet, Slade, the Carpenters and Wizzard would have the best chart years of their careers. Teenybop stuff was alive and well with David Cassidy and The Osmonds peaking. Plus, lots of new acts like Mud, David Essex, Suzi Quatro, Medicine Head and, erm, Barry Blue came through. Even Wings had a few hits. So, let’s get stuck into 1973. It won’t always be pretty, but it should mostly be fun.