1972 – Art Rock Tidal Wave






1972 was one of the best years for Progressive Art Rock!  This year brought with it a lot of musical discovery and variety — heavier British artistic influence, American singer-songwriter ballads and Top 40 Pop standards that featured strong hooks — it was all there!  As a mid-teen in 1972, my musical tastes were beginning to take shape as I’m sure yours were, too.  It was a blast!

In my opinion, Jethro Tull’s 1972 “Thick As A Brick” was, and still is, the best single produced composition of all-time.  With that said, I’d love to know who your favorite artists and bands were from this year, so hit me back!

Also In 1972:

  • Minimum wage in the U.S. was $1.60 per hour
  • The average annual income was $11,859
  • A new car set you back $3,853
  • You could build a new house for $27,600
  • A loaf of bread was 25 cents
  • A full-service gallon of gas was 55 cents
  • First Class postage was only 8 cents!

Hear my progressive free-form FM sounds of 1972 spinning right now on TuneIn!

Thank you for listening to and supporting our station!

– Fred


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