#XPN5050: 1975 - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

For fifty weeks this year, we’re celebrating the music of a specific year every Saturday on WXPN. We’ll be choosing the years randomly; for this week’s #XPN5050, Helen Leicht is putting the musical spotlight on the year 1975.

How wild is it that Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run, Patti Smith’s Horses, Queen’s A Night At The Opera, and Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here were released the same year? 1975 was a big one for classic albums as well as standalone hits from Captain and Tennille, Electric Light Orchestra, and 10cc.

On the big screen were thrillers, chillers, dramas, and cult favorite camp: big faves from ’75 included Jaws, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Dog Day Afternoon, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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On the television, we saw the debuts of Baretta, the high school comedy Welcome Back Kotter, and the timeless Jeffersons.

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Below, listen to a playlist of songs from 1975.

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