The magic records of 1972: Bowie, Deep Purple, Aretha or Lou Reed | Sound Sofa


There are years that are remembered for the number of great albums that were released in those 12 months. 1971 had a wonderful collection, as did 1991, the key year of rock of that decade. In the sixties there are several highly remembered courses, but 50 years ago, in 1972, albums were also published that left their mark and that they saw with the signing of Bowie, los Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Aretha Franklin o Nick Drake.

Legendary works of rock, gospel, but also records that left their mark in Brazil, Spain, Jamaica or Nigeria. In this week’s program we are going to go through those 12 months and listen to some songs that are part of the soundtrack of our lives.

In this episode we focus on legendary records, such as those of Bowie, Lou Reed or Elton John, in live works, such as those of Aretha Franklin, Deep Purple or Carmen McRae, and we take a look at the sounds of Brazil and the situation that was lived in Spain. We will also see another mark left that year with the birth of artists that would mark subsequent decades.

For this episode they accompany us Lucía Taboada, Fernando Navarro, Manuel Recio and Igor Paskual.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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