Elton John’s Honky Chateau occupied the top of the music charts at Woolworth’s Department Store in Sept. of 1972. Before the ease of digital communication came along, tapes, cartridges and albums were the main choices for audiophiles. Yet, music was the main message.
While Sir Elton was sitting on top of the music charts, Marc Bolan’s T-Rex, Cheech and Chong, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond and Rod Stewart were some of the other best-selling music artists during the 1970s. But pop music was not the only category on the charts. Harder rocking acts like The Rolling Stones, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Jethro Tull were also hailed as heartthrobs and heroes. Then there was Carole King, Janis Joplin, the Chi-Lites and Al Green. No doubt, music was diverse and rich with style. The charts proved it.