Vol 73: What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits / Rumours

The Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

The American rock band The Doobie Brothers released their fourth studio album titled What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits on February 1, 1974. A year after release the album quickly rose to the number 4 spot on the album chart for 1975. What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits hosted one of The Doobie Brothers’ most well known hit singles “Black Water” which found plenty of radio air time and is still frequently played around the country presently. The Doobie Brothers successfully blended hard rock with blues and swamp rock to produce a sound that stuck through the ages. What Were Once Vices are Now Habits showcases songs such as: “Song to see You Through,” “Spirit,” “Pursuit on 53rd St.,” “Black Water,” “Eyes of Silver,” and “Road Angel.”

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

The eleventh album, Rumours, by the English-American rock band Fleetwood Mac was released on February 4, 1977 to major commercial success. Rumours sold over 40 million copies worldwide and has been certified diamond in several countries. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978 and was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant” by the Library of Congress. Rumours boasts being Fleetwood Mac’s most successful album as well as hosting many of their hit singles such as: “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” and “You Make Loving Fun.”

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