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The Covers of Spotlight - 1973
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New Spotlight

In 1973, Spotlight published 51 issues. It was also the year a definite shift took place as between January and the end of June, only 5 out of 26 covers featured non-Irish artists, while from July to the end of the year, that number grew to 18 out of 25 covers featured non-Irish acts. 1973 was the year Spotlight more or less "abandoned" the showband scene and began heavily featuring International pop acts like David Cassidy and the Osmonds. All in all, 28 covers featured Irish bands out of 51 (for those keeping score, that's 23 non-Irish acts, compared to 6 out of 52 in 1972). This trend would continue as in 1974 only 11 issues featured Irish artists.       

We are in the process of scanning and prepping all Spotlight magazines in 1973 and will be posting them as they become available in the very near future. 

1973
Jan 4, 1973 (V6/#29) Jan. 18, 1973 (V6/#30) Jan. 25, 1973 (V6/#31) Feb. 1, 1973 (V6/#32) Feb. 8, 1973 (V6/#33)
Feb. 15, 1973 (V6/#34) Feb. 22, 1973 (V6/#35) Mar. 1, 1973 (V6/#36) Mar. 8, 1973 (V6/#37) Mar. 15, 1973 (V6/#38)
Mar. 22, 1973 (V6/#39) Mar. 29, 1973 (V6/#40) Apr. 5, 1973 (V6/#41) Apr. 12, 1973 (V6/#42) Apr. 19, 1973 (V6/#43)
Apr. 26, 1973 (V6/#44) May 3, 1973 (V6/#45) May 10, 1973 (V6/#46) May 17, 1973 (V6/#47) May 24, 1973 (V6/#48)
May 31, 1973 (V6/#49) June 7, 1973 (V6/#50) June 7, 1973 (V6/#51) June 14, 1973 (V6/#52) June 21, 1973 (V7/#1)
June 28, 1973 (V7/#2) July 12, 1973 (V7/#3) July 19, 1973 (V7/#4) July 26, 1973 (V7/#5) Aug. 2, 1973 (V7/#6)
Aug. 9, 1973 (V7/#7) Aug. 16, 1973 (V7/#8) Aug. 23, 1973 (V7/#9) Aug. 30, 1973 (V7/#10) Sep. 6, 1973 (V7/#11)
Sep. 13, 1973 (V7/#12) Sep. 20, 1973 (V7/#13) Sep. 27, 1973 (V7/#14) Oct. 4, 1973 (V7/#15) Oct. 11, 1973 (V7/#16)
Oct. 18, 1973 (V7/#17) Oct. 25, 1973 (V7/#18) Nov. 1, 1973 (V7/#19) Nov. 8, 1973 (V7/#20) Nov. 15, 1973 (V7/#21)
Nov. 22, 1973 (V7/#22) Nov. 29, 1973 (V7/#23) Dec. 6, 1973 (V7/#24) Dec. 13, 1973 (V7/#25) Dec. 20, 1973 (V7/#26)
       
Dec. 27, 1973 (V7/#27)        

    


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