1977

RUSH released their fifth LP "A Farewell to Kings" on Sept. 1, 1977. The album would become Rush's first US gold-selling album, receiving the certification within two months of its release, and was eventually certified platinum. After the success of this LP, their previous album "2112" took off and ended up selling more copies than […]

On Aug. 18, 1977, Elvis Presley's funeral was held at his Memphis estate, Graceland, where 150 mourners attend, including such luminaries as Ann-Margret, James Brown, and actor George Hamilton. (Everyone from Sammy Davis Jr. to Farrah Fawcett to Burt Reynolds to John Wayne were rumored to attend, but did not.) Held in Graceland's living room, […]

During the morning of Aug. 16, 1977, while at his home, Elvis Presley grabbed the book he’d been reading, Frank Adams’ The Scientific Search For The Face Of Jesus, and went into his bathroom. His then girfriend Ginger Alden said to him “Don’t fall asleep in there,” because she knew he did occasionally tend to […]

On July 27, 1977, the Grateful Dead released their 9th studio LP “Terrapin Station.” It was the first album that the Grateful Dead released on Arista Records after releasing other albums on its own Grateful Dead Records. According to Dennis McNally, Jerry Garcia conceived the idea for the song “Terrapin Station Part One” while driving […]

On July 26, 1977, while on tour in New Orleans, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant got a telephone call telling his his son Karac had died from a respiratory infection. The rest of Zeppelin’s tour was canceled. And of course there were those who were sure that because of Jimmy Page’s interest in the occult […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

And then there was the KISS comic books… June 30, 1977, Marvel Comics issued the first of two comic books based on the costumed characters of the group KISS. The popular rumor of the day was that red ink was mixed with small amounts of blood from each group member. There are those who believe […]

KISS released their sixth studio LP “Love Gun” on June 30, 1977. It was the first KISS album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley, which made it the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature Peter Criss […]

June 26th is a HUGE day in the history of Elvis Presley. The man who took him to where he was, his manager Col. Tom Parker was born on June 26, 1909. On June 26, 1954, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, called Elvis, who had recorded a few songs there earlier in the […]

Peter Frampton released his 5th album, “I’m in You” on May 28, 1977. It was his follow up to his wildly successful live LP “Frampton Comes Alive” which had been out for a year and a half. To help him make the album, he bought in Rock heavy weights including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr and […]


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