1977

Thank goodness some stars stayed just music stars. On May 13, 1977, Linda Ronstadt (indirectly) declined an offer placed in Hustler magazine, promising a million dollars to any of ten female celebrities (including Ronstadt) willing to pose for a nude photo shoot. Yes, it would have sold a gazillion magazines, but it was not what […]

Heart released their 3rd album “Little Queen” on May 14, 1977. Little Queen. With the hit single “Barracuda” on it, achieved 3x Platinum status. At the time, Heart had the distinction of having three of their albums on the charts at the same time. After their first album became a million seller, their record label […]

When the new Billboard Album charts came out on April 2, 1977, there was a new #1 album in the US, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac. It only stayed at #1 for 2 weeks when on April 16th, the Eagles “Hotel California” took the top spot for 5 weeks, staying there until May 21st, when “Rumours” […]

This rumor has been around for 41 years now… On Feb. 4, 1977, Fleetwood Mac release their 11th LP titled “Rumours”. The record was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and it reached the top of both the United States Billboard chart and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. The songs “Go […]

David Bowie released the LP “Low” on Jan. 14, 1977. Many people consider this one of Bowie’s most influential releases. “Low” was the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the “Berlin Trilogy”, (though the album was mainly recorded in France and only mixed in West Berlin). The experimental, avant-garde style would be further […]

The ‘California Sound’ was huge in 1977. Fleetwood Mac was one of the bands leading that movement. Their LP “Rumours” had a great 29 week run at the top of the charts until another ‘California Sound’ artist finally knocked them out of the #1 spot. On Dec. 3rd of that year, Linda Ronstadt’s “Simple Dreams” […]

Bing Crosby’s 42nd Christmas TV Special aired on Nov. 30, 1977. It would be the last one he did. For this one Bing agreed to have something for the younger set. He had David Bowie on the show. The two sang a medley of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Peace On Earth.” We hate to admit […]


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