1977

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 […]

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” […]


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