1977 Radio Oldies

Did You Know?

* Elvis Presley dies in 1977 at Graceland, his Memphis, Tenn. home. He was 42.

* Lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in 1977 when their plane crashed in a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi.

* The Movie Saturday Night Fever sparks the disco inferno and the popularity of movie soundtracks.

* The Bee Gees release the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever, which will go on to become the then best selling album of all time.

* Star Wars hits theaters--for the first time--and will go on to be the second highest-grossing film of all time.

* The Big Ear radio telescope heard what many may consider a radio transmission from outer space from an intelligent extra-terrestrial source.

* The 'Son of Sam' serial killer, David Berkowitz, was captured. Sam was his neighbor's dog, who told him to do the killing.

* 'We are two wild and crazy guys' - Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live.

* The e.p.t. pregnancy test was available over the counter. Previously, there was an ancient Egyptian test that was right about 2 out of 3 times, involving peeing on barley and wheat, that could even tell the sex of the children.

Radio Hits of 1977

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Billboard Hits of 1977

* Hotel California - Eagles
* Best Of My Love - Emotions
* Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
* Under Cover Angel - Alan O'Day
* I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
* Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
* You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
* Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra
* Whatcha Gonna Do? - Pablo Cruise
* Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
* Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
* Rich Girl - Daryl Hall and John Oates
* Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
* Car Wash - Rose Royce
* Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner
* When I Need You - Leo Sayer
* Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann
* Swayin' To The Music - Johnny Rivers
* The Things We Do For Love - 10cc

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