1978 Radio Oldies

In 1978

* Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died on 7th Sept 1978 of a overdose of heminevrin prescribed to combat alcoholism.

* The first Test Tube Baby, Louis Brown was born.

* Jim Jones and 909 followers commit suicide, (many were forced including many children), by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in his Jonestown, Guyana commune. The poisonings were followed with the murder of five others by Temple members at a nearby Port Kaituma airstrip. Victims included United States Congressman Leo Ryan.

* Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable stereo.

* The serial killer, Ted Bundy (who killed an estimated 35 people between 1973/4 and 1978) was captured in February 1978 in Pensacola, Florida after being pulled over for a traffic offense.

* Musical groups that were formed in 1978 include Bauhaus, Dead Kennedys, Dexys Midnight Runners, Duran Duran, Pulp, Simple Minds, Survivor and UB40.

* David Berkowitz, the 'Son of Sam' killer, was sentenced to 365 years in prison in 1978..

* A computer 'testing malfunction' caused the United State's Defense System to go from an 'at ease' DEFCON 1 to a 'fire up the missiles' DEFCON 5.

* Pope Paul VI , died at 80, the new Pope, John Paul I, 65, dies unexpectedly after 34 days in office on Sept. 28, succeeded by Karol Cardinal Wojtyla of Poland as John Paul II on Oct. 16, 1978.

Hits of 1978

Billboard FM 1978

Billboard Hits of 1978

* Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
* Baby Come Back - Player
* If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
* With A Little Luck - Wings
* Miss You - Rolling Stones
* Kiss You All Over - Exile
* Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
* You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone
* Three Times A Lady - Commodores
* Baby Come Back - Player
* Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
* It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
* You're The One That I Want
* Old Time Rock-n-Roll - Bob Seger
* Dust In The Wind - Kansas
* Don't Look Back - Boston
* Short People - Randy Newman
* Take A Chance - ABBA
* Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton

Way Back

Born in 1978


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