Category Archives: Popular Music 1970s

‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)


Video: 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' trailer

(Wednesday, October 19, 1977, 10:30 a.m. EDT)Looking for Mr. Goodbar, an American drama film about a dedicated schoolteacher who spends her nights cruising bars, opened today at Loews State 1 theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)

‘You Light Up My Life’ by Debby Boone peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)

(Saturday, October 15, 1977)“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for ten consecutive weeks (Oct. 15/22/29, Nov. 5/12/19/26, Dec. 3/10/17, 1977), setting a new record for that time. Continue reading ‘You Light Up My Life’ by Debby Boone peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)

‘Ringo the 4th’ album by Ringo Starr debuts at #179 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)


Video: 'Ringo The 4th' (10 videos)

(Saturday, October 15, 1977)Ringo the 4th, the sixth studio album by former Beatle Ringo Starr, debuted at #179 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Continue reading ‘Ringo the 4th’ album by Ringo Starr debuts at #179 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)

McCartney films first promo clip for ‘Mull of Kintyre’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1977)


Video: 'Paul McCartney & Wings - Mull of Kintyre 1978'

(Thursday, October 13, 1977) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings filmed the first promotional clip for their next single “Mull of Kintyre” (released Nov. 11, 1977) today near his Scottish farmhouse with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg at the helm. Continue reading McCartney films first promo clip for ‘Mull of Kintyre’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1977)

‘We Are the Champions’/’We Will Rock You’ by Queen released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 7 1977)


Video: 'Queen - We Are The Champions (Official Video)'

(Friday, October 7, 1977) — The single “We Are the Champions”/“We Will Rock You” by Queen was released today in the United Kingdom by EMI Records.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked “We Will Rock You” number 330 of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2004.


Video: 'We Are The Champions (Remastered)'


Video: 'Queen - We Will Rock You (Official Video)'


Video: 'We Will Rock You (Remastered)'

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)


Video: 'Southbank Show' (4 videos)

(Tuesday, October 4, 1977)The South Bank Show, a television arts magazine show, completed two days of filming and interviewing Paul McCartney today as the former Beatle worked on his next album, London Town, at Abbey Road Studios in London, for the program’s Jan. 14, 1978, premiere on ITV. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)