Category Archives: Popular Music 1970s

‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #37 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 5 1977)

(Saturday, November 5, 1977)“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” by Jimmy Buffett peaked at #37 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #37 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 5 1977)

‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours’ by Peter Frampton peaks at #18 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1977)

(Saturday, October 29, 1977)“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” by Peter Frampton peaked at #18 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours’ by Peter Frampton peaks at #18 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 29 1977)

‘Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancing)’ by Johnny Rivers peaks at #10 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1977)

(Saturday, October 22, 1977)“Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancing)” by Johnny Rivers peaked at #10 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancing)’ by Johnny Rivers peaks at #10 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 22 1977)

‘Love Songs’ album by The Beatles released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 21 1977)


Video: 'The Beatles - Love Songs [1977]'

(Friday, October 21, 1977)“Love Songs,” a compilation album that comprises love songs recorded by the Beatles between 1962 and 1970, was released today in the U.S. (Nov. 19, 1977, in the UK). Continue reading ‘Love Songs’ album by The Beatles released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 21 1977)

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tour plane crashes 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1977)


Video: 'Story of Lynyrd Skynyrd' (Oct. 20, 1977, at 18:26)

(Thursday, October 20, 1977, 6:55 p.m. CDT) — A Convair CV-240 chartered by the rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd ran out of fuel and crashed tonight in Gillsburg, Mississippi, near the end of its flight from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Continue reading Lynyrd Skynyrd’s tour plane crashes 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 20 1977)

‘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)