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1977 - ABBA's Dancing Queen Arrives and the King Is Gone



ABBA strikes big with "Dancing Queen", and the country mourns the death of the King, Elvis Presley in 1977.  Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" Album with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks spent 6 months in 1977 at the top of the charts and stayed there for a full 3 years.  It won album of the year and sold 13 million copies (a record at that time).  


Tragedy struck when Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977.  The entire country mourned his death, and most of us can tell you to this day where we were the "day Elvis Died".  Elvis earned 55 gold singles and 24 gold albums, and sold more than 600 million records!  Elvis had more Top 10 singles, more Consecutive Top 10 Records, and more #1 records than other performer in the history of music.  He was indeed the "King of Rock 'n' Roll".

 

 

 

Important Fact:  The film, Saturday Night Fever, debuted at the end of 1977 and would dramatically change American's preference for music AGAIN.  Let the Disco Daze begin! 

 

The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  15 songs made the cut in 1977!

 

189         Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees

366         How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees

46           "Heroes" - David Bowie

492         Running on Empty - Jackson Browne

318         Alison - Elvis Costello

354         Watching The Detectives - Elvis Costello

119         Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

199         Flashlight - Parliament

147         Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

330         We Will Rock You - Queen

457         Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones

53           Anarchy In The U.K. - The Sex Pistols

173         God Save The Queen - The Sex Pistols

411         I Feel Love - Donna Summer

372         Marquee Moon - Television


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