We’re bringing a new dimension to #TBT (Throwback Thursday) with #TBTPlaylists. This week, our music supervisor Kristy Zeigler put together a playlist that represents some of the big hits and events of 1977.
With the death of Elvis Presley, the growth of the punk rock scene and disco reaching the mainstream, 1977 was a pivotal turning point in popular music. Studio 54 opened its doors for the first time (a brief 10 minute walk from the Man Made Music office), cassette sales were on the rise, and the Eagles’ “Hotel California” was at the top of the charts.
When the top 50 albums of the year worldwide include the likes of Elvis, Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley, Steely Dan, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp, John Williams (for Star Wars), Barbara Streisand, and AC/DC, you know it was an interesting year in music history, to say the least. Enjoy the mix as we take you back to ’77…