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Sail away, away…ripples never come back (Genesis in 1976)

On Feb. 20, 1976, Genesis released their A Trick of the Tail album in the US. It was the band’s seventh LP, and their first recording following the departure of Peter Gabriel. After a search for a new lead singer, … Continue reading

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Rollercoaster of Love (Say what?) — The Ohio Players ride to the top in 1976

On Jan. 31, 1976, the top single on the Billboard Hot 100 was “Love Rollercoaster” by the Ohio Players. Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, this was the band’s second #1 song (“Fire,” the title track to their previous LP, had hit … Continue reading

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The trouble was started by a young Errol Flynn (Genesis in 1976)

On Dec. 27, 1976, Atco Records released Wind and Wuthering, the eighth Genesis album, in the US (four days after the LP was released in Britain). Wind and Wuthering picked up where A Trick of theTail left off—a post-Peter-Gabriel band … Continue reading

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On a morning from a Bogart movie (Al Stewart, 1976)

Thirty-five years ago, on Dec. 11, 1976, Al Stewart’s “Year of the Cat” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98. The single would eventually peak at #8. “Year of the Cat” was the title track to Stewart’s seventh album … Continue reading

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It’s coming from so far away … (Jackson Browne’s The Pretender, 1976)

On Nov. 20,1976, Jackson Browne’s The Pretender entered the Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart at #52. It was Browne’s fourth album for Asylum Records and his first in the Top 10, eventually hitting #5. Two years had passed since … Continue reading

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ELO on a pop binge in 1976

In the Oct. 30, 1976, issue of Billboard the highest ranking “new entry” on the Top LPs & Tape chart was the Electric Light Orchestra’s sixth album, A New World Record. It debuted at #64 and would eventually peak at … Continue reading

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Dylan, with T-Bone Burnett & Mick Ronson, and a a protest song against protest folk

In the spring of 1976, Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review Tour began its second leg, mostly with dates across the south and southwestern US. On May 23, at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colorado, the performance was filmed as a … Continue reading

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