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Old 06-07-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I was in in senior year of college in 1976. For me it's the concert memories not so much the albums since I don't remember when they were released.

I saw Peter Frampton at my college in concert in 1976. I didn't realize that he's sick. I'm sorry to hear that. I also Paul McCartney & Wings over America, Yes, Elton John, Allman Bros., Renaissance, Bruce Springsteen and from what I can remember Talking Heads on New Years Eve at a small club ....at least I think it was that year.
(Bold mine)

I was at the Wings over the World Tour at the Cow Palace in Daly City in mid June of 1976. Where did you see the concert?
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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From the point of view of weather it was depressing. The shift to the so-called "warm phase" of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) began, paving the way for the 30 year warmup the gave fodder to the Climate Change fanatics. New York City barely had a summer, hitting 96° during a three-day April heat wave, the only real heat that summer. There was barely any snow to speak of.

Funny you should bring that up, I do remember the weather that year. I always suspected it played a role in Jimmy Buffet putting together "Changes In Attitude, Changes in Latitude" and in particular "Margaritavill" on that album. Margaritaville was released in January 1977, as if to say "1976 is OVAH!"
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:22 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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Funny you should bring that up, I do remember the weather that year. I always suspected it played a role in Jimmy Buffet putting together "Changes In Attitude, Changes in Latitude" and in particular "Margaritavill" on that album. Margaritaville was released in January 1977, as if to say "1976 is OVAH!"
That ENSO transition period of 1976-77, a/k/a the Great Pacific Shift initially ushered in three brutally cold winters, 1976-77, 1977-78 and 1978-9. Then the warmup. The "warmistas" often use 1979 as a base year for ice accumulation in the Arctic for that reason; ice was atypically extensive.

Going back to the year, I very much enjoyed going to the Democratic Convention under a press pass as a Carter supporter. Too bad he wasn't so great as President, and worse as post-President.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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I liked Boz’s LOWDOWN much more than Lido Shuffle.
Me, too. I thought "Lowdown" was his best hit, but he had a lot of great ones, including "Breakdown Dead Ahead."

I had not heard of Skaggs until 1977, but this is a Rolling Stone interview from 1972:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/m...scaggs-229384/

Another favorite, Stevie Wonder's album, "Songs in the Key of Life."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYKYka-PNt0
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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I wore out multiple cassette tape copies of that Boz Scaggs album. I was still playing it a few years later, when I got my first Sony Walkman, a giant, clunky thing.



Born to Run by Sprinsteen was still HUGE in 1976, even though it was released in 1975.



And yeah, Peter Frampton. All of us teenyboppers had the hots for him and that long hair! I recently read about his illness and I am very sorry to hear that. He is an amazing guitarist.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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For Peter Frampton, who's facing a tough diagnosis. 1976 was his year.



I actually saw Peter Frampton in concert around that time at the Kennedy Center, in Washington DC! Yes the Kennedy Center. People were smoking pot and drinking (not us ).

I think the Kennedy Center did not have any rock concerts after that one. True story.
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Was in 1st grade
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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And the album this song came from spent 115 weeks on the Billboard 200. I was working in an art gallery in West Hollywood, a spinoff of Casablanca Records and Filmworks. Someone brought this CD in. I fell in love.

Ladies and gentlemen, Boz Scaggs.

Post your picks from the year 1976.
Compare the beginning of your song vs. this one, released in 1969. I was expecting this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srbrdZ_EhWo
(Obviously I don't know my years)
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Can't resist this one
Dee, when this thread started, I was trying to remember where I was in 1976. Figured I was probably home with kids. Uh, no. Your posting of this song brought back crazy memories. Lots of lovin' and lots of fun.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Was in 1st grade
You retired at a young age!
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