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Old 06-08-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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For me, the musical highlight of 1976 was the Earth Wind & Fire concert in New Haven that October. Musically it was not a great year. Soft-rock icon the Bee Gees went disco. Basically rock music, in hindsight, had reached its peak a few years earlier and in 1976 rigor-mortis was setting in.

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.

Personally, that year featured the decimation of much of my academic career, with a D+ in Chem 208 and a slew of other bad grades. And disco didn't help the depressing mood.
I've had some years that I remember less than fondly, but for me, 1976 brings happy memories. I liked a lot of the music at the time, though I recognize that a lot of it wasn't great music.

I don't remember 1976 weather one way or another. I do remember Easter was very hot that year. I remember a pleasant summer. The following year had a cold and snowy winter and very hot summer.

1976 was the year that I really started to grow up and gain freedom. I will always think of it as a good year.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Chicago....If you leave me now

Wild Cherry.....Play that funky music

Bee Gees.....You should be dancing (That was when Andy Gibb was still alive)

Bellamy Brothers.......Let your love flow

Too many to list really.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Was in 1st grade
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You retired at a young age!

LOL hey, Kindergarten can really take it outta ya.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIu0jQ5TaRQ




Post your picks from the year 1976.
Love it! In 1976, I was 20.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:01 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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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)
Interesting. There's a thread on the music sub-forum about Led Zeppelin using the music of another band, Spirit, in the beginning of "Stairway to Heaven."

Does It Matter If Led Zeppelin Stole 'Stairway to Heaven'?
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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I've had some years that I remember less than fondly, but for me, 1976 brings happy memories. I liked a lot of the music at the time, though I recognize that a lot of it wasn't great music.

I don't remember 1976 weather one way or another. I do remember Easter was very hot that year. I remember a pleasant summer. The following year had a cold and snowy winter and very hot summer.

1976 was the year that I really started to grow up and gain freedom. I will always think of it as a good year.
You are remembering correctly. It reached, I believe, 104° in July 1977 and a week before that we had the blackout. My complaint about weather was what we did not see, the "Great Pacific Shift." That screwed things up starting around 1984.
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:30 AM
 
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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.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIu0jQ5TaRQ




Post your picks from the year 1976.
I first heard of him '77 when my older brother (senior in high school) went to see him in concert in Germany ---have enjoyed his music over the years. He was in my town (Tampa) this past year - kicking myself for not going out to see him. Seeing Frampton (and Dave Matthews Band) later this year though - used to love going to concerts. Not so much anymore. Not sure exactly why - kind of a hassle with the whole getting there, parking, getting in, $16 beers, etc. Oh yeah, I think Boz's concert was something like $75/crappy seat so I think that was it. I do have a huge DVD collection w/ my fav all-time bands/singers though - watch them a lot ---including Boz Scaggs' performances.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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A Rush classic via Jensen Triaxials and a Pioneer SuperTuner.
Hah! I had those.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:17 AM
 
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Interesting. There's a thread on the music sub-forum about Led Zeppelin using the music of another band, Spirit, in the beginning of "Stairway to Heaven."

Does It Matter If Led Zeppelin Stole 'Stairway to Heaven'?
I noted that I saw Todd Rundgren the other day and he said that the trick to longevity and hit records is knowing what to steal from others.

I watched a documentary the other day about the man that created the song that was basically the groundwork for "The Lion Sleeps tonight". Despite the song making millions he got basically nothing. Died with $10 to his name. His family did end up with a small settlement.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I first heard of him '77 when my older brother (senior in high school) went to see him in concert in Germany ---have enjoyed his music over the years. He was in my town (Tampa) this past year - kicking myself for not going out to see him. Seeing Frampton (and Dave Matthews Band) later this year though - used to love going to concerts. Not so much anymore. Not sure exactly why - kind of a hassle with the whole getting there, parking, getting in, $16 beers, etc. Oh yeah, I think Boz's concert was something like $75/crappy seat so I think that was it. I do have a huge DVD collection w/ my fav all-time bands/singers though - watch them a lot ---including Boz Scaggs' performances.
I had priced Guns and Roses a year or so ago, nose bleed seats were over $100. I guess I won't ever see them. They don't make it affordable for fans.
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