1970s culture

# 224: 1977: Music & Headlines


2:02:32 minutes (112.2 MB)

"May the Force Be With You." - Star Wars (Episode IV, A New Hope)

HEADLINES:
- "Blackout '77: Once More With Looting" - New York City went under a blackout for 36 hours.
- The Son of Sam Killer strikes in New York City.
- The Apple 2 Computer is created.
- The Trans-Alaska Pipeline opens.
- South African student leader Steve Biko starves to death.
- Jimmy Carter pardons Draft Dodgers and asks Americans to conserve energy.
- Voyager I & II were launched into the Solar System.
- The last guillotine execution takes place in France.

COLUMBUS:
- Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert M. Duncan rules in favor of desegregating Columbus City Schools, a landmark and game-changing decision for Columbus City Schools.
- Columbus resident and State employee Susan Perkins is crowned Miss America.
- Jack Nicklaus wins in his very own tournament, The Memorial Tournament in Dublin.

SPORTS CHAMPIONS of 1977:
Triple Crown: Seattle Slew
Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders
World Series: New York Yankees
NBA Finals: Portland Trail Blazers
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
NCAA Tournament: Marquette Golden Eagles
College Football: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Class AA High School Basketball: Linden McKinley Panthers
Heisman Trophy: Earl Campbell, Texas
The Game/Big Ten: Michigan
The Memorial: Jack Nicklaus himself

ENTERTAINMENT:
Roots becomes a cultural phenomenon, airing on ABC for eight consecutive nights.
Star Wars is released for the very first time, starting a global franchise that has blasted into the galaxy for over 40 years.
Censors are aghast of controversial shows Soap and Three's Company.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show goes out on top and on Happy Days, the Fonz literally jumps the shark.
The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, passes away.

# 148B - The 1975: The Music and Headlines (Part 2 of 2)


58:55 minutes (53.95 MB)

Tonight, we're headed back in time 40 years to 1975. The Vietnam War came to an anti-climactic end as Saigon fell to the Communists. The men behind the Watergate Scandal had their day in court.

Movies included "Jaws", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", and "Barry Lyndon". New television shows included "Wheel of Fortune", "The Jeffersons", "Barney Miller", "Starsky and Hutch", "Welcome Back, Kotter", "Ryan's Hope", "Good Morning America", and "Saturday Night Live".

The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. UCLA won the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The Oklahoma Sooners won the National Championship in Football.

Here at home, Mayor Tom Moody (R) won re-election as Mayor of Columbus. Linden McKinley's Panthers won the Class AAA Boys Basketball Championship. The West High Cowboys won the Class AAA Baseball Championship. Interstate 270 was finally complete. Woody Hayes was named Associated Press Coach of the Year, while Archie Griffin picked up his Second Heisman Trophy.

SONG LIST:
"I Hope I Get It" - A Chorus Line
"Saturday Night Live Theme Song" - TeeVee Toons
"Ellery Queen Theme Song" - Elmer Bernstein
"Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow" - Sammy Davis Jr.
"Movin' On Up" - Ja'Net DuBois
"Barney Miller Theme Song" - Jack Elliot & Allyn Ferguson
"Mamma Mia" - ABBA
"Pick Up the Pieces" - Average White Band
"Why Can't We Be Friends?" - WAR
"Fame" - David Bowie
"Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John
"Laughter in the Rain" - Neil Sedaka
"Fallin' in Love" - Hamilton, Joe, Frank, and Reynolds
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen

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