# 224: 1977: Music & Headlines

Cover (front)

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

- "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.

- 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.

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

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.
The ritzy and flashy nightclub Studio 54 opens in New York City. The exclusive club was full of sex, drugs, disco, and hedonism, and a regular hot spot for Hollywood A-listers.
Saturday Night Fever kick starts the Disco craze.

Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Upstairs, Downstairs - Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Limited Series: Roots (ABC)
Daytime Drama: Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Actor, Comedy Series: Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Actress, Comedy Series: Beatrice Arthur, Maude (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Gary Burghoff, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Mary Kay Place, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (Syndicated)
Actor, Drama Series: James Garner, The Rockford Files (NBC)
Actress, Drama Series: Lindsay Wagner, The Bionic Woman (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Gary Frank, Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Kristy McNichol, Family (ABC)
Actor, Daytime: Val Dufour, Search for Tomorrow (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Helen Gallagher, Ryan's Hope (ABC)

Academy Awards (for 1976 films):
Best Picture: Rocky (the only good one in the franchise)
Best Director: John G. Avildsen, Rocky (Lina Wertmuller became the first female director nominated for Directing for Seven Beauties)
Best Actor: Peter Finch, Network (awarded posthumously)
Best Actress: Faye Dunaway, Network
Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards, All the President's Men
Best Supporting Actress: Beatrice Straight, Network

Album of the Year: Songs In The Key of Life (Stevie Wonder)

Tony Awards:
Best Musical: Annie
Best Play: Equus

(Hour 1)
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - Leo Sayer
"Native New Yorker" - Odyssey
"Heroes" - David Bowie
"Bicycle Race" - Queen
"N.Y.C." - Reid Shelton, Andrea McArdle, and the Original Cast of "Annie"
"The Imperial March" - John Williams
"Fly Like An Eagle" - The Steve Miller Band
"Southern Nights" - Glen Campbell
"Stayin' Alive" - The Bee Gees
Theme from "Charlie's Angels" - Henry Mancini
"Give A Little Bit" - Supertramp
"Hotel California" - The Eagles
"Don't Leave Me This Way" - Thelma Houston
"Sir Duke" - Stevie Wonder
(Hour 2)
"Feels Like the First Time" - Foreigner
"Barracuda" - Heart
Theme from "Roots" - Quincy Jones
Theme from "Soap" - George Aliceson Tipton
"Alison (My Aim Is True)" - Elvis Costello
"The Stranger" - Billy Joel
"Dreams" - Fleetwood Mac
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" - Meco
Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" - John Williams
"Slip Slidin' Away" - Paul Simon
"We Will Rock You" - Queen
"The Year of the Cat" - Al Stewart
"Tomorrow" - Andrea McArdle
"Don't Stop" - Fleetwood Mac