1976 – Super Selling Albums!


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During 1976, I was the music director for my college radio station at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.  There was plenty of great new music just ripe for the taking.  And we sampled it all…  Rock, Top 40, Jazz/Fusion crossovers, R&B, and a touch of Country, too!

To date, some of the best selling albums of all time came out of nation’s Bicentennial Year — “Frampton Come Alive!“, Boston’s first, Boz Scaggs’ “Silk Degrees“, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life“, Steely Dan’s “The Royal Scam” and Eagles’ “Hotel California“… just to name a few.

There were also some great deeeeeeeeeeep album tracks played that year on Progressive Radio.  We’ll check some of those out, too, on this week’s broadcast.

Also In 1976:

  • Minimum wage in the U.S. was $2.30 per hour
  • The average annual income was $16,095
  • A new car set you back $4,557
  • You could build a new house for $43,340
  • A loaf of bread was 35 cents
  • A full-service gallon of gas was just 59 cents
  • First Class postage was only 13 cents!

Check out the great music and other lifestyle memories from 1976 on-the-air right now on TuneIn !

Thanks for listening!  I’d love to get your feedback and comments on the show.

– Fred

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