1977 – Disco vs. (Everything Else)


Dan Fogelberg - Nether LandsBee Gees - Saturday Night Fever Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

1977 — a year filled with musical struggles!  But “Disco” was clearly winning the battle.  However, Progressive Rock sustained itself, thanks to contributions of some great bands and artists from across The Big Pond.  As for myself and other Rock radio music directors around the country…our station’s goal was to side-step all of the Disco puddles in our path that year.  So we countered by playing a bunch of deeper album tracks and unknown artists who comprised the essence of 1977 Rock radio.

Also back in 1977:

  • Minimum wage in the U.S. was $2.30 per hour
  • The average annual income was $15,070
  • A new car sold for $4,785
  • You could build a new house for $49,319
  • A loaf of bread was 36 cents
  • A full-service gallon of gas was 65 cents
  • First Class postage was only 13 cents

Hear the progressive free-form FM sounds of 1977 right now on TuneIn!

Thank you for listening to and supporting our station!


— Fred



2 thoughts on “1977 – Disco vs. (Everything Else)

  1. In my opinion the greatest year in R&R…. Rumours, Aja, Slowhand, Street Survivors, Animals, Book Of Dreams, Let There Be Rock, Foreigner, Bat Out Of Hell, Time Loves A Hero, Running On Empty, Little Queen, Cat Scratch Fever, Grand Illusion and I could go on and on…..

    • Right on!! Everybody was so caught up in “Disco” that year, they may have missed all of these great Rock classics! Thanks for listening!! – Fred

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