Posts Tagged ‘1976’

ParliamentTheClonesOfDrFunkenstein

The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein is an album by funk band Parliament, released in (July) of 1976. The album is notable for featuring horn arrangements by ex-James Brown band member, Fred Wesley. The album charted at #3 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, #20 on the Billboard pop chart, and became Parliament’s second album to be certified gold. Two singles were released off the album, “Do That Stuff”, which charted at #22, and “Dr. Funkenstein” which charted at #43. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clones_of_Dr._Funkenstein

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TheBeatlesRocknRollMusic

Rock ‘n’ Roll Music is a compilation album by The Beatles that consists of previously released Beatles tracks. The double album was issued on 7 June 1976 in the United States, on Capitol Records (catalogue number SKBO 11537), and on Parlophone (PCSP 719) in the United Kingdom, four days later; at the time, some in the media speculated that the album was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (If that was indeed the intention, EMI miscalculated, as the two actually first met in July 1957.) The title, Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, presumably came from the song of the same name by Chuck Berry, The Beatles’ version of which is included on side two of the original two-record set. The album is primarily made up of cover versions of songs written by significant rock and roll composers of the ’50s, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and Larry Williams, although some notable Lennon–McCartney originals, such as “Drive My Car”, “Revolution”, “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Get Back” are included also. Rock ‘n’ Roll Music was the first Beatles album to include “I’m Down”, which had previously only been available as the B-side of the “Help!” single. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%27n%27_Roll_Music_%28album%29

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BOCAgentsOfFortune

Today in 1976, Blue Öyster Cult released their fourth studio album “Agents Of Fortune” which featured the single “Don’t Fear The Reaper”. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agents_of_Fortune

RainbowRising

Today in 1976, Rainbow released Rainbow Rising, voted as the “best heavy metal album of all time” in issue #4 of Kerrang! magazine. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rising_%28Rainbow_album%29

ACDCHighVoltage

Today marks the 39th anniversary of the release of AC/DC’s High Voltage. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Voltage_(1976_album)