Posts Tagged ‘1978’

BostonDontLookBack

Don’t Look Back is the second studio album by American rock band Boston, released in 1978. The title track is one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US.

This album also marked the beginning of the band’s legal fight with its record label Epic Records. Scholz claimed that Epic executives pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready. He also said that the album “was ridiculously short. It needed another song.” Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that Boston ultimately won. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Look_Back_%28Boston_album%29

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KennyLogginsNightwatch

Nightwatch is the second solo album from Kenny Loggins, released in 1978. The album is Loggins’ highest charting album on the Billboard 200 to date, reaching number 7.

It features the hit single “Whenever I Call You Friend” featuring Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks (co-written with Melissa Manchester), which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the first recorded version of the Doobie Brothers classic “What a Fool Believes,” which Loggins co-wrote with the Doobies’ Michael McDonald. (from Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightwatch_%28album%29

ForeignerDoubleVision

Double Vision is the second studio album by British/American rock band Foreigner, released in 1978. It features the band’s signature song “Hot Blooded”, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The title track was also a major hit, peaking at #2. Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Vision_%28Foreigner_album%29

GenesisInvisibleTouch

Invisible Touch is the thirteenth studio album from the English rock band Genesis, released on 9 June 1986 on the Charisma/Virgin labels in the United Kingdom and Atlantic Records in the United States. remains the best-selling studio release from Genesis, with over 6 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. It became the band’s fourth consecutive album to top the UK charts and peaked at No. 3 in the U.S. It spawned five top five singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Invisible Touch”, “Throwing It All Away”, “Land of Confusion”, “In Too Deep”, and “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”, with “Invisible Touch” reaching the top spot, the only Genesis single to do so. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invisible_Touch

RollingStonesSomeGirls

Some Girls is the 14th British and 16th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records, catalogue COC 39108. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, and became the band’s top selling album in the United States, certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000. It was a major critical success, becoming the only The Rolling Stones album in their complete discography to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category the following year and with many reviewers calling it a classic return to form, and their best album since 1972’s Exile on Main St.

Singles from Some Girls include “Miss You”, “Beast Of Burden” and “Shattered”. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Girls

DamienOmenII

Released on this day in 1978, Damien: Omen II is an American horror film directed by Don Taylor, starring William Holden, Lee Grant, and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. The film was the second installment in The Omen series, set seven years after the first film, and was followed by a third installment, Omen III: The Final Conflict, in 1981. Read More at Wikipedia and IMDB.

TheCars

“The Cars” is the eponymous debut studio album by the American new wave rock band The Cars. It was released on June 6, 1978 on Elektra Records. The album, which featured the three charting singles “Just What I Needed”,”My Best Friend’s Girl”, and “Good Times Roll,” as well as an abundance of radio hits, was a major success for the band, remaining on the charts for 139 weeks. It has been recognized as one of the band’s greatest albums. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cars_%28album%29