1977 – Supertramp hits #15 on the charts this day in rock history!
1977 – The Commodores hit #4 with “Easy” this day in rock history!
1977 – Tousle-haired rock god Peter Frampton plays the first of three sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden. And we’ll bet he did “Do You Feel Like We Do” every single time.
1977 – The Police Play their first gig without original guitarist Henri Padovani at Rebecca’s Club in Birmingham, England. The Police were originally formed by Sting (Gordon Sumner), Stewart Copeland, and Henri Padovani. A fourth member, Andy Summers, joined later as a second guitarist. Padovani left the band soon thereafter, leaving the Police, once again, […]
1977 – Elvis Presley’s funeral is held at his Graceland estate in Memphis. More than
1977 – In England, the Police play their first gig as a three-piece after the departure of guitarist Henri Padovani.
1977 – The funeral for Elvis Presley is held at Graceland before 150 invited mourners. Tens of thousands more gather outside the gates. Presley is buried next to his mother in Memphis’ Forest Hill Cemetery.
1977 – Tens of thousands of fans travel to Memphis to pay tribute to Elvis Presley. President Jimmy Carter issues a tribute statement.
1977 – Born on this day, Mike Lewis, guitarist, Lostprophets, (2004 UK No.8 single ‘Last Train Home’, 2006 UK No.1 album ‘Liberation Transmission’). Michael Richard Lewis (born 17 August 1977) is the rhythm guitarist for the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets. He studied civil engineering for a year before turning to music. His mother was […]
1977 – Elvis Presley is found unconscious in his bathroom at Graceland Mansion. He is pronounced dead of heart failure. Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977 at his home Graceland in Memphis. His body was found by is girlfriend, Ginger Alden in Elvis body in the bathroom and summoned Joe Esposito & Al Strada […]
1977 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Best of My Love,” The Emotions. The song wins a Grammy as best R&B vocal performance by a duo, group or chorus.
1977 – Chicago rockabilly star-turned-pornographer Ron Haydock (“99 Chicks”) dies after being run over by a truck outside Los Angeles. Among his literary works were such novels as Ape Rape and Pagan Lesbians.