1978 – Greg Herbert saxophone player with Blood Sweat & Tears died of a accidental drug overdose aged 30.
1978 – Blood, Sweat & Tears sax player Greg Herbert dies in Amsterdam from an accidental overdose at age 30.
1978 – Talking Heads made their UK TV debut on the ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’.
1978 – The Fleetwood Mac album ‘Rumours’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart, also a No.1 in the US. The album went on to sell over 15 million copies world- wide and spent over 440 weeks on the UK chart.
1978 – The Doobie Brothers guest star on tonight’s episode of What’s Happening!
1978 – At the EMI record processing plant in Britain, workers refuse to press up copies of the Buzzcocks’ 45 “What Do I Get?” They object to the single’s B-side, titled “Oh Shit.” The single later goes to No. 37 in the U.K. chart.
1978 – workers at EMI’s record pressing plant refused to press copies of The Buzzcocks forthcoming release ‘What Do I Get’ because of the title on the B-side ‘Oh Shit.’
1978 – Never pretend to shoot yourself with an empty pistol. Because the gun might actually be loaded. Chicago guitarist and singer Terry Kath learned this lesson to his cost today. He was 32.
1978 – Vic Ames of the Ames Brothers dies in an auto wreck. Age 51.
1978 – Founder and guitarist Terry Kath of the group Chicago dies after from a selfinflicted gunshot wound.
1978 – the soundtrack album ‘Saturday Night Fever’ started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies world wide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time.