1978 – Johnny Rotten was fired from The Sex Pistols for ‘not being weird enough anymore.’
1978 – Born on this day, Ricky Wilson, vocals, Kaiser Chiefs, (2005 UK No.3 album ‘Employment’, 2005 UK No.6 single ‘Oh My God’, 2007 UK No.1 single ‘Ruby’).
1978 – Sex Pistol, Sid Vicious fell through a glass door at a San Francisco hotel, took a drug overdose and was rushed to hospital.
1978 – Player started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Baby Come Back’, a No.32 hit in the UK, the groups only UK hit. Peter Beckett grew up in Liverpool, England, where he spent four years playing in a band called Palladin. He quit to come to America […]
1978 – The Sex Pistols perform before a sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. At the end of an epoch-defining gig, Johnny Rotten asks the audience, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” and walks out on the band.
1978 – The Police started recording their first album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray.
1978 – Funkadelic hits #28 with “One Nation Under a Groove”.
1978 – Elvis Costello and the Attractions appeared at Newcastle City Hall, England. PUMP IT UP
1978 – The litigation between Beatles, Apple, Allen Klein and ABKCO is declared settled in court.
1978 – Bluesman Howlin’ Wolf dies in a hospital near Chicago following brain surgery. His biggest hit is the 1951 song “How Many More Years,” which featured Ike Turner on piano.
1978 – Linda Ronstadt holds it down at No. 1 in the album charts with Simple Dreams.
1978 – The Sex Pistols make their U.S. debut at the Great Southeast Music Hall in Atlanta.