Sunday, 8 December 2013

Tracks of my Years - 1977

Finally, back to this!

In the news:

The Queen's Silver Jubilee was celebrated in style all over the United Kingdom, and beyond

Classic Album, 'Rumours' by Fleetwood Mac was released

Red Rum won the Grand National for the third time

The Embassy Snooker World Championship moves  The Crucible in Sheffield and was broadcast on television for the first time

My great-granny loved to watch 'snuker' as she called it, all on her black-and-white telly!

Marc Bolan died an untimely death in a car crash  in Barnes

The first budget airline, Freddie Laker's Skytrain, was launched

Shirley Hughes' classic, 'Dogger'was released. 

Elvis Presley died

ELVIS PRESLEY Dies Retro Vintage Newspaper King of Rock n Roll Pop Music Legend

In the UK the average house price was £13,650; a gallon of Petrol  cost £0.79; yearly inflation ran at 15.8%; and the Bank of England Interest Rate was 7.00 %

On TV:

It'll Be Alright on the Night

Citizen Smith

The Krypton Factor

The Professionals

(What a shame this is the only photo I seem able to find to remind people...)

Jesus of Nazareth

At the cinema:

On the radio:

Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul

Don't Cry for Me, Argentina - Julie Covington

Chanson d'Amour - The Manhattan Transfer

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie - Baccara

Black is Black - La Belle Epoque

Rockin' All Over the World - Status Quo

Boogie Nights - Heatwave

Sideshow - Barry Biggs

How Deep is Your Love The Bee Gees

The Shuffle - Van McCoy

Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor

Oh Lori - Alessi

The Telephone Man - Meri Wilson

She's Not There - Santana

(My radio was almost permanently at my side in those days, hence rather a long list!)

ABBA Greatest Hits Album

In our household, the most listened to album was this one, the cassette tape version of which was taken on our camping holiday to France and listened to relentlessly.   Hearing 'SOS' or 'Ring, Ring' will always transport me back to that holiday!

I can barely find a single snap from this era.  This is the best I can offer, from that very holiday...


  1. Oh to be 17 again....happy days!


  2. Thank you for the memories.
    How much my life has changed since then, In 1977 I was a young married women living in Blackpool. Now here I am in Dallas TX, so much has happened inbetween.
    Pam in TX

    1. That's a big change! Glad you enjoyed the memories.

  3. Now you're talking! I was 12 years old and that Abba album was the first one I ever bought with my own saved up money. I loved the Professionals (did you hear that Lewis Collins sadly died this week?), and I wore a khaki coloured flying suit to our Silver Jubilee street party!

    Happy memories indeed, thank you!


    1. It was my brother's Abba cassette - I still hadn't quite forgiven Abba for beating Olivia Newton-John in the Eurovision of 1974, so wouldn't have spent my own money on it!

  4. Brilliant... I was 14 & having fun as a young teenager... happy days x
    My big brother took me to see Star Wars & Close Encounters...& one of my other brothers snuck us in to Saturday Night Fever.

    1. I still haven't seen Saturday Night Fever! Or Star Wars for that matter!

  5. That picture of Martin Shaw reminds me of why I fell in love with him, aged 11, DESPITE that haircut! Cor! And he's aged handsomely, too. And on the mention of "Don't cry for me. Argentina"; do you remember the Goodies doing "Timita" and Tim singing"Don't cry for me, Marge and Tina"?

    1. I don't remember The Goodies version, probabbly because Great-Granny lived with us and she HATED The Goodies so the television would be switched off or over the moment the theme tune came on! That perm really is quite something!