1977 In Music

Talking Heads in 1977. (Photo credit: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)

1977 was a pivotal year in rock music. Disco was strong and Punk was emerging. Women were topping the charts and R&B and rock were forging new paths. This episode of Music 101 highlights albums from that year.

Here is the full playlist of the songs featured in the episode.

Pink Floyd | “Pigs On The Wing, Pt. 1”
The Clash | “Janie Jones”
The Jam | “In The City”
Elvis Costello | “Less Than Zero”
Bob Marley | “Three Little Birds”
Waylon Jennings (feat. Willie Nelson) | “Luckenbach, TX (Back To The Basics Of Love)”
Thin Lizzy | “Dancing In The Moonlight (Caught Me In Its Spotlight)”
Bill Withers | “Lovely Day”
The Ramones | “Rockaway beach”
Talking Heads | “Psycho Killer”
Heart | “Barracuda”
Earth, Wind, & Fire | “Serpentine Fire”