Image result for elvis costello 1977 IN THIS PHOTO: Elvis Costello




I am, over the coming days, going to write a couple of features with…

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IN THIS PHOTO: Fleetwood Mac

a real depth and sense of importance. This one, perhaps, is not quite as deep but has relevance. Recently, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1st June), I have produced a feature of the best albums from 1967 – the other incredible albums that were released in the same year as that masterpiece. I feel 1977 is a year that deserves celebrating for a couple of reasons. For one, it was forty years ago – I am not going to follow this with features on 1987 etc. – and the other is simple: the sheer quality of music that year. I am always eager focusing on music-years that were especially influential. As you will see, on the list below, some of music’s greatest creations arrived in 1977. I have compiled the thirteen albums, I feel, define the year.


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Sex PistolsNever Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (28th October)

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Fleetwood MacRumours (4th February)

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TelevisionMarquee Moon (8th February)

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KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express (March)

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David BowieLow (March)

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Talking HeadsTalking Heads: 77 (16th September)

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Steely DanAja (23rd September)

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Billy JoelThe Stranger (29th September)

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Electric Light OrchestraOut of the Blue (October)

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Elvis CostelloMy Aim Is True (22nd July)

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Iggy PopThe Idiot (18th March)

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RamonesRocket to Russia (4th November)

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WirePink Flag (November)


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