Archives of 1976

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World Music History - 1976

February 15 - Bette Midler bails seven members of her entourage out of jail after they are arrested on charges of cocaine and marijuana possession

February 20 - Kiss gets their footprints added to the sidewalk outside Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theater.

February 24 - Having been released one week before, The Eagles' Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) compilation becomes the first album in history to
be certified platinum by the RIAA. The new platinum certification represents sales of at least 1 million copies for albums and 2 million copies for singles.

March 4 - ABBA arrive at Sydney airport for a promotional tour in Australia.

March 6 - EMI Records reissues all 22 previously released British Beatles singles, plus a new single of the classic "Yesterday". All 23 singles hit the UK
charts at the same time

April 14 - Stevie Wonder announces that he has signed a "$13 million-plus" contract with Motown Records

May 3 - Paul McCartney and Wings start their Wings over America tour in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the first time McCartney has performed in the US
since The Beatles' last concert in 1966 at Candlestick Park.

September 25 - Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr form a band called Feedback in Dublin. The band would later be renamed U2

December 1 - The Sex Pistols cause media furor when they swear on prime time British TV.

(unknown date - 1976) - Evita is performed for the first time

(unknown date - 1976) - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

(unknown date - 1976) - Cheap Trick's career begins

(unknown date - 1976) - Leif Garrett's solo career begins

(unknown date - 1976) - Ike & Tina Turner split up

(unknown date - 1976) - Deep Purple disband (they reform in 1984)

(unknown date - 1976) - The album "High Voltage" by AC/DC is released

(unknown date - 1976) - The album "Alice Cooper Goes to Hell" by Alice Cooper is released

(unknown date - 1976) - The album "Desire" by Bob Dylan is released

(unknown date - 1976) - The album "Hotel California" by the Eagles is released

(unknown date - 1976) - The album "Black and Blue" by The Rolling Stones is released

The Australian Charts - 1976

1. Fernando - ABBA

2. Let's Stick Together - Brian Ferry

3. Mississippi - Pussy Cat

4. Howzat! - Sherbet

5. Dancing Queen - ABBA

6. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

7. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

8. We Do It - R & J Stone

9. Tonight's The Night - Rod Stewart

10. Rock Me - ABBA

The Logies - 1976

Gold Logie Winners - Norman Gunston / Denise Drysdale

Most Popular Male - Mike Walsh

Most Popular Femaile - Denise Drysdale

Most Popular TV Show - Mike Walsh Show

Best Australian Actor: Paul Karo (No. 96-10)

Best Australian Actress: Pat Mcdonald (No. 96)

Best Australian Teenage Personality: John Paul Young

Best Australian Music/Variety Show: Young Talent Time

Best Australian Drama: No. 96

Best Commercial: Uncle Sam

Award For Best New Talent: Norman Gunston

Best New Drama: Cash and Co.

Best Teenage Television: Countdown

The Movies - 1976


Taxi Driver


All The President's Men

Sport - 1976

Bathurst Winner: Bob Morris & John Fitzpatrick in their Torana L34

NRL Grand Final: Manly-Warringah (13) def. Parramatta (10)

VFL/AFL Grand Final: Hawthorn (13.22.100) def. North Melbourne (10.10.70)

Melbourne Cup: Van Der Hum (R. J. Skelton)

Wimbledon Women: Chris Evert def. E. Cawley (6-3 4-6 8-6)

Wimbledon Men: Bjorn Borg def. I. Nastase (6-4 6-2 9-7)

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