1979 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

1979 Fun Facts, Trivia and History Quick Facts from 1979: World Changing Event: Khomeini’s Iranian Revolution over Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The Other World Changing Event: The introduction of the Sony Walkman The Top Song was My Sharona by The Knack The Movies to Watch include Alien, Rocky 2, The Muppet Movie, Apocalypse Now and Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The… Read More

Advice Songs From The 1970s

Decisions, Decisions! Advice Songs From The 1970s If life seems jolly rotten, There’s something you’ve forgotten, And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing. When you’re feeling in the dumps, Don’t be silly chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle. That’s the thing… -Monty Python (From Life of Brian) Giving and accepting advice… Read More

1979 Oscars 51st Academy Awards

1979 Oscars 51st Academy Awards Winners Announced: April 9, 1979 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Host: Johnny Carson (introduced as “John Carson”) Eligibility Year: 1978 This was the final public appearance of actor John Wayne. The nominees for the 51st Academy Awards were announced on February 20, 1979 1979 Oscar Nominees and… Read More

1979 Grammy Award Winners

1979 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 15, 1979 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Host: John Denver Eligibility Year: October 1, 1977 – September 30, 1978 1979 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel Album of the Year: Saturday Night Fever, Bee Gees, David Shire, Yvonne… Read More

1978 Grammy Award Winners

1978 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 23, 1978 Held at: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California Host: John Denver Eligibility Year: October 1, 1976 – September 30, 1977 1978 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Hotel California – Eagles Album of the Year: Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (Warner Bros.) Song of the Year (tie): Love Theme… Read More

1977 Oscars 49th Academy Awards

1977 Oscars 49th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 28, 1977 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Warren Beatty Eligibility Year: 1976 Peter Finch was the first posthumous winner of an Oscar for acting. The “Academy Award of Merit” is what the Oscar statue is officially called.… Read More

1977 Grammy Award Winners

1977 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 19, 1977 Held at: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California Host: Andy Williams Eligibility Year: October 16, 1975 – September 30, 1976 1977 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: This Masquerade – George Benson Album of the Year: Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown) Song of… Read More

1976 Oscars 48th Academy Awards

1976 Oscars 48th Academy Awards Winners Announced: March 29, 1976 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly Eligibility Year: 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest eaned 9 nominations, winning 5 Oscars. 1976 Oscar Nominees and Winners Best Picture: One Flew Over the… Read More

1976 Grammy Award Winners

1976 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: February 28, 1976 Held at: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California Host: Andy Williams Eligibility Year: October 16, 1974 – October 15, 1975 1976 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille Album of the Year: Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul… Read More

1975 Oscars 47th Academy Awards

1975 Oscars 47th Academy Awards Winners Announced: April 8, 1975 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra Eligibility Year: 1974 This was the only Oscars where all nominees in one category were released by the same studio: all five Best Costume Design nominations were… Read More

1975 Grammy Award Winners

1975 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: March 1, 1975 Held at: Uris Theatre, New York, New York Host: Andy Williams Eligibility Year: October 16, 1973 – October 15, 1974 1975 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John Album of the Year: Fulfillingness’ First Finale, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown) Song of… Read More

1974 Oscars 46th Academy Awards

1974 Oscars 46th Academy Awards Winners Announced: April 2, 1974 Held at: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California Hosts: John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, David Niven Eligibility Year: 1973 Tatum O’Neal, age 10, was the youngest person to ever win an Oscar. “In recent years, especially, there has been a great deal of criticism… Read More

1974 Grammy Award Winners

1974 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: March 2, 1974 Held at: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California Host: Andy Williams Eligibility Year: October 16, 1972 – October 15, 1973 1974 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack Album of the Year: Innervisions, Stevie Wonder (Tamla/Motown) Song of the… Read More