Record Listening Night, the Mill Valley Library‘s After Hours deep dive into the music of a bygone era, dips into 1977 on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7pm in the Main Reading Room, with everyone invited to bring their favorite records from that year, share a story about their experiences with it and get a little help from the human musical encyclopedia that is Mill Valley Music owner Gary Scheuenstuhl, who will bring a big stack of records from that year. Jim Welte will manage the wheels of steel.
Just as there has been for the Library’s past immersions into the music of 1967, 1969 and 1970-74, 1977 is chock full with fantastic music, colorful memories and no shortage of amazing stories. It was a year that saw the arrival of the disco-laden Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, as well as the arrival of a little movie called Star Wars, the final concert – and death two months later – of Elvis Presley, and the release of Fleetwood Mac’s Grammy-winning Rumours album. It also marked Led Zeppelin’s final U.S. concert in Oakland, Calif., a show that became best known for a wild post-concert brawl erupting between Led Zeppelin’s crew and promoter Bill Graham’s staff, resulting in criminal assault charges for several of Led Zeppelin’s entourage and drummer John Bonham.
The library staff will have beverages and nibbles to give you the energy for all the dancing. And a little bird has told us there will be a mirror ball. Most important, step up to the mic (optional) and share your memories of 1977 and what the music meant to you. Nothing makes memories quite like music, and this will be a night to remember.
The 411: The Mill Valley Library‘s After Hours Record Listening Night dips into 1977 on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7pm in the Main Reading Room. Free. MORE INFO & REGISTER.
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