This week in music: 1976 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

This week in music: 1976

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Let's take a trip back in time to 1976. 

America was celebrating its bi-centennial.  

Jimmy Carter was elected president.

At the movies people were cheering on Rocky.

And these were the songs being played on the radio and at discos across the country the final week of October, 39 years ago.

Billboard's Hot 100 had Walter Murphy at number five with a disco version of A Firth of Beethoven.

In the number four spot was a song inspired by a true life event. Gordon Lightfoot considers The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald possibly his best work.
  
At number three was a song with a classic intro, Rock 'n Me by Steve Miller.

In the number two position was the novelty hit that had everyone shaking their tail feathers. Disco Duck was performed by disc jockey Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots.   

And at number one was the ballad If You Leave Me Now by the group Chicago.  It was the first of the band's three number one hits.

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