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This week in music: 1978 Grease is the word

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Let's check some entertainment headlines from 38 years ago.  

The year was 1978 and the big movies of the summer were Superman and Grease.

A new comic strip debuted in newspapers across the country. Ever hear of Garfield?

Sony made a big splash with the debut of its newest high tech gadget called the Walkman.

And these were the song you might have heard on your Walkman this week in '78.

Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had Foreigner at number 5 with Hot Blooded.

At number four was A Taste of Honey with a huge disco hit.  Boogie Oogie Oogie sold over 2 million copies and is one of the most recognizable songs from the disco era.

The Rolling Stones were even experimenting with a disco sound.  Their hit Miss You checked in at number three. It was the group's final number one single in the U.S.

The Commodores were holding down the number two spot with Three Times a Lady. Written by Lionel Richie, the song would be the group's first chart topping single.

And Grease was the word on the music charts for this week in '78.  Grease by Frankie Valli was at number one. It was of course from the soundtrack to the movie of the same name.  The song was written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees.  He also provided backing vocals on the recording. Gibb also had Peter Frampton play guitar on the song. 

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