Where Were You … on March 12, 1977?

By Bill Oglesby | February 28th, 2014

Every issue, Bill Oglesby reproduces his popular “Where Were You?” feature – which aired on B-103.7 radio from 1991 to 1996 – in BOOMER format.


— BY BILL OGLESBY —

President and Mrs. Carter tour the King Tut exhibit at the National Gallery an hour before it opens to the public this morning. The president becomes a little upset at the press coverage of his visit, maybe more so when even a White House staff photographer backs into and falls over one of the exhibits. 

TRIVIA: What current live venue is located in what was in March 1977 the Towne Theater on Broad Street?

(See answer, below.) 

Billboard’s Top 5 songs on March 12, 1977:

1. “Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)” – Barbra Streisand

2. “Fly Like An Eagle” – Steve Miller

3. “I Like Dreamin’ ” – Kenny Nolan

4. “Night Moves” – Bob Seger

5. “Blinded By The Light” – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

On Richmond movie screens …

Midnight movies are all the rage. Tonight’s menu includes Jesus Christ Superstar and Lady Sings The Blues at the Ridge Cinema and Drum with Ken Norton at the Towne Theater in the 700 block of East Broad Street.

On the tube tonight …

On TV, Archie has a dog day afternoon on All In The Family when the neighbor’s dog Toby takes a liking to the Bunker yard. The hit sitcom, which stars Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton, plays at 9 o’clock on Channel 6.

Construction of Richmond’s new 26-story Federal Reserve Bank is right on schedule. It should be finished by the end of the year.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson says much popular music today is “syncopated pornography” and “musical garbage.” Jackson points the finger at songs like Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back,” “The Pill” by Loretta Lynn and, of course, Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby.”

The Virginia Military Institute, Southern Conference basketball champion, upsets Duquesne in the first round of the NCAA East Regional playoffs. Next the Keydets meet Kentucky.

TRIVIA ANSWER: THE NATIONAL

Bill Oglesby was inspired to create “Where Were You” by a radio show he would listen to while in graduate school in Southern California. You can read more of “Where Were You” each day on Facebook by joining the group, “Where Were You on B-103.7.” 

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