MGK Thursday Top 10 Countdown From November 17, 1976.
It’s quite an impressive lineup of albums this week, in our look at the top 10 rock albums on November 17, 1976.
10. Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart
Al Stewart released his debut album in 1967, but it was nine years later that he hit it big with “Year Of The Cat,” the #10 rock album on the countdown this week.
9. Agents Of Fortune - Blue Öyster Cult
Formerly known as the Soft White Underbelly, the band formed in Stony Brook, Long Island, changed their name to the equally psychedelic Blue Öyster Cult. Their biggest hit was this one, from the #9 rock album on November 17, 1976, Agents Of Fortune.
8. A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra
This album’s title could have described the songwriting process Jeff Lynne went through in the making of this, ELO’s sixth album. Lynne said the songs were coming to him faster than ever, and A New World Record stands as one of ELO’s finest achievements. It’s #8 on this week’s countdown.
7. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Even though it had been out for fifteen months, Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled album, the first to feature Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, was still firmly entrenched in the top 10. It was #7 on November 17, 1976.
6. Silk Degrees - Boz Scaggs
Former Steve Miller Band member Boz Scaggs scored his biggest solo hit with this album, Silk Degrees. Backed by members of Toto, the album sold millions and even gave Boz a Grammy! It’s #6 on the countdown this week.
5. Dreamboat Annie - Heart
Heart’s debut album took a while to catch on, but once it did it propelled the Wilson sisters to stardom. On November 17, 1976, the #5 rock album in the country was Dreamboat Annie.
4. A Night On The Town - Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart modified a classic Renoir painting for the cover of his seventh solo album, A Night On The Town. The album is #4 on the countdown, and gave Rod another #1 single, “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright).”
3. Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
Three years in the making, which was quite uncommon in 1975-76, Steve Miller’s Fly Like An Eagle was his breakthrough, and still stands as his biggest seller. It was the #3 rock album on November 17, 1976.
2. Boston - Boston
At one time, this was the biggest selling debut album in history. Then along came Appetite For Destruction. Still, the debut album by Boston stands as one of rocks greatest, and this week it’s #2 on the countdown.
1. Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
1976 was definitely the year of this rock star, who’s first live album became a staple in the collections of millions of rock and roll fans all around the world. To this day, it stands as one of the biggest selling live albums of all time, selling over 11 million copies in the U.S. alone. #1 on November 17, 1976 was Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton.