ABBA - Dancing Queen
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Turn the Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson
Vicki Sue Robinson - Turn the Beat Around
Peter Kirstein is the man who put the Queen of England on the internet. In 1976.
That’s Her Majesty in the photo above, and if the year isn’t immediately obvious from the computer terminal she’s typing on — or from her attire — you can find it on the wall, just to her left, printed on one of the signs trumpeting the arrival of the ARPANET.
The date was March 26, 1976, and the ARPANET — the computer network that eventually morphed into the internet — had just come to the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment, a telecommunications research center in Malvern, England. The Queen was on hand to christen the connection, and in the process, she became one of the first heads of state to send an e-mail.
Today in Billboard History
Aug. 28, 1976
Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart begins as a national weekly survey, capped initially by the Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing.” Could there have been a more appropriate title to lead the first list?
(1976) PG - 1hr 59m
When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Gritty, grim and epic, this crowd-pleasing film won the 1976 Best Picture Oscar thanks to John G. Avildsen’s solid direction and Stallone’s root-for-the-underdog script.
8.1/10 - IMDB
“It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action.”
Lin Yutang (1895 – 1976)
Ivar Valgardsson - Untitled
An original, functioning Apple 1 motherboard sold at auction yesterday for a whopping $374,500 — more than twice what Sotheby’s auction house in New York expected for the rare item.
Only 200 Apple 1s, which were hand-built in 1976 by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, were manufactured. Just 50 of the units, originally sold for $666 apiece, are believed to still exist. Sotheby’s claim only six are “known to be in working condition.”
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A Fifth Of Beethoven
Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
“A Fifth Of Beethoven,” Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band. Celebrating Beethoven’s 231st birthday with some classic 1976 disco.
Redefining “Apple Fanboy”