Last week I noted the disturbing analogy of 1976-77 for the Colorado River Basin, a year eerily similar in the early months of snowpack development to 2017-18.
In addition to the major drops in reservoir levels, 1976-77 produced four of the eight best-selling albums of all time:
- Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell
- The Eagles: Greatest Hits (1971-75)
- Fleetwod Mac: Rumours
- The Bee Gees and others: Saturday Night Fever
Also, Frank Zappa appeared in December 1976 on Saturday Night Live. Zappa played Peaches En Regalia from his album Hot Rats, which did not sell as well as Bat Out of Hell and the others but was not without its charms.