BABE – Styx
#1 December 8th, 1979
• Iranian militants swiftly overran our embassy taking 66 hostages.
• 3 Mile Island went critical just narrowly avoiding a total meltdown.
• Chrysler Corporation would ask the U.S. government for $1 billion to keep from going belly up
• Gas prices shot up a record 85%!
• Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female Prime Minister.
• Brenda Ann Spencer opens fire at a school in San Diego, California, killing 2 faculty members and wounding 8 students. Her response to the action, "I don't like Mondays,"
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: Kramer vs. Kramer, Rocky II, Apocalypse Now and Star Trek: The Motion Picture
• T.V.: “Dallas” “Alice” & “Dukes of Hazzard”
• ESPN & The Movie Channel became new channels.
• Reeboks & Calvin Kleins were introduced.
• CompuServe begins offering the first commercial on-line services.
• The first International Year of the Child
• Sid Vicious
• John Wayne
• Mary Pickford
• The Chicago band was known for melding the style of prog-rock with the power of hard rock guitar, strong ballads, and the flair of a Broadway musical.
• The band has four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum.
• In 1970, the band members decided to choose a new name when they signed to Wooden Nickel Records; several suggestions were made and, says DeYoung, Styx was chosen because it was "the only one that none of us hated".
• No stranger to being on the charts but they would only hit #1 once.
• Styx with Babe your #1 @ 1 from December 1979.