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It was the year in which the constellation Lite & White finally assumed the mantle of leadership in a pop universe it had influenced so greatly since the dawn of the 1970s. Looks Like We Made It, Barry Manilow sang, and it wasn't just his own success or the success of Mary MacGregor, David Soul, Barbra Streisand, and Debby Boone that gave his claim the ring of truth. For even nonresidents of Barry's home constellation -- stars like Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles -- were sounding very Lite & White indeed in 1977. To be sure, this was still a year of tremendous popstrological diversity, but the rise of Debby Boone on the strength of the enormous hit You Light Up My Life made an otherwise weak consensus in the direction of Liteness & Whiteness an outright mandate. It also bestowed upon the micro-generation born under the reign of Pat Boone's daughter an ability to achieve power without causing pain, and to give pleasure without sparking passion.

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1Rod Stewart Tonight's The Night
Jan 2-Jan 8Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. You Don't Have To Be A Star
Jan 9-Jan 15Leo Sayer You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Jan 16-Jan 22Stevie Wonder I Wish
Jan 23-Jan 29Rose Royce Car Wash
Jan 30-Feb 12Mary McGregor Torn Between Two Lovers
Feb 13-Feb 19Manfred Mann's Earth Band Blinded By The Light
Feb 20-Feb 26The Eagles New Kid In Town
Feb 27-Mar 19Barbra Streisand Love Theme From "A Star Is Born" (Evergreen)
Mar 20-Apr 2Hall and Oates Rich Girl
Apr 3-Apr 9ABBA Dancing Queen
Apr 10-Apr 16David Soul Don't Give Up On Us
Apr 17-Apr 23Thelma Houston Don't Leave Me This Way
Apr 24-Apr 30Glen Campbell Southern Nights
May 1-May 7The Eagles Hotel California
May 8-May 14Leo Sayer When I Need You
May 15-Jun 4Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Jun 5-Jun 11KC and the Sunshine Band I'm Your Boogie Man
Jun 12-Jun 18Fleetwood Mac Dreams
Jun 19-Jun 25Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up
Jun 26-Jul 2Bill Conti Gonna Fly Now
Jul 3-Jul 9Alan O'Day Undercover Angel
Jul 10-Jul 16Shaun Cassidy Da Doo Ron Ron
Jul 17-Jul 23Barry Manilow Looks Like We Made It
Jul 24-Aug 13Andy Gibb I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Aug 14-Sep 10The Emotions Best Of My Love
Sep 11-Sep 17Andy Gibb I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Sep 18-Sep 24The Emotions Best Of My Love
Sep 25-Oct 8Meco Star Wars Theme
Oct 9-Dec 17Debby Boone You Light Up My Life
Dec 18-Dec 31The Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love

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