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-:[[1970]] - [[1971]] - [[1972]] - [[1973]] - [[1974]] - [[1975]] - [[1976]] - [[1977]] - [[1978]] - [[1979]] - [[1980]]+"In [[1978]] a series of [[punk rock]] influenced loud [[noise music]] concerts was held at [[Artists Space|New York’s Artists’ Space]] that led to the [[Brian Eno]]-produced recording ''[[No New York]]''. This recording was the first attempt to define the [[no wave]] sound, documenting [[James Chance and the Contortions]], [[Teenage Jesus and the Jerks]], [[Mars (band)|Mars]] and [[DNA (American band)|DNA]]." --Sholem Stein
 +'''1978''' (MCMLXXVIII) was the 978th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the [[1970s]] decade.
== Art and culture == == Art and culture ==
 +*[[Piazza d'Italia]] in New Orleans
 +*''[[X Portfolio]]'' by Mapplethorpe
 +*''[[Proust Armchair]]'' by Alessandro Mendini
 +*''[[Requiem for a Dream]]'' by Hubert Selby Jr.
 +*''[[The Stand]]'' by Stephen King
 +==== Non-fiction ====
 +*''[[Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self]]'' by Leslie Fiedler
 +*''[[Disco]]'' by Albert Goldman
 +*''[[Martin (film)|Martin]]'' by George A. Romero
 +*''[[La Cage aux Folles (film)|La Cage aux folles]]'' by Édouard Molinaro
 +*''[[Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978 film)|Invasion of the Body Snatchers]]'' by Philip Kaufman
 +*''[[Closed Circuit (film)|Circuito chiuso]]'' by Giuliano Montaldo
 +*''[[Pretty Baby (film)|Pretty Baby]]'' by Louis Malle
 +*''[[Piranha (1978 film)|Piranha]]'' by Joe Dante
 +*''[[Up in Smoke]]'' by Lou Adler
 +*''[[Animal House]]'' by John Landis
 +*''[[Interiors]]'' by Woody Allen
 +*''[[Midnight Express (film)]]'' by Oliver Stone
 +*''[[Hitler: A Film from Germany]]'' by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg
===Music=== ===Music===
 +*[[Public Image Ltd.]] formed
 +*[[Telex (band) |Telex]] debuts
 +*By 1978, punk and disco had divided the pop audience
 +*[[Factory Records]] is founded
 +*[[Mute Records]] is founded
 +*[[Rough Trade Records]] is founded
 +*[[ZE Records]] is founded
====Singles==== ====Singles====
-*"[[Armagideon Time]]" by [[Willi Williams]]+*[[In the Bush]] by Musique
-*"[[Neon Lights]]" by [[Kraftwerk]]+*[[Keep on Jumpin']] by Musique
-=====Albums=====+*[[Disco Circus]] by Martin Circus
-*''[[The Man-Machine]]'' by [[Kraftwerk]]+*[[Armagideon Time]] by Willi Williams
 +*[[Neon Lights]] by Kraftwerk
 +*[[The Robots]] by Kraftwerk
 +*[[Weekend (Tonight Is Party Time)|Weekend]] by Phreek
 +*[[I'm A Big Freak (R•U•1•2)]] by Phreek
 +*[[You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)]] by Sylvester James
 +*[[I Am the Fly]] by Wire
 +*[[Sea, Sex and Sun]] by Serge Gainsbourg
 +*[[Dance To The Drummer's Beat]] by Herman Kelly and Life
 +*[[One Nation Under a Groove]] by Funkadelic
 +*[[Human Fly]] by The Cramps
 +*[[Le Freak]] by Chic
 +*[[Why Don't You Answer]] by Eberhard Schoener (with vocals by Sting)
 +*[[Elle et moi]] by Max Berlin
 +*[[Sweet Tears]] by Roy Ayers
 +*[[Moskow Diskow]] by Telex
 +*[[Kiss Me Again]] by Arthur Russell (as Dinosaur)
 +*[[Mellow, Mellow Right On]] by by Lowrell Simon
 +*[[Te Caliente]] by Patsy Gallant
 +*[[Miss You (The Rolling Stones song)|Miss You]] by The Rolling Stones
 +*[[Now That We Found Love]] by Third World
 +*[[I Was Born This Way]] by Carl Bean
 +*[[Knee 1]], a segment of the opera ''Einstein on the Beach'' by Philip Glass
 +*[[Standing In The Rain]] by Don Ray
 +*[[Love Thang]] by First Choice
 +*[[War Dance]] by Kebekelektrik
 +*[[Let's Start the Dance]] by Bohannon
 +*[[You Got Me Running]] by Lenny Williams
 +*[[Better Change Your Mind]] by William Onyeabor
 +*[[Runaway Love]] by [[Linda Clifford]]
 +*[[Relight My Fire]] by [[Dan Hartman]]
 +*[[Pow Wow]] by [[Cory Daye]]
 +*[[Living On The Frontline]] by [[Eddy Grant]]
 +*[[The Beat Goes On]] by [[Ripple]]
 +*[[Rock Creek Park]] by [[Blackbyrds]]
 +*[[Just As Long As I Got You]] by [[Love Committee]]
 +*[[Trinidad]] by [[John Gibbs And The US Steel Orchestra]]
 +*[[Don't Let It Go To Your Head]] by [[Jean Carn]]
 +*[[I Thought It Was You]] by [[Herbie Hancock]]
 +*[[You Saved My Day]] by [[Cheryl Lynn]]
 +*''[[Warm Leatherette (single)|Warm Leatherette]]'' by The Normal
 +*''[[Patrick Adams Presents Phreek]]'' by Patrick Adams
 +*''[[No New York]]'' by various
 +*''[[Q. Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!]]'' by Devo
 +*''[[The Man-Machine]]'' by Kraftwerk
 +*''[[One Nation Under a Groove]]'' by Funkadelic
 +*''[[Looking for Saint Tropez]]'' by Telex
 +*''[[Best Dressed Chicken in Town]]'' by Dr. Alimantado
 +*''[[Green (Steve Hillage album)|Green]]'' by Steve Hillage
 +*''[[Keep on Jumpin']]'' by Musique
 +*''[[Thousand Knives]]'' by Ryūichi Sakamoto
 +*''[[Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread]]'' by Lee Perry
 +*''[[Ambient 1: Music for Airports]]'' by Brian Eno
 +* ''[[Nite Flights (album)|Nite Flights]]'' by the Walker Brothers
== Births == == Births ==
==Deaths == ==Deaths ==
 +*[[Roger Caillois]]
 +*[[Ed Wood, Jr.]]
 +*[[Jacques Brel]]
 +*[[Hannah Höch]], German painter and photographer (b. 1889)
 +*[[Giorgio de Chirico]]
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"In 1978 a series of punk rock influenced loud noise music concerts was held at New York’s Artists’ Space that led to the Brian Eno-produced recording No New York. This recording was the first attempt to define the no wave sound, documenting James Chance and the Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Mars and DNA." --Sholem Stein

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