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In 1977, British playwright Tom Stoppard wrote the play Every Good Boy Deserves Favour that criticized the Soviet practice of treating political dissidence as a form of mental illness.
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* 1977 – Members of the British National Front ( NF ) clash with anti-NF demonstrators in Lewisham, London, resulting in 214 arrests and at least 111 injuries.
In August 1977 the British Lions made a stopover in Fiji on the way home from their tour of New Zealand.
Rick Dees, at the time a radio DJ in Memphis, Tennessee, recorded " Disco Duck " ( 1976 ) and " Dis-Gorilla " ( 1977 ); Frank Zappa parodied the lifestyles of disco dancers in " Dancin ' Fool " on his 1979 Sheik Yerbouti album, and " Disco Boy " on his 1976 Zoot Allures album ; and " Weird Al " Yankovic's 1981 eponymous debut album includes a disco song called " Gotta Boogie ", an extended pun on the similarity of the disco subgenre name " boogie " to the American slang word " booger " and its British counterpart " bogey ".
In 1977, Hayek was critical of the Lib-Lab pact, in which the British Liberal Party agreed to keep the British Labour government in office.
Ludwig Erhard ( 1897 – 1977 ) was in charge of economic policy as economics director for the British and American occupation zones and was Adenauer's long-time economics minister.
In 1977, Liverpool manager Bob Paisley paid a British transfer record of £ 440, 000 to bring Dalglish to Liverpool.
On 10 August 1977, after making 320 appearances and scoring 167 goals for Celtic, Dalglish was signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for a British transfer fee record of £ 440, 000.
* Philby, Burgess and MacLean – Spy Scandal of the Century, a BBC drama produced for TV in 1977, covers the period of the late 1940s, when British intelligence investigated Kim Philby's colleague Donald Maclean until 1955 when the British government cleared Philby because it did not have enough evidence to convict him.
They were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for " Outstanding Contribution to British Music " in 1977, as well as a " Lifetime Achievement Award " at the 42nd Annual Ivor Novello awards ceremony in 1997.
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She also received positive reviews, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress, and an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of the playwright Lillian Hellman in the 1977 film Julia.
* In 1977, the Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning playwright and dramatist Wole Soyinka wrote, produced and directed Opera Wonyosi ( publ.
William Alexander Gerhardie ( 21 November 1895 – 15 July 1977 ) was a British ( Anglo-Russian ) novelist and playwright.
Shirley Graham Du Bois ( November 11, 1896 – March 27, 1977 ) was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist for African-American and other causes.
Alexander Galich (; 19 October 1918 – 15 December 1977 ) was a Russian poet, screenwriter, playwright, and singer-songwriter.
In 1977, the building was purchased by the Nederlander Organization, and was renamed in honor of American playwright Neil Simon on June 29, 1983 with the opening of his play Brighton Beach Memoirs.
The band took part in a 1977 TV show ‘ Here We Come A-Wasseling ’ and in 1978-9 collaborated with playwright Keith Dewhurst for a stage adaption of British author Flora Thompson ’ s Lark Rise to Candleford, tracks from which were released as an album in 1980.
Uncommon Women and Others ( 1977 ), is the first play by noted 20th century American playwright Wendy Wasserstein.