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The strongest voice of popstrological protest against disco and the wicked hedonism for which it stood came from the least likely of places in 1978: the traditionally nonconfrontational constellation Oh…Canada. It was the churchy, parental Anne Murray who stood up and became the year's Opposing Star in a year when no one else was brave enough to take the job. Disco's own excesses may ultimately have done more than Anne Murray did to bring the constellation Disco Ball crashing down, but that does not diminish the importance of her dissenting voice to those born in the popstrological Year of the Bee Gees. She may have sounded like a big, fat bummer at the time, but in being one, she endowed the children of 1978 with at least some slight sense that just because the whole world seems to get behind something, it doesn't make it right. Of course that same lesson was reinforced by 1978's Wild Card star, Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond, a popstrological Power Couple that most of the world got behind, but that in many, many ways simply wasn't right.

BirthdatesBirthstar Birthsong
Jan 1-Jan 7The Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love
Jan 8-Jan 28Player Baby Come Back
Jan 29-Feb 25The Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
Feb 26-Mar 11Andy Gibb Love Is Thicker Than Water
Mar 12-May 6The Bee Gees Night Fever
May 7-May 13Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You
May 14-May 27Paul McCartney (and Wings) With A Little Luck
May 28-Jun 3Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
Jun 4-Jun 10John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You're The One That I Want
Jun 11-Jul 29Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing
Jul 30-Aug 5The Rolling Stones Miss You
Aug 6-Aug 19Commodores Three Times A Lady
Aug 20-Sep 2Frankie Valli Grease
Sep 3-Sep 23A Taste Of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
Sep 24-Oct 21Exile Kiss You All Over
Oct 22-Oct 28Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City
Oct 29-Nov 4Anne Murray You Needed Me
Nov 5-Nov 25Donna Summer MacArthur Park
Nov 26-Dec 2Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond  You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Dec 3-Dec 9Chic Le Freak
Dec 10-Dec 16Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond  You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Dec 17-Dec 30Chic Le Freak
Dec 31The Bee Gees Too Much Heaven



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