On the 1st of January 1977 Radio Caroline broadcast an all-time Top 100 album chart, produced in conjunction with Wavelength magazine. The version listed on the www.timepieces.nl website differs slightly from the one published in the magazine and on the poster (courtesy of A look back at Radio Caroline 1976-80). We have included both versions below. Unlike the chart broadcast a few months earlier, this one involved a listeners/readers' vote. The first sign of punk making itself heard on the Caroline airwaves can be seen with Patti Smith's debut album making an appearance at number 85.


RADIO CAROLINE ALL-TIME TOP 100 ALBUMS     1st January 1977




  1
The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd
  2
Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd
  3
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
  4
Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield
  5
Made in Japan
Deep Purple
  6
Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin
  7
Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin
  8
Frampton Comes Alive
Peter Frampton
  9
A Trick of the Tail
Genesis
  10
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John
  11
Abbey Road
The Beatles
  12
Crime of the Century
Supertramp
  13
Everyone is Everybody Else
Barclay James Harvest
  14
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis
  15
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin
  16
Rainbow Rising
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
  17
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Derek & the Dominos
  18
Quadrophenia
The Who
  19
The Beatles (“The White Album”)
The Beatles
  20
Meddle
Pink Floyd
  21
Close to the Edge
Yes
  22*
  or
Rumours
Loving Awareness
Fleetwood Mac
Loving Awareness
  23
A Night at the Opera
Queen
  24
The Song Remains the Same
Led Zeppelin
  25
Band on the Run
Paul McCartney & Wings
  26
Selling England by the Pound
Genesis
  27
Who's Next
The Who
  28
Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Simon & Garfunkel
  29
Foxtrot
Genesis
  30
Déjà Vu
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  31
Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan
  32
Tommy
The Who
  33
Greatest Hits
Simon & Garfunkel
  34
Yessongs
Yes
  35
Deep Purple In Rock
Deep Purple
  36
The Yes Album
Yes
  37
Fly Like an Eagle
The Steve Miller Band
  38
Argus
Wishbone Ash
  39
Machine Head
Deep Purple
  40
Space Ritual Alive
Hawkwind
  41
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie
  42
One of these Nights
Eagles
  43
Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan
  44
Abraxas
Santana
  45
Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975
Eagles
  46
The Snow Goose
Camel
  47
Can't Buy A Thrill
Steely Dan
  48
Electric Ladyland
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  49
Live
Barclay James Harvest
  50
Sheer Heart Attack
Queen
  51
How Dare You
10cc
  52
The Original Soundtrack
10cc
  53
1967-1970 (“The Blue Album”)
The Beatles
  54
Harvest
Neil Young
  55
Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones
  56
Hello!
Status Quo
  57
Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
Elton John
  58*
  or
A New World Record
Greatest Hits
Electric Light Opera
Abba
  59
Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yes
  60
Imagine
John Lennon
  61
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
  62
In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson
  63
Exile on Main Street
The Rolling Stones
  64
Desperado
Eagles
  65
Rolled Gold: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones
  66
After the Gold Rush
Neil Young
  67
Hunky Dory
David Bowie
  68
Relayer
Yes
  69
Run with the Pack
Bad Company
  70
Station To Station
David Bowie
  71
Ommadawn
Mike Oldfield
  72
Ummagumma
Pink Floyd
  73
Aqualung
Jethro Tull
  74
Crisis? What Crisis?
Supertramp
  75
Rock 'n' Roll Animal
Lou Reed
  76
Let It Be
The Beatles
  77
Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
  78
Octoberon
Barclay James Harvest
  79*
  or
Sunburst Finish
Innervisions
Be-Bop Deluxe
Stevie Wonder
  80
This is the Moody Blues
The Moody Blues
  81
Jailbreak
Thin Lizzy
  82
Sabotage
Black Sabbath
  83
L.A. Woman
The Doors
  84*
  or
Moontan
Prince Of Heaven's Eyes
Golden Earring
Fruupp
  85
Horses
Patti Smith
  86
Viva! Roxy Music
Roxy Music
  87
Venus and Mars
Wings
  88
On Your Feet or on Your Knees
Blue Oyster Cult
  89*
  or
Rebel
Songs in the Key of Life
John Miles
Stevie Wonder
  90
Nursery Cryme
Genesis
  91
Transformer
Lou Reed
  92
Days of Future Passed
The Moody Blues
  93
Straight Shooter
Bad Company
  94
In the Land of Grey and Pink
Caravan
  95
All Things Must Pass
George Harrison
  96
Blue For You
Status Quo
  97
Tapestry
Carole King
  98
The Story of The Who
The Who
  99
Trilogy
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  100
Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan


* There is a difference of opinion between two published versions of this chart. The first album is the one given for this position on www.timepieces.nl, the second is the one listed in Wavelength magazine.

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