This Day in History: 1977-03-31

Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US country charts with “Southern Nights”. Written by Allen Toussaint it was the first single released from Campbell’s 1977 album, Southern Nights. The lyrics of “Southern Nights” were inspired by childhood memories Toussaint had of visiting relatives in the Louisiana backwoods which often entailed storytelling under star-filled nighttime skies.