Flashback photos: 40 years ago in Georgia, 1978 Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 24 Louie Favorite Atlanta Braves players Bob Horner and Dale Murphy in 1978 2 / 24 Dwight Ross Jr./AJC Atlanta Rhythm Section in concert: Ronnie Hammond (left), Barry Bailey, Robert Nix, Paul Goddard and J. R. Cobb. September 20, 1978 3 / 24 Bud Skinner/AJC Avondale MARTA Station under construction, February 1978. 4 / 24 AJC file New Atlanta Braves' manager Bobby Cox moving in to his new home, January 1978. 5 / 24 AJC file Bobby Cox and several Braves at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hilton Inn Trolley. February 26, 1978 6 / 24 Bill Mahan/AJC Construction of the building known as the BellSouth Center or Southern Bell Center (and now At&T Midtown Center, August 7, 1978. 7 / 24 AJC file Atlanta Braves' outfielder Dale Murphy posing for a portrait, 1978 8 / 24 Joe Benton Frankie Beverly and his guitar at the Atlanta Jazz Festival in May 1978. The 71-year-old Philadelphia native is still a regular visitor to Atlanta's stages. 9 / 24 Jerome McClendon Gregg Allman performing with the Allman Brothers Band at the annual Capricorn Records Picnic in 1978. 10 / 24 Louie Favorite/AJC I-75/I-85 At West Peachtree, November 15, 1978 11 / 24 Louis Favorite/AJC The Atlanta skyline in 1978. 12 / 24 AJC file Flames billow where Hollywood's spotlights once played on the facade of Loew's Grand Theatre, the site of the 1939 world premiere of 'Gone with the Wind.' The fire destroyed most of the top three floors of the 86-year-old building, located on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. January 1978. 13 / 24 AJC file The Loew's Grand Theatre was demolished in early February 1978 after a fire destroyed the historical building. 14 / 24 Louie Favorite Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson greets President Jimmy Carter at Dobbins Air Force Base, Georgia, January 20, 1978. 15 / 24 AJC file Newt Gingrich and his first wife, Jackie Battley Gingrich, at an unidentified political event, probably in 1978. 16 / 24 Bob Harrell/AJC Jimmie Sheehan, sitting on the porch of Moore Brothers General Merchandise, Raytown, Georgia, in Taliaferro County on January 9, 1978. 17 / 24 Michael Crain Sex Pistols performing live for the first time in U.S. at the Great Southeast Music Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, January 5, 1978. 18 / 24 Jerome McClendon/AJC Teenagers playing video games at the 'Goldmine' amusement center in Cumberland Mall on June 23, 1978. 19 / 24 Louie Favorite/AJC 'The Strip' on Peachtree and 10th Street, November 1978. From the original caption: "Many runaways who come to Atlanta head for 'The Strip' at Peachtree and 10th." 20 / 24 Marion Crowe/AJC Trapeze artist Dave Merrifield glides over Lakewood Fairgrounds during his daily routine at the Southeastern Fair, Atlanta, Georgia, September 22, 1978. 21 / 24 Bill Mahan/AJC Old buildings on Trinity Avenue, SW, at corner of Forsyth Street, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1978. 22 / 24 Bill Mahan/AJC Children playing video games in a Sears store, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27, 1978. 23 / 24 George A. Clark/AJC Gorilla Willie B. at Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, November 28, 1978. The goal here was to capture a photo of Willie B. looking bored because it was to illustrate a story about the zoo buying him a TV. Also, it notes that westerns were among his favorite shows. 24 / 24 Joe Benton/AJC Coca-Cola magnate Robert W. Woodruff, right, receives Atlanta's Mayor's Medal from Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30, 1978. Woodruff died in 1985 at age 95. Related Flashback photos: Georgia schools, part 1, 1907-1979 Flashback photos: Georgia downtowns, 1908-1987 Flashback photos: I-75 through the years, 1957-1999 Flashback photos: I-85 through the years, 1951-1997 Flashback photos: I-20 through the years, 1960-1997 Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.