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Led Zeppelin record new versions of the songs Four Sticks and Friends, in EMI Studios, Bombay, India, with the Bombay Symphony Orchestra. These versions will not be officially released.
The hit single The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Robert John is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A. The song is based on a Zulu folk melody called Wimoweh.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California, USA.
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Isaac Hayes wins a Best Song Academy Award for The Theme from Shaft, making him the first African-American composer to be so honoured.
Chris Wright, co-founder of Chrysalis Records, marries his girlfriend Chelle at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England, UK.
At the 14th Annual Grammy Awards in The Felt Forum, New York City, USA, Carole King wins Record Of The Year for It’s Too Late, Song Of The Year for You’ve Got A Friend, Album of The Year for Tapestry, plus Best Female Vocal Performance. Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers is Best R’n’B Song. James Taylor scoops the Best Pop Vocal Grammy. The Beatles are given a NARAS Trustee Award in recognition of their ‘outstanding talent, originality and music creativity’.