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Richards And Pringle's Georgia Minstrels play at The Whitley Opera House, Emporia, Kansas, USA. (Blues pioneer W.C. Handy was, for some time, the band master of this troupe.)
John McLaughlin is born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK. He will find success as a rock-jazz fusion guitarist, best-known as leader of The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
David Sinclair is born in Herne Bay, Kent, UK. He will find success as keyboardist with Canterbury Scene prog-rock band Caravan.
Musician and record producer Alf Emil Eik is born in Arendal, Norway, Europe.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Topeka, Kansas, USA.
Bob Dalton, drummer of 80s prog-rock hit-makers It Bites, is born in Egremont, Cumbria, UK.
Gary Farr And The The T-Bones play at The Marquee, Soho, London, UK. The group includes Keith Emerson on keyboards, who will go on to lead The Nice and Emerson, Lake And Palmer.
Pink Floyd, Alexis Korner Incorporated, The Pineapple Truck, The Pearl Hawaiians And Llilani, Bob Kidman's Band, play at The Valentine Ball in The Dorothy Ballroom, Cambridge, UK.
Pink Floyd have an Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe, recording session, working on The Most Boring Song I've Ever Heard Bar Two (later re-titled See Saw).
Jethro Tull play at The Cromwellian, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jethro Tull play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK, supported by Savoy Brown. John Peel is deejay for the night.
King Crimson play in Il Rondo, Leicester, UK.
Deep Purple play in Queen's Hall, Barnstaple, UK.
King Crimson play the third of four nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Magna Carta play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
Trader Horne release their debut LP, Morning Way, on Dawn Records in the UK.
Al Stewart, The Strawbs and Mike Chapman play at Barking College Of Technology, Dagenham, Essex, UK, Europe.
Van Der Graaf Generator play at Poperama, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Hyde Park in London, UK, is the venue for an open-air concert starring King Crimson, Jack Bruce, Third Ear Band and Formerly Fat Harry.
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Yes play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, supported by Deep Purple.
Chris Wright, co-founder of Chrysalis Records, marries his girlfriend Chelle at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, England, UK.
Wishbone Ash release their third, and most acclaimed, album, Argus, on Decca Records in the UK.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Palasport, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Barclay James Harvest and Café Society play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
The BBC Year of the Child Concert is staged at Wembley Arena, London, UK, featuring Wishbone Ash, Cat Stevens, Gary Numan and David Essex.
Peter Gabriel plays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A dark day. Legendary American rock guitar virtuoso Roy Buchanan ties his shirt to a window grating and hangs himself from it in a jail cell at Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia, USA. Just an hour or so earlier, he had been arrested for public drunkenness after a verbal fight with his wife. On the same day, Fred Below, Chicago-blues drummer for Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and others, dies of cancer, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Robert Calvert of UK space-rock band Hawkwind dies of a heart attack.
At the 31st Annual Grammy Awards, in the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA, Faith by George Michael is chosen Best Album Of The Year. Other winners include Bobby McFerrin and Tracy Chapman. Jethro Tull's win in the newly-introduced Hard Rock/Heavy Metal category is widely considered to have been a mistake, when Metallica were the hot favourites. Grammy-nominee Sinead O'Connor performs Mandinka. Metallica perform One.
Phish play at 23 East Caberet, Ardmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
During their Presto tour, Rush play at The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Jethro Tull begin a 24-date UK tour.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, Ohio, USA.
On their Presto Tour, Rush play at The Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California, USA.
Phish play at The Student Union Ballroom, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.
Pink Floyd are working on the music that will become the album Dark Side Of The Moon, in a rehearsal room in Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, UK.
Hawkwind play at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK.
A memorial service for Steve O'Rourke, who managed the Pink Floyd from 1968, is held in Chichester Cathedral, Sussex, UK. As a tribute, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd perform a live set.
Rush play at the Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Mike And The Mechanics play at the Opera House, Blackpool, UK. The group has recently added Andrew Roachford as a featured vocalist.
Umphrey's McGee play the third night of a four show run at the Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Prog-rock pioneers Caravan begin a British tour at The Robin 2, Wolverhampton, UK.
The official premiere of the film Pink Floyd - The Wall, is held at the Empire, Leicester Square, London, England, UK, Europe, attended by Pink Floyd members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason, but not Richard Wright, who was no longer a member of the band. It was also attended by celebrities including Bob Geldof, Paula Yates, Gerald Scarfe, Pete Townshend, Sting, Andy Summers, Roger Taylor and Lulu.
On The Wall Tour 2013, Roger Waters plays at RockWerchter, Werchter, Belgium, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Electric Ballroom, Camden, London, England, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the first of four nights at Palais 12, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Intronaut, The Ocean and North play a live gig in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Sting and Peter Gabriel come to the end of their 19-date Rock Paper Scissors tour with a show at Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Tool play at The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Guitarist Deke Leonard, who played with Man and Iceberg, dies aged 72. No cause of death is given.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at Le Zenith, Paris, France, Europe.