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Fleetwood Mac, The Birds and John Hammond play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rob Hoeke Boogie Woogie Quartet spends the first of five days recording tracks for their Philips Records album Racing The Boogie, in Holland, Europe.
Hard-rock quartet Free record All Right Now at Trident Studios, London, UK.
The final mix of the Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young album Deja Vu is made at Wally Heider's Studio, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pink Floyd play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
Albert Collins releases a new album, Trash Talking, in the UK on Liberty Records.
Ozzy Osbourne plays in Koln, Germany, Europe.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono check in to the London Clinic, an expensive private hospital in London, England, UK, Europe, where they hope to conquer their heroin addiction.
The Beatles single, Let It Be, is released in Germany on Apple Records.
The Grateful Dead play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Jackie Lomax releases a new single, How The Web Was Woven, on Apple Records in the UK. Leon Russell plays piano and drums on this track.
It is reported in Billboard magazine that Cissy Houston has split from the Sweet Inspirations and will shortly release a medley of He and I Believe as her first solo release on Commonwealth United Records.
John Mayall plays at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Manfred Mann Chapter Thee play the last of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Blues pianist Otis Spann dies, aged 40, in Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Conway Twitty reaches No1 on the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with Hello Darlin'.
San Francisco band Quicksilver Messenger Service play the first of two nights at the Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Appearing on the second day of The Bath Festival Of Blues and Progressive Music at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, UK, are Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention, The Moody Blues, The Byrds, Flock, Santana, Dr John, Country Joe, Hot Tuna.
Jimi Hendrix is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, recording Dolly Dagger, Beginning and Pali Gap
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Traffic play at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Velvet Underground play the third of five nights at Max’s Kansas City, New York City, USA.
Andre Hicks is born in Vallejo, California, USA. He will find success as gangsta rapper Mac Dre, working with artists including E-40, Yukmouth, Snoop Dogg, and Keak da Sneak.
Indian Puddin And Pipe play the last of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Tripsichord and Phanangawang.
The Youngbloods play the last of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Joy of Cooking and Jeffrey Cain.
Having just completed a UK tour, Derek And The Dominos, featuring Eric Clapton, fly from London, UK, to Miami, Florida, USA, where they are to begin recording an album in Criteria Studios with producer Tom Dowd.
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Dick Graham, former vocalist, flautist and bassist with British band Atomic Rooster, joins prog band Skin Alley.
Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, play at Fairfield Hall, Croydon, UK.
Billy Cox, bass player for Jimi Hendrix, is flown home to Pennsylvania, USA, from London, UK, to recover at home with his parents from a bad LSD trip.
The Year That Clayton Delaney Died by Tom T. Hall reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA. The song is said to be based on Hall's memories of his childhood neighbor and boyhood hero, Lonnie Easterly.
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Black Sabbath play at Sisters Club, London, UK.
The Incredible String Band play at Mothers Club, Erdington, Birmingham, UK.
PBS tv tapes Welcome To The Fillmore East, a tv special featuring The Byrds, Albert King, The Elvin Bishop Group, Sha Na Na and Van Morrison, at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA. The Allman Brothers Band are also taped, but their appearance is not broadcast.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer, aka ELP play at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
The Frank Wright Quartet plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at Salford University, Salford, UK.
The Incredible String Band plays at The Town Hall, Oxford, UK.
San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane play at the Roberts Athletic Center, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Lookin' Out My Back Door by San Francisco band Creedence Clearwater Revival reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart for the first of four weeks.
New Morning, Bob Dylan's 11th album, enters the Billboard US albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No7 during a 12-week run.
Fotheringay play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA.
Today's Other LP Chart, published by Time Out (London) and compiled from information supplied by several of the city's hipper record stores, is as follows:
  1. Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John (DJM)
  2. Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills (Atlantic)
  3. New Morning - Bob Dylan (CBS)
  4. Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd (Harvest)
  5. American Beauty (import) - Grateful Dead (Warner Bros)
  6. After the Goldrush - Neil Young (Reprise)
  7. Air Conditioning - Curved Air (Warners)
  8. Abraxas - Santana (CBS)
  9. Untitled - The Byrds (CBS)
  10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Island)
Judy Collins enters the UK Top 40 with her version of the traditional song Amazing Grace, which will peak at No5.
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Johnny Cash holds a press conference to announce that he has recorded eight songs specifically to be played for the astronauts on the upcoming Apollo 14 space mission.
Sly and the Family Stone, Pacific Gas and Electric, Dunn And McCashen and Little Sister play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees records When I Do, Together and other tracks in IBC Studios, London, UK.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band plays the second of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA, with Buddy Miles and Quatermass.
The Grateful Dead play at Legion Stadium, El Monte, California, USA.
On their first national tour, The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.