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Dean Martin signs a new three-year, ten-LP recording contract with Reprise Records in the USA.
The George Harrison triple album All Things Must Pass begins a seven week run at No1 on the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan has his second telephone conversation with A.J.Weberman , the obsessive fan who has been rummaging through the garbage cans outside his home in New York City, USA.
Amazing Grace by Judy Collins enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No15.
Ozzy Osbourne’s first daughter, Jessica Starshine, is born.
Ginger Baker's Airforce play at the Polytechnic, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Mott The Hoople and Wishbone Ash play at the City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Janis Joplin's final album, Pearl, is released in the USA on Columbia Records.
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The Beatles compilation album A Collection Of Beatles Oldies is released in Germany on Odeon Records.
Black Sabbath play at The Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Canada, supported by Salt.
Jim Morrison of The Doors is in Los Angeles, California, USA, where he spends the day playing touch football and walking on the beach with his friend Linda Ashcroft.
Black Sabbath play in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
B.B. King's album Live In Cook County Jail enters the Billboard R'n'B albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No1.
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke play at Poperama in The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Black Sabbath finish work on the album Master Of Reality at Island Studios, London, UK.
Maybe Tomorrow, the fifth album by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson enters both the Billboard US Black and Pop Albums charts in the USA. It will reach No1 in the Black Albums chart, and No11 on the Pop Chart.
Pink Floyd, who have been working in Abbey Road Studios, London, on their sixth album, Meddle, now move to Morgan Studios.
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Led Zeppelin play at the University, Liverpool, UK, to make up for a gig they were obliged to cancel earlier in the year.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record Ohio and Find The Cost Of Freedom at the Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Olivia Newton-John's version of the Bob Dylan song If Not For You reaches No1 in the South African pop singles chart.
Moby Grape, Spencer Davis, Peter Jameson and Flash Cadillac play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson spend the second of two days recording a tv special, entitled Goin' Back to Indiana.
Black Sabbath release their third album, Master Of Reality, in the USA.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play in the Yale Bowl, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born singer and songwriter Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, which will peak at No1.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Kiel Auditorium, St Louis, Missouri.
Electronic composer and recording artist Victor Stellar is born in Moscow, Russia.
Chuck Berry, Silver Hawk, Sunday Funnies, Springwell Rumor, The Mike Quatro Jam Band and others play at Sherwood Forest, Davison, Michigan, USA.
Black Sabbath, Family and Rory Gallagher play at the British Rock Meeting Festival, Speyer, Germany, Europe.
Palisades Amusement Park closes down after operating since 1898 on the cliffs at Cliffside Park-Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA. In 1962, the park had inspired the Billboard Top 10 US hit single Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon.
David Vetter, a child known to be suffering from a rare life-threatening genetic disease [severe combined immune deficiency syndrome (SCID)], is born in Houston, Texas, USA. Less than ten seconds after being removed from his mother's womb, David is placed into a plastic germ-free environment that will be his home for most of the twelve years of his life. He will become internationally-famous as The Boy In The Bubble, and the phrase will be used as the title of a 1986 Paul Simon song to indicate the ways in which science interacts with contemporary society.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia Records' Studio B, New York City, USA, working on various tracks including You Ain't Goin' Nowhere and I Shall Be Released.
Oakland-based all-female band The Pointer Sisters record Send Him Back, for Atlantic Records.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights in the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
Berkeley-based band Country Joe And The Fish play at Wilson Auditorium, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, with The Pitschel Players.
Jerry Lee Lewis is sued by Ann McMahon, a fan who claims he assaulted her verbally and physically, during a show earlier in the year at El Capitan South Supper Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Black Sabbath play at the Whisky-a-go-go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Gene Vincent dies of a ruptured stomach ulcer while visiting his father in Newhall, California, USA.
In a syndicated column in the New York Post, journalist Pete Hamill publishes a story about the evolving tradition of tying yellow ribbons round trees or gateposts to welcome returning prisoners back to their homes. The story will inspire songwriters Irwin Levine and Larry Brown to compose Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, which will become a huge hit in 1973 for Tony Orlando And Dawn.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Country Joe And The Fish play at Hunter College, New York City, USA.
Traffic play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Genesis release their third studio album, Nursery Cryme, on Charisma Records in the UK.
Led Zeppelin play at the Kinetic Circus, Birmingham, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, England, UK.
Sly And The Family Stone are awarded a gold disc in the USA by the RIAA for the hit single Family Affair.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the University of Maine, Bangor, Maine, USA, with The Byrds and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The Jackson 5 release the compilation album Greatest Hits on Motown Records in the USA.
Jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra plays the first of four nights at The Quiet Knight Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.