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On their In Rock tour, Deep Purple play in Rotterdam, Netherland, Europe.
Three Dog Night file a suit seeking more than $600,000 in back royalties against Dunhill Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Carole King starts work on her album Tapestry at A + M Studios B and C, La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, California, USA.
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Daddy Longlegs and Gnidrolog play at Sisters Club, London, UK.
British dance bandleader Harry Roy dies aged 69 in London, UK.
B. B. King, Ballin'jack and Christian Rapid play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Ode Records releases Tapestry, Carole King’s second album as a solo vocalist.
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Sammi Smith reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with her version of the Kris Kristofferson composition Help Me Make It Through The Night.
Jesus Christ Superstar, a double-LP rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, reaches No1 in the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Clarence Carter records Say A Little Prayer, Johnny Poverty and The Court Room, at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, for Atlantic Records.
The Beatles compilation album A Collection Of Beatles Oldies is released in Germany on Odeon Records.
Cochise play at Swindon Technical College, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. The band includes B.J.Cole who will go on to become the most sought-after steel guitar player in the UK.
Led Zeppelin perform Stairway To Heaven live for the first time, during a show at the Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe. (Editor's note : It's worth remembering that there's a Highway To Hell but only a Stairway To Heaven. Maybe that says something about how many folks go to each of them.)
Led Zeppelin play at Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Folk-rock duo Brewer And Shipley enter the Billboard singles chart in the USA with One Toke Over The Line on Kama Sutra Records. The song will spend fourteen weeks on the chart, peaking at No10.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
Country Joe McDonald plays at Sands Point Theatre, Port Washington, New York State, USA, supported by Clean Living.
Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Bob Welch joins Fleetwood Mac.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson release a new single, Mama's Pearl, in the UK.
The Jackson 5 release their fifth LP, Maybe Tomorrow, in the USA.
David Crosby’s songs Orleans, Tamalpais High and I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here are registered for copyright.
Chick Corea’s band Circle is in Paris, France, Europe, for a tv broadcast.
Big Brother And The Holding Company play at 660 Great Highway, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane are in Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California, USA, working on the song Never Argue With A German.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a Scandinavian tour at Giskehallen, Sandnes, Norway, Europe.
Black Sabbath’s album Paranoid is certified as a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Myriad Convention Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Electronic rock pioneers Kraftwerk play at at Gondel Kino, Bremen, Germany. The group, at this point, includes Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger in its line-up, both of whom will carry on into solo careers.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson spend the first of two days recording a tv special, entitled Goin' Back to Indiana.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson spend the second of two days recording a tv special, entitled Goin' Back to Indiana.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio.
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Kiel Auditorium, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
While attempting to escape from San Quentin Prison in California, USA, militant Black Panther George Jackson is shot dead by prison guards. Jackson's life and death will inspire the song George Jackson by Bob Dylan.
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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Led Zeppelin play at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
The Moody Blues, led by Swindon-born singer and songwriter Justin Hayward, enter the American Top 100 albums chart with A Question Of Balance, which will peak at No3.
San Francisco band Santana play in Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Black Sabbath, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Sweathog play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Santana are awarded a US gold disc by the R.I.A.A. for their third album, Santana. On the same day, they play at gig in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Velvet Underground play at Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at The Easttown Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Got To Be There, the first solo hit single by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart and the Billboard Black Singles Chart. It will peak at No4 on both charts.
David Crosby and Graham Nash record Where Will I Be? at Wally Heider's Studio C, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at the Fox Theatre, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
The John Sinclair Freedom Rally, a protest and benefit concert in response the imprisonment of John Sinclair for possession of marijuana, takes place in Crisler Arena, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Artists appearing include John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs, The Up, Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, Bob Seger, Archie Shepp, Joy of Cooking, David Peel and Teegarden And Van Winkle. Speakers at the evnt include Alan Ginsberg, Jerry Rubin and Ed Sanders.
Electric Warrior by T.Rex, on Fly Records, reaches No1 in the Albums Chart in the UK for the first of six weeks.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.
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