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The Jackson 5 compilation album Greatest Hits enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No12, during a 41-week run.
Weather Report play at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by The New Seekers reaches No1 in the UK Pop Singles chart. Re-written in 1994 by a suitably 'inspired' Noel Gallagher of Oasis as Shakermaker, it will get him successfully sued for plagiarism.
Atomic Rooster play at the Town Hall, Devizes, supported by Nazareth.
Man play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Asgard.
The Jackson 5 compilation album Greatest Hits peaks at No12 in the Billboard US albums chart.
Slade play at The Pavilion, Bisley, UK.
Can play a free, televised, concert for an audience of 10,000 at The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Black Sabbath play at City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Seventy-one composers and lyricists, including Elmer Bernstein, file a $300-million class-action lawsuit against Universal, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, MGM, Warner Bros., Columbia, Walt Disney, United Artists, CBS, ABC, NBC, the AMPTP and other film-related conglomerates. The suit charges the studios with conspiracy in restraint of trade by refusing to hire any composer or lyricist who fails to agree to their terms. Those terms include complete ownership of the music and lyrics, granting publishing rights to the producer and/or his publisher (thereby losing 50 percent of performance fees from overseas exhibition) and surrendering all rights to exploit the music outside of the film or TV show.
Free play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Liverpool band The Fourmost are appearing as The Four Policemen in the pantomime Aladdin, at The Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales. The Princess in this production, Nicky Stevens, will later become a member of The Brotherhood of Man. On this night, because of a Miners' Strike, a blackout is imposed, so the show starts early and ends in something of a panic to beat the blackout.
The Grateful Dead play at Winterland Arena. San Francisco, California, USA.
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Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California, USA.
Yes play at The Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Billy Joel.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (E.L.P.) play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Black Sabbath play at The War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida.
Marc Bolan appears on the London Weekend Television tv series Music In The Round, filmed at The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London, UK.
Elton John's fifth album, Honky Chateau, is released on cassette and cartridge by Precision Tapes in the UK.
Elton John releases his fifth album, Honky Chateau, in the UK.
Led Zeppelin play in Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
David Bowie plays at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
The New York Jazz Museum opens in New York City, USA. It will function for only a few years.
David Bowie plays at The Greyhound, Croydon, UK
Pink Floyd begin recording the song Great Gig In The Sky in >EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK. It will appear on their album Dark Side Of The Moon,
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.
Vinegar Joe play at Alex's Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
ZZ Top play at The Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams.
Lookin' Through The Windows by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Black Singles Chart, where it will peak at No5 during an eleven-week run.
Country Joe McDonald plays at the Inn Of The Beginning, Cotati, California, USA.
Black Sabbath, The J. Geils Band and Blue Oyster Cult play at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, Long Island, New York State, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois.
Chicago release a new single, Saturday In The Park, in the USA.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Taj Mahal play at Wildwood Central Center, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA.
Layla by Derek And The Dominos - including Eric Clapton and Duane Allman on guitars - peaks at No10 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA. It will be their only hit single.
When John Prine plays at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, New York City, he is joined by Bob Dylan for three songs.
Eric Clapton goes to see The Who playing live in Paris, France, Europe. After the show, he travels to the south of France to stay with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones at his villa in Villefranche.
Free abandon their current UK tour because guitarist Paul Kossoff has fallen ill.
The Temptations release a new single, Papa Was A Rollin' Stone, on Gordy Records in the USA. On the same day, David Bowie has a sell-out at his first show in Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
Black Sabbath play in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Clair, which will peak at No1.
Corner Of The Sky by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart, where it will peak at No18, during an eight-week run. On the same day, the group plays at an NAACP fund-raising dinner in Hollywood, CDalifornia.
Edgar Winter plays at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Dud Bascomb dies in New York City, USA. In an acclaimed career he worked with Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins, Buddy Tate, Lou Donaldson, James Brown and others.