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Pink Floyd are rehearsing at The Rolling Stones' rehearsal facility, a disused Victorian warehouse at 47, Bermondsey Street, South London, England, UK. They are working on tracks which will, in due course, evolve into their classic album Dark Side Of The Moon.
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Black Sabbath play at the Town Hall, Oxford, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Jethro Tull play at The Kuppelsaal, Hanover, Germany.
Slade play at The Pavilion, Bisley, UK.
Black Sabbath play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Pink Floyd perform their latest work, Dark Side Of The Moon, during the second of four shows at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Black Sabbath begin a month long North American tour at Fayetteville, South Carolina, USA.
Rockin' Robin by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No2.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Roxy Music are recording their debut album, Roxy Music, in Command Studios, London, UK.
Devin Garret Townsend is born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. He will find success as Devin Townshend, founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 before moving on to a successful solo career.
Songwriter Lou Majaw holds a Bob Dylan birthday celebration in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. It will become an annual event, extensively covered on national and international television.
Led Zeppelin play at R.A.I., Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Beach Boys begin their first full day of recording sessions for their album Holland in their studio at Baambrugge, just outside Amsterdam, Holland.
David Bowie plays at St. George's Hall, Bradford, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
Pink Floyd begin working on the song Money, which will appear on the album Dark Side Of The Moon in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, England, UK.
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Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra play at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA, supporting stoner comedy duo Cheech And Chong.
Country music guitarist and singer-songwriter Elton Britt dies aged 58. In a long career, he recorded over 60 albums for RCA.
Acker Bilk plays in an NSPCC Charity fund-raising concert at The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at The Forum, Inglewood, California.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, enters the UK pop singles chart at No41. It will peak at No5. The song, composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley, will also provide some melodic inspiration for the Jean Michel Jarre track Oxygene IV. [Jarre had previously covered Popcorn in 1971 under the pseudonym of The Pop Corn Orchestra].
Formerly known as Hotlegs, 10cc release their debut single, Donna, in the UK. On the same day, The Scorpions release their debut album, Lonesome Crow, in Germany as the first release on Brain Records.
Yes play at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, USA, supported by The Eagles.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, Kentucky.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri.
The Beach Boys play live on Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, with The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Kinks play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Foghat.
Black Sabbath play at Louisville Gardens, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, supported by Gentle Giant.
Black Sabbath play at the Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia, USA, supported by Gentle Giant.
Get On The Good Foot by James Brown reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA, a position it will maintain for a month.
Black Sabbath play at The HIC Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Steely Dan release their debut album, Can't Buy A Thrill, in the USA on Dunhill Records.
Congress Of Wonders play at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson perform Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing on US tv's Flip Wilson Show.
Chuck Berry plays at Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the second of two nights at the Performing Arts Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
David Bowie plays the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Casino, Montreux, Switzerland.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones is in Nice, France, to answer drug charges laid against the band by the French authorities. Today, the case is adjourned for a month, so Jagger flies back to London, UK.
Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin come to the end of recording sessions for their joint album Love, Devotion, Surrender, in New York City, USA.
Marvin Gaye releases a new single, Trouble Man, on Tamla Records in the USA.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the UK Top 50 Singles Chart where it will peak at No43 during a three-week stay.