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Bob Dylan and his wife Sara spend the first of two days visiting George Harrison and his wife Patti at their home, Friar Park, in Henley-on-Thames, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at The New Theatre, Oxford, UK.
The first of two days of stage rehearsals is held at Guildford Civic Hall, Guildford, UK, in preparation for Eric Clapton's comeback concerts at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
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Eric Clapton And His Band move their equipment into The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK, but manage only a cursory rehearsal for the next night's show.
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Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight by James Taylor peaks at No14 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA.
Pink Floyd play for the Roland Petit ballet at Palais des Sports de la Porte de Versailles, Paris France, Europe.
Back To Front by Gilbert O'Sullivan begins its second of five consecutive weeks at No2 in the NME album charts.
Country Joe McDonald plays the second of two nights at Mandrake's, Berkeley, California, USA.
Traffic play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lyricist Andy Razaf best-remembered for songs including Ain't Misbehavin', Honeysuckle Rose, In the Mood and Stompin' At The Savoy, dies in North Hollywood, California, USA.
The first "electric Western" movie musical Zachariah is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe. The film stars John Rubenstein, Patricia Quinn and Don Johnson, but is perhaps best-remembered for its cameo appearances by Country Joe And The Fish, Elvin Jones, Doug Kershaw, The James Gang, White Lightning and The New York Rock Ensemble. It will lose almost $1.5m.
The Strawbs play the first of two nights at the The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.
The Strawbs play the second of two nights at the The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon.
The Kinks, Darryl Way's Wolf and Babe Ruth play at the Guild Of Students Rag Ball in the Great Hall, Exeter University, Exeter, England, UK.
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The Rusty Bryant Sextet records Killing Me Softly, For The Good Times, A Night In Tunisia and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Prestige Records.
Wizzard and Atomic Rooster play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Weather Report play the last of three nights at the Strata Concert Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Pink Floyd release a new album, Dark Side Of The Moon, in the UK.
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Country Joe McDonald And His All Star Band play at The San Rita Detention Facility, Alameda City, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play in the Parc Des Expositions, Nancy, France.
Dr Hook And The Medicine Show, the band that scored a hit single in 1972 with The Cover Of The Rolling Stone, gets its just reward when it appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine published on this day in the USA.
John Martyn releases a new album, Solid Air, in the UK on Island Records.
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence reaches No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA for the first of two weeks.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording To Make My Father Proud and If'n I Was God, for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
The Sweet play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play in the Sam Houston Coliseum, Hoston, Teaxas, USA.
Deep Purple release a new single, Smoke On The Water, in the USA.
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Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel enters the UK Singles Chart where it will peak at No8 during a ten-week run on the chart. Bud Scoppa in Rolling Stone magazine will later describe it as, "the single you thought was the best Dylan record since 1966."
The second day of the three day long Ozark Mountain Folkfair is held at Oak Hill Ecopark, Eureka Springs, Kansas. Artists appearing over the course of the event include The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Lee Hooker, Lester Flatt And Nashville Grass, Big Mama Thornton, John Hartford, Mance Lipscomb, Clifton Chenier, James Cotton, Johnny Shines, Jimmy Driftwood and others.
Robert Wyatt, drummer of Soft Machine, falls from the window of his flat and is left a paraplegic.
Ian McCulloch [later to form Echo and the Bunnymen] goes to his first gig - David Bowie at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
The Scorpions play their first gig with Uli Roth on guitar, at a festival in Vechta, Germany, Europe. Roth was originally intended as a temporary replacement for Michael Schenker, who had left to join U.F.O. earlier in the month.
The Doobie Brothers, New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Joe Walsh and Barnstorm play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Paul Revere and the Raiders come to the end of a month of shows at the Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada. On the same day, Led Zeppelin play at Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Clarence White, guitarist with The Byrds and The Kentucky Colonels, is buried in Lancaster, California, USA, aged 29, several days after being killed by a car.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Pocono State Fair, Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra and Taj Mahal play at Staples High School, Westport, Connecticut, USA.
Uriah Heep play in the London Music Festival at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones are rehearsing in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe, for their upcoming European tour.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Suffolk Downs, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Weather Report play at the Lenox Arts Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany, Europe.
Rolling Stone magazine publishes the first major article on disco music, entitled Discotheque Rock '72 : Paaaaarty! by Vince Aletti.
Lou Reed plays a gig in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Judas Priest play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
The Paul McCartney And Wings album Band On The Run enters the UK Albums Chart where it will peak at No1 for seven weeks.
Bob Dylan and The Band are rehearsing in Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, for their first tour of the USA in eight years.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the first of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.