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Rehearsals for the Eric Clapton
's comeback shows at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK, begin at Ronnie Wood
's home, The Wick, Richmond Hill, Hampton Court, Surrey.
Savoy Brown play at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK.
release a new single, Sing, in the USA on A + M Records.
Lanchester Arts Festival in Coventry, UK, stages a jam session which features Tony Iommi, Rick Wakeman, Ric Lee, Chris Squire and others.
Old And In The Way, a bluegrass band featuring Jerry Garcia
of The Grateful Dead
, play a live set at KSAN-FM Radio studios in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rusty Bryant Sextet records Killing Me Softly, For The Good Times, A Night In Tunisia and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio
, Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Prestige Records
play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
play at The Music Hall, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, supported by Ted Nugent
And The Amboy Dukes, Brownsville Station and Tumble.
Country Joe McDonald and his All Star Band play at the Municipal Auditorium, Eureka, California, USA.
play in Rockford, Illinois, USA, supported by Tempest.
play at The Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, England, UK, supported by Claire Hamill.
The 18th Eurovision Song Contest is held in Luxembourg, Europe. It is won by Luxembourg for the second consecutive year, this time with Tu Te Reconnaitras, sung by Anne-Marie David. Spain come second with Eres Tu, sung by Mocedades; the United Kingdom finishes third with Cliff Richard
singing Power to All Our Friends.
Multi-instrumentalist composer Mike Oldfield
releases his debut album Tubular Bells
, in the UK. An innovative LP-length instrumental composition, it will go to No1 and eventually sell 16m copies worldwide, providing the financial foundation for Richard Branson
empire and inspiring the New Age
plays at The Stables, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
A Led Zeppelin
gig at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, is delayed because guitarist Jimmy Page
has sprained his finger on the fence at LA airport.
play in The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at Milwaukee Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
and his wife Angie Bowie are in Paris, France, Europe, where Angie is attempting to launch herself as a fashion model under the name Jipp Jones.
Weather Report play the first of two nights at the Morris Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
dies of cancer, in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. In a long and varied career, he found success as a saxophonist, arranger and songwriter, working with Count Basie
, Tommy Dorsey
, Raymond Scott, Claude Thornhill, Perry Como
, Eddie Fisher
, The Ames Brothers
and The Band
record You Angel You, Going, Going, Gone and Forever Young during sessions for the album Planet Waves
, in Village Recorders, Santa Monica, California.
Traffic in San Francisco, California, USA, is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan
concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
Music trade magazine Billboard
in the USA reports that a shortage of pulp is currently delaying the manufacture of album sleeves and thus holding up record deliveries in the U.K. Atlantic Records
is reportedly among the worst hit with, for example, the cover of the latest Emerson, Lake And Palmer
album (Brain Salad Surgery, having to be made in America because the band demanded an unusual type of sleeve.
and The Band have their final rehearsal in Inglewood Forum, Los Angeles, California, for their first tour of the USA in eight years.