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AC/DC play the last of five nights at Chequers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
US comic-book glam rockers Kiss are signed to Casablanca Records.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Holland and West Germany on Columbia Records.
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon of The Who, is released in Sweden, Europe.
A nine-mile traffic tailback forms across Southern Florida, leading to The Sportatorium, Miami, Florida, USA, where Bob Dylan and The Band are playing two shows.
John Cummings buys a $50 Mosrite guitar at Manny
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When Bob Dylan and The Band play a second night at Nassau County Coliseum, USA, Dylan's wife Sara is brought onto the stage where she sits on a sofa throughout the performance.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of two nights at the Theatre National Daniel Sorano, Dakar, Senegal, Africa.
Tony Christie begins a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Canada on Columbia Records.
Roy Harper releases his seventh album, Valentine, in the UK. The album is launched that night with a gig at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK, at which the acoustic singer-songwriter is backed by a band including Jimmy Page and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Keith Moon of The Who, Ronnie Lane of The Faces and Max Middleton.
10cc play the third of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a tour of North America at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Set entirely around music by The Beach Boys, a new ballet, Deuce Coupe Ballet, opens in New York City, USA.
The Ramones give their first public performance - to an invited audience of friends - at Performance Studios, New York City, USA.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the third of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the tenth of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Revered mandolin-playing bluesman Johnny Young aka 'Man' Young, dies of a heart attack in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cat Stevens plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Dancing Machine by The Jackson 5 reaches No1 in the Billboard R&B singles chart. It will also reach No2 on the pop chart.
Duke Ellington's funeral takes place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams sing, and the funeral is attended by over 12,000 people.
Paul McCartney and his family touch down at Metropolitan Airport, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, at the start of a six week stay on a farm in the neighbouring town of Lebanon. The farm is owned by songwriter Curly Putman Jr, and the McCartneys' time spent there will inspire Paul to write the hit single Junior's Farm.
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If You Wanna Get To Heaven by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart where it will peak at No25 during a five-week run,
Black Sabbath’s British tour ends at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK, with Black Oak Arkansas as support.
Ten Years After play the second of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the last of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
Born With A Smile On My Face by Stephanie De Sykes enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No2. The song is written by Devizes-born Simon May.
Rub It In by Billy Crash Craddock is at No1 in the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Weather Report play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine albums chart in the USA for the first of four weeks.
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On their Reunion Tour, Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young play at The Capital Center, Landover, Maryland, USA.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of fourteen nights at theMGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the ninth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Angel And The Snake, later to become better known as Blondie, headline at CBGBs Club, New York City, USA, supported by The Ramones and Slaves Of Rhythm.
Charles Aznavour appears on the Michael Parkinson Show on tv in the UK.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia A&R Studios, New York City, overseeing organ overdubs by Paul Griffin on the song Idiot Wind, for the album Blood On The Tracks.
David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Rumble In The Jungle, a world Heavyweight championship boxing match between George Foreman and former world champion/challenger Muhammad Ali, takes place in the Mai 20 Stadium, Kinshasa, Zaire, [now known as The Democratic Republic of the Congo], Africa. Ali wins by knocking out Foreman in the eighth round. The fight will inspire the 1976 hit single In Zaire by Johnny Wakelin.
Just a few months after they were married on the stage of Madison Square Garden, Kathy Silva sues Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone for divorce.
Led Zeppelin hold the UK launch for their new record label, Swan Song, at Chislehurst Caves, Surrey, England, UK.
Gentle Giant and Focus play the first of two non-consecutive nights at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Jackson Browne plays at Foster Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
Weather Report play at The Ambassador Theater, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
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