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Pete Townshend of The Who starts work in Ramport Studios, London, UK, on music for the soundtrack of his upcoming film, Tommy.
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Harvey Jett, guitarist of southern boogie band Black Oak Arkansas, quits the band, moves to Memphis and determines to devote his life to Jesus.
During a 41-date US tour, Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This outing also includes three nights at Madison Square Garden.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Holland and West Germany on Columbia Records.
I Love by Tom T. Hall, essentially a list of his favourite things, reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the Mid-south Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in the UK on Columbia Records.
When Bob Dylan and The Band play a second night at Nassau County Coliseum, New York State, USA, Dylan's wife Sara is brought onto the stage where she sits on a sofa throughout the performance.
Planet Waves by Bob Dylan and The Band enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 - making it Dylan's first album to top the US chart.
Planet Waves by Bob Dylan and The Band enters the Billboard US album chart, where it will peak at No1, making it Dylan's first album to top the US chart.
Eno And The Winkies (Brian Eno) play at King's Hall, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
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.
After having worked together for more than seven years, Dolly Parton announces that she is ending her long-standing partnership with Porter Wagoner. Her song I Will Always Love You will be inspired by the ending of their relationship.
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10cc play the fifth of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band's album Planet Waves enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No7 during an eight-week run.
Joni Mitchell's sixth LP, Court And Spark, is certified as a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Legendary bluesman Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup plays his final live concert, at Hunter College, New York City, USA.
10cc play at the Ambassador's Theater, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Golden Earring play at The Greyhound, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
10cc play at The Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
A San Francisco insurance company, after being sued by Janis Joplin's manager, pays out $112,000 on a policy covering the death of the singer. They had claimed that her death was suicide, but the court agreed with her manager, and a coroner's report, that Joplin died from an accidental overdose.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of three nights at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Black Sabbath begin a tour of the UK at St George’s Hall, Bradford, supported by Black Oak Arkansas.
When Kevin Ayers plays at The Rainbow Theatre, London, UK, he is joined onstage by Nico, Brian Eno and John Cale, and the show is recorded for release by Island Records, who had organised the one-off collaboration. Mike Oldfield also plays guitar on some numbers.
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Paul McCartney and Wings earn gold discs from the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the album and single Band On The Run.
Cat Stevens plays at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Charlie Rich reaches No1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with Behind Closed Doors.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the last of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
Eric Clapton, The Band and Todd Rundgren's Utopia play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The recently re-united Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young set off on a summer tour, starting with a gig at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA. The tour will, because of the many problems encountered along the way, become known as 'The Doom Tour'.
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Bob Dylan and The Band's live double album Before The Flood, enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No8 during a seven-week run.
Filming begins on the rock movie Slade In Flame, starring glam rock band Slade, on location in the UK. The film's £400,000 budget is largely raised by a combination of cash from Slade's manager Chas Chandler and from their record label, Polydor.
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Weather Report play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fourth of fourteen nights at the MGM 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.
Judas Priest release their debut album, Rocka Rolla, on Gull Records in the UK.
Bob Dylan is in A And R Recording, New York City, USA, working on songs including Buckets Of Rain, If You See Her, Say Hello and Meet Me In The Morning for the album Blood On The Tracks.
John Lennon releases a new single, Whatever Gets You Through The Night b/w Beef Jerky, on Apple Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan records a version of the song You're A Big Girl Now in Studio A, A & R Recording, New York City, USA, but this version is not released.
Tim Buckley releases a new album, Look At The Fool, in the USA.
Krautrock pioneers Faust play at The Stadium, Liverpool, UK.
Gentle Giant and Focus play the first of two non-consecutive nights at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Rush play at The Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
Pink Floyd play at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rock guitarist Ted Nugent becomes the national squirrel shooting champion of the USA
Connie Francis is attacked at knife-point and raped in a Howard Johnson's motel in Long Island, New York, USA. The incident will, in effect, bring an end to her career as a performing artist.
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Twiggy is starring in Cinderella at The Casino Theatre, London, UK.
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