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Black Sabbath release their fifth studio album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, on Warner Brothers Records in the USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the first of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
A nine-mile traffic tailback forms across Southern Florida, leading to the Sportatorium, Miami, where Bob Dylan and The Band are playing two shows.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA.
Alvin Stardust releases a new single, Jealous Mind, in the UK. It will go to No1 in the pop singles chart.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
10cc play the fifth of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Weather Report play at Bowen Field House, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.
10cc play at The Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA.
Blues singer and guitarist Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, an inspiration to Elvis Presley among others, dies aged 68 of a heart attack in the Nassawadox hospital in Northampton County, Virginia, USA.
Mudcrutch, a band from Gainesville, Florida, drives to Los Angeles, California, USA, in search of fame and fortune. They will find it, under the name of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer (ELP), Deep Purple, The Eagles and Black Sabbath perform at The California Jam Festival, Ontario Raceway, Ontario, California, USA. Audience estimated at 400,000
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
During the Creative Arts Festival, Devo play in the Governance Chambers, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA.
Genesis play at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Pioneering British r'n'b bandleader Graham Bond dies aged 36 under the wheels of a Piccadilly line train at Finsbury Park station, London, UK. Most sources list Bond's death as a suicide.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, Something There Is About You, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
Romeo Nelson, a flambouyant boogie-woogie pianist and recording artist, dies of renal failure in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When folk quartet The Spinners play at The London Palladium, London, UK, the show is recorded and will be released as the LP The Spinners At The London Palladium on EMI Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Front Row Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
Weather Report play at Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Eric Clapton, on his 461 Tour, plays at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, Buffalo, New York State, USA. On this date, he is joined on the road by Patti Boyd who has now decided to leave her husband, George Harrison.
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Ry Cooder plays an acoustic show at the Record Plant, Sausalito, California, which is broadcast live by KSAN radio.
The live album Before The Flood by Bob Dylan and The Band is awarded a gold record in the USA by the R.I.A.A..
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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Jackson Browne plays McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Free Man In Paris by Joni Mitchell on Asylum Records enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, where it will peak at No22 during a run of seven weeks.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the seventh 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.
When ZZ Top play at Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas, USA, fans seriously damage the stadium's turf. As a result, concerts are banned at the venue for two decades.
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Bob Dylan begins recording his fifteenth studio album Blood On The Tracks at A&R Recording, New York City, USA.
I Shot The Sheriff, a cover of a Bob Marley song, by Eric Clapton, reaches No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Bob Dylan is in Studio A, A & R Recording, New York City, USA, working on the song Buckets Of Rain, for the album Blood On the Tracks.
Bob Dylan is in A&R Recording, New York City, 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.
Montrose release their second album, Paper Money, on Warner Bros. Records in the USA.
Roxy Music play the second of two nights at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK albums chart with Stranger In My Own Back Yard, which will peak at No9.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK albums chart with Stranger In My Own Back Yard, which will peak at No9.
Eric Clapton plays at the Koseinkin Hall, Osaka, Japan, Asia.
Thin Lizzy release their fourth LP, Nightlife, on Vertigo Records in the UK.
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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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Brantley Moses Horton Jr, better known as Shorty Horton, bass guitarist with Link Wray and The Wraymen, dies in Suffolk, Virginia, USA.
ZZ Top and Elvin Bishop play at Onondaga County War memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
New Orleans-style jazz trombonist and bandleader George Brunies dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Shirley Jones, star of tv-promoted manufactured pop group The Partridge Family, meets tv producer Marty Ingels on the lawn of tv star Michael Landon's home. Jones and Ingels will marry three years later.
Bob Dylan spends the first of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his brother David, re-recording parts of his fifteenth studio album, Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.
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