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Georgia State Department of Corrections honours The Allman Brothers Band
as 'the Outstanding Community Organisation of the Year'.
, a contemporary musical re-make of the movie Wizard Of Oz, featuring an all-black cast, opens at The Majestic Theatre on Broadway
, New York City, USA.
and Camel play at The Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
releases his 15th studio album, Blood On The Tracks, in the USA on Columbia Records
. The songs, many of them
despairing and bitter, are about breaking up with his wife Sara
Big Yellow Taxi
by Joni Mitchell
on Asylum Records enters the Billboard
Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No24 during a four-week run. The track is a live version of the song which Mitchell first released as a single in 1970.
The Grateful Dead
begin recording their eighth studio album, Blues for Allah at Ace's, Mill Valley, California, USA.
's Blood On the Tracks reaches No1 in the Billboard
US albums chart for the first of two weeks.
by Minnie Riperton
reaches No1 in the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA. In the sixties Riperton had sung with ground-breaking psychedelic soul band Rotary Connection
, and her extraordinarily pure five-octave vocal range made her one of the most admired singers of her era.
When space-rock band Gong
play at the Town Hall, Cheltenham, UK, founder-member Daevid Allen
quits the group claiming that an invisible force field has prevented him from going on stage.
appears on the New York City radio show Mary Travis and friends, on KNX-FM.
Chuck Negron, lead vocalist of Three Dog Night
is arrested for possession of cocaine in a Louisville, Kentucky, USA, hotel room.
After years of serious alcohol abuse, country music singer and songwriter Lefty Frizzell
, regarded as one of the first 'outlaw' country stars, dies aged 47 of a massive stroke, in Nashville, Tennessee
and Gentle Giant
. Unfortunately, Procol Harum
's equipment truck fails to arrive, so they arrange to borrow some gear from gentle Giasnt. Then, just before Procol Harum
take the stage, Wakeman vetoes the loan, making it impossible for the band to perform. A fued erupts between Wakeman and Procol which results in the bizarre story going public via interviews with Procol on WEBN Radio.
Rick Wakeman headlines a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, supported by
A crowd of 500, armed with rocks and bottles, attempt to storm the gates of the Great American Music Fair in Syracuse, New York State, USA. The event features Jefferson Starship
, The Doobie Brothers
and The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
. The crowd is attempting to turn it into a free festival, but achieves little more than a fruitless riot and sixty arrests.
enters the Billboard
US Top 40 singles chart with You
, which will peak at No20 during a six-week run. On the same day, the song also enters the UK
singles chart, where it will peak at No38 during a five-week run.
Weather Report play at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey, USA.
turns up at the Other End club in Greenwich Village
, New York City, to watch singer-songwriter David Blue perform. At the gig, Dylan meets Ronee Blakly, a talented actress/singer who had made such an impression in Robert Altman's three-hour cult classic, Nashville. Blakly joins Dylan on stage for a few duets at the end of Blue's show.
Sweet Sticky Thing by The Ohio Players is the new No1 single in the Billboard
R’n’B Chart in the USA.
Imagine, a 1971 track now released as a single by John Lennon
, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No6.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan
and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at The Technical University in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
The Who play the first of two nights at The Messehalle, Sindelfingen, Germany, Europe.
The Who play the second of two nights at The Messehalle, Sindelfingen, Germany, Europe.
play at Sussex University, Brighton, Sussex, UK.
The Rolling Thunder Revue
, featuring Bob Dylan
and an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the Harward Square Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.