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The Bee Gees arrive at 461 Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach, Miami, Florida, USA, to begin work at the nearby Criteria Studios, on a new album which will be called Main Course.
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David Sandström, drummer for Swedish hardcore punk group Refused, is born.
MOR duo Peters And Lee begin a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Catherine Tift Merritt is born in Houston, Texas, USA. She will find success as singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.
Alvin Lee And Company play at The Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two European warm-up shows in preparation for their tenth North American tour, at the Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
Alvvays begin a UK tour with a sold out show at The Deaf Institute, Manchester.
The Rubettes play at The Civic Hall, Bedworth, UK.
John Martyn releases a new album, Sunday’s Child, in the UK on Island Records.
On the Bobby Goldsboro Show in the USA, Bobby's guests are Paul Revere And The Raiders. During the show Bobby sings Did She Mention My Name?, Can You Feel It? and And Then There Was Gina. Paul Revere And The Raiders perform Cover of Rolling Stone and Just Like Me.
Ramsey Lewis enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with Sun Goddess, which will peak at No12 during a fourteen-week run on the chart.
Margaret Thatcher is elected leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, making her the first woman to head a major political party in Britain. Her actions as Conservative leader will inspire numerous songs, including Stand Down Margaret [1980] by The Beat; Margaret On The Guillotine [1988] by Morrissey; The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies [2011] by Pete Wylie; Tramp the Dirt Down [1989] by Elvis Costello and I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher [1979] by Notsensibles.


Supertramp, led by Swindon-born Rick Davies, enter the singles chart for the first time with Dreamer, which will peak at No13.
The Grateful Dead begin recording their eighth studio album, Blues for Allah at Ace's, Mill Valley, California, USA.
Chicago-blues duo Homesick James and Snooky Pryor record Crossroads, Careless Love, Nothing But Trouble and other tracks for Caroline Records, at Chalk Farm Studios, Chalk Farm, London, UK. The tracks will be released on the LP Homesick James And Snooky Pryor.
New Orleans pianist and singer Professor Longhair records his live album, Live On The Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California, USA, at a private party hosted by Paul McCartney.
Boz Scaggs releases the album Slow Dancer on CBS Records in the UK.
Rod Stewart confirms that he has left the UK and intends to live permanently in the USA, where he will apply for citizenship.
Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is born in North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.
Pioneering openly lesbian comedienne and recording artist Moms Mabley dies aged 81, of heart failure in White Plains, New York State, USA.
Lauryn Hill, Fugees singer and solo performer, is born in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.
Eric Clapton records his version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door in Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
Black Oak Arkansas play at The Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
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Georgios Panayiotou, later to be known as George Michael, is given a drum kit for his twelfth birthday.
Just four days after becoming divorced from her former partner, Sonny Bono, Cher marries Greg Allman, but the pair separate ten days later.
When Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays at the Other End in Greenwich Village, New York City, Bob Dylan joins him on stage.
Gordon Lightfoot and Maria Muldaur play as part of The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Marley and the Wailers play at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Give A Little Bit by The Bay City Rollers reaches No1 in the UK pop singles chart.
Hopeful young UK band The Jam audition for a slot on tv talent show Opportunity Knocks. They fail.
Bruce Springsteen releases his third album, Born to Run, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Joe Don Rooney is born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA. He will find success as the guitarist in country rock band Rascal Flatts.
George Harrison enters the UK albums chart with Extra Texture (Read All About It), which will peak at No16 during a four-week run.
Lionel Richie marries his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in New York City, USA, for his Rolling Thunder Revue - planned as a traveling cavalcade of Dylan and his long-time musical comrades.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade of Bob Dylan and his long-time musical comrades, plays its first show, at the War Memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
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Queen release a new single, Bohemian Rhapsody, in the UK.
Still Crazy After All These Years by Paul Simon enters the Billboard album charts in the USA, on its way to No1.
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Sky High by Jigsaw enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No9 during an eleven-week run on the chart.
On a day off from his Rolling Thunder Revue tour, Bob Dylan visits the gravesite of beat generation writer Jack Kerouac, near Lowell, Massachusetts, USA.
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On a beach in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, a Cherokee Indian chief named Rolling Thunder directs a ceremony of prayers for Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue rock tour troupe.
Squeeze play at Sussex University, Brighton, Sussex, UK.
Chicago release the compilation album Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits, on Columbia Records in the USA. It will achieve 5x platinum sales.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Toys In The Attic tour, Aerosmith play in Davenport, Iowa, USA.
Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention is the new No1 single on the Billboard R’n’B chart in the USA.
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 Brandeis University, Shapiro Gymnasium, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.
Black Sabbath release a double-album compilation, We Sold Our Soul For Rock’n’Roll, on NEMS Records in the UK.
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