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When much-loved pub venue The Hope And Anchor holds its Closing Down Concert in Islington, London, UK, performers include Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson and Gary Moore [all of Thin Lizzy] plus The Troggs, Rat Scabies and Larry Wallis.
When Status Quo play at Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK, they are due to be filmed by ATV television. Unfortunately, the tv crew is dispatched to the village of Bingley in Yorkshire, 200 miles distant.
A former juice bar in Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana, is opened as a club named Tipitina's, after a much-loved song by Professor Longhair. The club will flourish and become a focal point for New Orleans music.
The Eagles' latest album, Hotel California, hits No1 in the USA for the first of several times, and is certified platinum. It will go on to sell over nine million copies in the USA alone.
Kiss play in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She will find fame as internationally successful singer, songwriter and human rights campaigner Shakira.
Swindon-born Moody Blues' vocalist Justin Hayward releases his first solo LP, Songwriter, in the UK.
Electric Light Orchestra play to a crowd of 17,300 in Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with A Secret Place which will peak at No31 during a six-week run.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones is arrested in Toronto, Ontario, Canada after police find $4,000 worth of heroin in his room. Soon after, his office calls in heroin treatment expert Dr Meg Patterson in an attempt to try to cure Richards.
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Status Quo play at Ostseehalle, Kiel, Germany, Europe.
Black Sabbath begin a European tour at The Pavillon De Paris, Paris, France, with AC/DC in support.
Kraftwerk release their sixth album, Trans-Europe Express.
Weather Report play at The Uptown Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Eagles open a European tour with the first of four nights at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London.
On the third leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas, USA, supported by Foreigner. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO), begin recording the LP Out Of The Blue at Musicland Studios, Arabella House, Munich, Germany, Europe.
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Beatlemania! a Broadway stage-show tribute to the music of The Beatles, starring sound- and look-alikes, opens at The Winter Garden Theater, New York City, USA, to rave reviews.
The Jam pull out of the White Riot UK tour with The Clash when a dispute arises about lighting costs.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends, 10cc play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Weather Report play at The Ivanhoe, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Weather Report play at The Memorial Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Genesis play the third of four nights at The Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe, during which they record some tracks for a live double LP, Seconds Out.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends, 10cc play the first of two nights at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the second of two nights at The Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, supported by The Yellow Rose Band. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the fourth leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at North Dakota State University, Frago, North Dakota, USA, supported by The Yellow Rose Band. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
When The Clash's gig at Digbeth Rag Market, Birmingham, UK, is cancelled, fans waiting outside the venue in frustration are angered to notice that the band is watching them from a CBS limousine.
Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy is certified as a Gold single by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Kenny Loggins releases his first solo single, I Believe In Love, to radio stations in the USA.
UK punk band The Adverts release their most successful single, Gary Gilmore's Eyes.
The Boomtown Rats play at The Nashville, London, UK.
When Bing Crosby plays the last American concert of his career, the power fails but he continues the show, singing without amplification.
Weather Report play at The Falkoner Teatret, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Weather Report play at the Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark.
Dire Straits play an open-air show on Clapham Common, London, UK, in the afternoon. Later, they play at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, UK.
Touring in support of their fifth LP Deceptive Bends, 10cc play the second of two nights at Apollo Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
The Clash release a new single, Complete Control, in the UK.
Jay Wayne Jenkins is born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He will find success as the rapper and actor Young Jeezy.
The Electric Light Orchestra, aka ELO, release their seventh studio LP, Out Of The Blue on Jet Records in the UK.
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Ten London-based record companies have their walls sprayed with the slogan 'Sign Siouxsie Now' - as part of a graffiti campaign on behalf of unsigned punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
While Sammy Davis Jr. is headlining, The Twin Coaches Club on Route 51 in Rostraver Township, Pittsburgh, POennsylvania, USA, burns to the ground.
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Keith Moon, drummer of The Who, visits The Rolling Stones during their recording sessions for the album Some Girls in Paris, France, Europe. At the Ritz Hotel, Moon is arrested and jailed for rowdy behaviour, but is bailed by The Stones' lawyers the next morning.
Abba begin a four week run at No1 on the UK pop singles chart with The Name Of The Game.
The Runaways come to the end of a UK tour with a show at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK.
The album Down Two, Then Left by Boz Scaggs is awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Leonard Cohen releases a new single, Memories, in the UK, Spain, West Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, on CBS Records. The b-side, Don't Go Home With Your Hard On, features Bob Dylan singing harmony vocals.
Dire Straits play at Champers Wine Bar, London, UK.
How Deep Is Your Love by The Bee Gees becomes the first of six singles on RSO Records to consecutively hit the US No1 slot. It is followed by Player - Baby Come Back, Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive, Andy Gibb - Love Is Thicker Than Water, Bee Gees - Night Fever and finally, If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman, giving impressario Robert Stigwood's label a resounding five months domination of the chart.
Touring in support of his album Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf plays in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
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