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The musical Charlie Girl is performed at The Adephi Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of over five years.
The musical Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, is performed at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,847 performances.
Electrical And Musical Industries officially changes its name to EMI Ltd. The reason for the change is said to be that the original name no longer reflects the company's wide span of activities and interests, and also that the initials EMI have long since been the company's primary means of identification throughout the world.
Alice Cooper releases a new album, Killer, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
On their Wall of Dolls tour, Golden Earring play at Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
The top-rated DJ in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Aku (real name Hal Lewis) on KGMB radio is reported to have signed a 12-year contract at an annual salary of $400,000.
Carlos Santana headlines the Diamond Head Crater Festival in Hawaii, USA. Also on the bill is Buddy Miles.
Black Sabbath record the song After Forever, which will appear on their third LP Master Of Reality, at Island Studios, London, England, UK.
Dean Martin signs a new three-year, ten-LP recording contract with Reprise Records in the USA.
Evangelos-Phoebus Tassopoulos is born in Athens, Greece, Europe. Under the mononym Phoebus, he will find success as one of Greece's most successful pop and dance songwriters, selling over 3.5m records.
Mountain play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer (aka ELP) release their eponymous debut LP in the USA. The album's striking cover art is by English painter Nic Dartnell.
Eddy Grant suffers a heart attack, which forces him to quit his internationally successful band, The Equals.
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Three Dog Night file a suit seeking more than $600,000 in back royalties against Dunhill Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The LP Paranoid by Black Sabbath is released in Canada by Warner Bros Records.
The number one single in the USA as the year begins is My Sweet Lord by George Harrison.
Chris Potter is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a jazz saxophonist, releasing over 15 albums as a leader and performing as a sideman on more than 150 albums.
Quincy Jones is appointed music director for the 43rd annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) program.
Ray Charles performs a live show at the BBC TV Centre, Wood Lane, London, England, UK.
Jazz trumpet player Hobart Dotson dies in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. In a lengthy craeer he worked with The Flamingos,Joe Williams, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra and others.
Reporting on a collaboration between The Byrds and legendary country music banjo virtuoso Earl Scruggs, on the album Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends, the newspaper The Nashville Tennessean reports : "Gary Scruggs' hair is longer than Randy's, and the hair of most of the members of The Byrds is longer than that of Gary. In keeping with their acid rock tradition, theirs is very long. Wisps of it fall over the rims of their dark glasses. They got to know Earl Scruggs two years ago, just when country licks, especially on such instruments as the steel guitar, were first becoming a fad for hard rock groups."
Scottish rock band Nazareth turns fully professional.
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Amanda Blake, Charley Pride and Mickey Mantle appear on popular country music tv show Hee Haw in the USA.
The number one single in the UK as the year begins is I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds. The song is a cover of a 1955 original by Smiley Lewis.
On their In Rock tour, Deep Purple play in Rotterdam, Netherland, Europe.
Shirley Bassey appears on the tv show 'This Is Tom Jones', performing Something (by George Harrison), Fool On The Hill (by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) and A Little Help From My Friends (also By Lennon and McCartney) as a duet with Tom Jones.
Harry Nilsson plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.