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Journey play at The Riviera Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin score eight first prizes in the Hot Licks poll in New Zealand, Oceania. Their wins in the poll are - best group in the world; world's finest vocalist for Robert Plant; world's foremost guitarist and producer for Jimmy Page; No1 bassist and third-best keyboardist for John Paul Jones; world's greatest drummer for John Bonham. Page and Plant are also awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones takes first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Elvin Bishop makes a live appearance at Peaches Records, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Pure Prairie League and The Atlanta Rhythm Section play at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Jackson Browne begins recording sessions at The Sound Factory, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA for what will become his fourth album, The Pretender.
Kiss play at The Forum, Inglewood, California, USA, supported by Montrose.
Kiss release a new single, Shout It Out Loud, on Casablanca Records in the USA.
The 101ers, featuring The Clash's future frontman Joe Strummer, play at Gringo's, Ghent, Belgium, Europe.
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On their Gimme Back My Bullets tour, Lynyrd Skynyrd play at McNichols Arena, Denver, Colorado, USA.
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons is the No1 single in the UK.
AC/DC are presented with gold record awards for both High Voltage and TNT, in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The final edition of It's Cliff Richard And Friends, the second weekly tv variety series starring Cliff Richard, is broadcast in the UK on BBC-1.
Dave Kapp, who signed artists including The Andrews Sisters, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Bing Crosby and The Ink Spots Decca Records impressive hillbilly artists catalogue, dies aged 71 at Doctors Hospital, New York City, USA.
Jackson Browne begins recording sessions for his fourth album, The Pretender, with producer Jon Landau. The sessions will, however, be abandoned on the 25th when Browne's wife Phyllis Major commits suicide.
Rick Wakeman plays at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Who play the first of two nights at The Pavilion de Paris, Paris, France, Europe.
The musical Your Arms Too Short To Box With God is presented at The Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run on Broadway for 429 performances. The musical is based on the Biblical Book of Matthew.