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The Royal Variety Performance, held at the London Palladium, London, UK, is transmitted on UK tv, featuring Count Basie and his Orchestra, Telly Savalas and Charles Aznavour.
Willie Nelson plays the second of three nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chicago release the compilation album Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits, on Columbia Records in the USA. It will achieve 5x platinum sales.
Singer Feargal Sharkey is invited to audition for The Undertones in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. He gets the job.
The 101ers play at The Hope And Anchor, London, UK.
Weather Report play at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.
The freighter Edmund Fitzgerald sinks in a storm, resulting in the deaths of her entire crew of 29 men, on Lake Superior, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan, USA. The story of the wreck will be immortalised in the popular song The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Canadian folk songer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot.
Queen begin rehearsals for their upcoming tour at Elstree Studios, near London, UK. While there, the band also films the ground-breaking video for Bohemian Rhapsody.
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