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Linda Ronstadt appears on UK tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Trapeze play at Barbarella's, Manchester, UK.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, are :

1. Disco Duck, Part 1 - Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots (RSO)

2. Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)

3. Love So Right - The Bee Gees (RSO)

4. Just To Be Close To You - The Commodores (Motown)

5. Muskrat Love - The Captain And Tennille (A+M)

6. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners (Atlantic)

7. Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (Columbia)

9. Fernando - ABBA (Atlantic)

10. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)

A son, Joseph Sumner, is born to Frances Tomelty, actress and first wife of Sting ([real name, Gordon Sumner].
Andy Fairweather Low plays at Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Nazareth play at The Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland.
Patti Smith plays at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA.
Cado Belle play at The Top Rank, Brighton, UK.
Loudon Wainwright III records a live session for Radio 1 deejay John Peel in London, UK.
The Eagles play at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, supported by J.D. Souther.
Jazz guitarist Irving Ashby records Shivers and Funkville U.S.A. in Los Angeles, California, USA, for his RCA Records album Guitar Player. Hampton Hawes plays piano on the session.
Singer-songwriter, recording artist and music producer Daniel Santacruz is born in New Jersey, USA.
Man play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK, supported by Alcatraz.
Radio Birdman play a live set for a radio bradcast in Double Jay Studio, Sydney, Australia.
Brian Robertson, guitarist of Thin Lizzy, is injured at The Speakeasy Club, London, England, UK, Europe, when Gordon Hunte, guitarist of the band Gonzalez attacks Scottish vocalist Frankie Miller with a broken bottle. Robertson intercepts the attacker but suffers serious damage to tendons in his hand, obliging Thin Lizzy to cancel their upcoming tour of the USA.
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Abba arrive at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, on a promotional visit.
Caravan play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Brian Wilson performs Back Home, from the Beach Boys' latest album 15 Big Ones, on the Mike Douglas Show on tv in the USA.
Lynn Anderson is the musical guest on this week's edition of The Bobby Vinton Show on tv in the USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis, brandishing a Derringer pistol, drives to Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and demands that Elvis Presley should come out to speak with him. Elvis declines. Jerry Lee goes home.
Mud play at The Locarno, Portsmouth, UK.