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And His Orchestra play the last of six nights at Eastwood Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
And His Band record I'm Nobody's Baby and In A Moonboat, with vocalist Gwen Jones for Regal Zonophone Records in London, England, UK. At the same session they also record When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano and Lovely Old Lady with vocalist Tony Morris.
is appearing live at The Fairmount Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
With The Enrico Intra Group are recorded performing That Old Devil Moon, The More I See You
, Time After Time, Autumn Leaves and other tracks for Mercury Records
in Milan, Italy, Europe. None of these tracks will be released.
records Sad Story
, You Only See What You Wanna See, I Can't Hold Your Letters and other tracks at Bell Sound Studio, 237 West 54th Street, New York City, USA.
Records receives the Dignity Award at The First Annual Dignity Projection Night in Ford Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
, Ray Charles
, Martha And The Vandellas
, Dionne Warwick
, Tom Jones
, The Ronettes
, Gary Lewis
And The Playboys, Cannibal And The Headhunters
, The Dave Clark Five
and Little Anthony
And The Imperials and others appear in the two-hour long tv special It's What's Happening, Baby, hosted by Murray The K in the USA.
collapses onstage while performing with Marvin Gaye
at Hampden-Sydney College, near Farmville, Virginia, USA. Gaye quickly responds by grabbing her by the arms and helping her offstage. Soon after, doctors will diagnose a malignant tumour on the right side of her brain.
, Fruit Of The Loom and Tiers play in The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
, dressed as a gorilla, invades the stage during an Iggy Pop
performance at Richards Nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
by The Detroit Spinners enters the UK Popular Singles Chart, where it will peak at No7 during a ten-week run on the chart. The musical feel and structure of this song will inspire Elvis Costello
to write his second single, Alison
, in 1977.
Can You Feel It
by The Jacksons, written by Michael Jackson
and Jackie Jackson, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No6 during a fifteen week run.
holds a preview of his album Bad
at his home in Encino, California, USA, to which he invites fifty top record merchandisers.
buys Sycamore Ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, California, USA, for a mere $28m. It will become world-famed as Neverland.
On his Bad tour, Michael Jackson
returns to play at the Mungersdorfer Stadium, Cologne, Germany, Europe, for the second time in this month.
The Stooges' guitarist Ron Asheton, aged 60, is found dead at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Cause of death is thought to have been a heart attack.
A nude photograph
, taken in 1979, sets a new record when it sells for $37,500 (£26,000) at Christie's auction house in New York City, USA.
, one of the most in-demand studio drummers in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, dies of a brain aneurysm aged 62. Wells played on recordings by Charley Pride
, The Statler Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Foster And Lloyd, Jo-El Sonnier and many more.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, USA, announces that it is cancelling Ted Nugent’s appearance
scheduled for August 4. They state that the cancellation has come about because the casino has recently been made aware of, "Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks".
play at Underground Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.