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Prog Rock

Neat Change play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Yes.
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Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys, The Louvin Brothers, Bob Luman, Grandpa Jones, Margie Bowes, The Slater Sisters and Billy Thompson And His Melody Ramblers play in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Les Jeux Interdits, The Victoria Ballroom, Cambridge, England, UK.
Jokers Wild, a group including guitarist David Gilmour, later to join Pink Floyd, plays at Comberton College, Cambridge, England, UK.
The Syn play at the The City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, supported by The Shakedown Sound. The Syn line-up includes guitarist Peter Banks and bass player Chris Squire, who will go on to become founder-members of prog-rock pioneers Yes.
Chris Ingles, keyboardist of 90s US prog-rock band Shadow Gallery, is born in the USA.
Pink Floyd have a recording session, working on Corporal Clegg in Abbey Road Studios, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Pink Floyd play the first of two nights at The Piper Club, Rome, Italy, Europe.
Rotary Connection and Jethro Tull play at the MPLS Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
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King Crimson play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
A Salty Dog, the third LP by Procol Harum enters the Billboard best-selling albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No32.
Led Zeppelin's eponymous debut album is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A in the USA.
John Mayall, The MC5, The Stooges, Country Joe And The Fish, Alice Cooper, Up, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, The McCoys, Cat Mother, Frijid Pink, Rush, Savage Grace and others play in the Mount Clemens Pop Festival, Sportsman's Park, near New Haven, Michigan, USA.
The Moody Blues play at The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, supported by Humble Pie and Savage Grace.
Caravan, Jackson Heights and Trevor Billmuss play at The Town Hall, Leeds, UK.
Jeff Loomis is born in Menasha, Wisconsin, USA. he will find success as the guitarist of prog-metal band Nevermore.
Lee Kerslake, formerly drummer with The Gods, joins Uriah Heep, replacing their departed sticksman Iain Clarke.
The first day of a two-day rock festival is held at Radstadion Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. Artists appearing over the two days include Uriah Heep, Beck, Bogert And Appice (including Jeff Beck), Family, Strawbs, Osibisa, The Groundhogs, Thin Lizzy, Roy Wood's Wizzard, U.F.O., Ekseption, The Edgar Broughton band, Vinegar Joe, Gentle Giant and Chicken Shack.
Curved Air and Squeeze play at Surrey University, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK, Europe.
Styx release a new LP, Crystal Ball, in the USA. This record sees the debut of Tommy Shaw as the band's guitarist and vocalist, thus initiating their classic lineup.
The League Of Gentlemen, led by Robert Fripp, play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Barclay James Harvest play a free concert to 250,000 fans in front of The Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Promoted as 'the first laser-etched single' The Best Of Times by Styx is released in the UK.
Peter Gabriel plays in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The expanding young music tv network, MTV, gets 176,000 potential new viewers when it is picked up by Group W Cable in Los Angeles, California, USA.
When The Smiths record a live session in Maida Vale studios, London, England, UK, Europe, for BBC Radio One's John Peel show, Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis hears the song This Charming Man and suggests it should be their next single.
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On their Mama tour, Genesis play at Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The 1983 Readers' Poll in weekly pop paper Sounds in the UK, chooses Holy Diver by Dio as the best LP of the year, Annie Lennox as female singer, David Coverdale as Sex Object, Ritchie Blackmore as guitarist, Phil Collins as drummer and Boy George as Wally Of The Yaer
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play at Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters' Pros and Cons tour plays in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Haze play at The Granary, Bristol, England, UK, Europe.
Nick Mason (drummer of Pink Floyd) and Rick Fenn release the album Profiles, in the USA.
Roger Waters, formerly a member of Pink Floyd, begins a North American tour in support of his new album, Radio KAOS, in Rhode Island, USA.
On his Dark Side Of Moon Live tour, Roger Waters plays the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. His former Pink Floyd colleague Nick Mason joins him as a guest for the show.
Phil Collins receives the Johnny Mercer Award at the 41st Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, USA. Producer Phil Ramone receives The Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award and Taylor Swift gets The Hal David Starlight Award. New inductees to The Hall Of Fame include Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, David Foster, Johnny Mandel and Earth, Wind And Fire's Maurice White, Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Larry Dunn and Al McKay.
Following an unauthorised online leak Taylor Swift rush-releases her new single, Mine, to digital retailers two weeks earlier than planned.
Rush play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Rush play at The KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
On their Time Machine tour, Rush play at The Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Mike And The Mechanics play at The Sage, Gateshead, England, UK, Europe. The group has recently added Andrew Roachford as a featured vocalist.
Evanescence begin a tour in support of their third album, the self-titled Evanescence, with a show at The War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Infected Mushroom play the first of two nights at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Muse, supported by Biffy Clyro, play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The book Predators: The CIA's Drone War on al Qaeda by Brian Glyn Williams is published by Potomac Books in the USA and UK. When Matt Bellamy of Muse reads this book, he will be inspired to write the songs for the band's concept album Drones.
North Atlantic Oscillation play at The Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the second of two nights at The Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Phish play at Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America.
Baraka, Focus, Glass Hammer, Haken, Heavy Mellow, Moon Safari, Sons of Apollo, Steve Hackett, Stick Men and Thank You Scientist play in the Cruise To The Edge aboard MS Brilliance of the Seas, Tampa, Florida, USA.
On his Tomorrow's Modern Boxes tour, Thom Yorke plays at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.