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Prog Rock

The Graham Bond Organisation, supported by John Lee's Groundhogs, play at The Marquee, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd sign their first recording contract with EMI Records in London, England, UK, Europe.
Michel Legrand records Je Vivrai Sans Toi, La Musique A Papa, Les Muses and La Lune for MGM Records in Los Angeles, California, USA, but the tracks will not be released.
UK management company Blackhill Enterprises dissolves its six-way partnership with Pink Floyd.
The Strawbs release their debut single, Oh How She Changed, on A+M Records in the USA.
The Nice play at Bluesville, Manor House, London, England, UK, Europe.
Freddie King plays at The Blues Loft, High Wycomb, England, UK, Europe, supported by Steamhammer.
King Crimson play in Cook's Ferry Inn, London, UK.
The Moody Blues are recording their forthcoming album A Question Of Balance in Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England, UK, Europe.
Pink Floyd play at The Opera House, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
The first of two days of the Big Gig Festival, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. Over the two days, bands including Santana, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant, Family, Rare Bird and Colosseum will play live.
The fifth and final day of the Isle Of Wight Festival, East Afton Farm, Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, features The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Donovan, Richie Havens, Ralph McTell, Kris Kristofferson, Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues, Pentangle, Free, Heaven and Good News.
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Dick Graham, former vocalist, flautist and bassist with British band Atomic Rooster, joins prog band Skin Alley.
Jethro Tull play at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Pink Floyd spend the last of twelve days in a rehearsal room in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, London, UK, working on the music that will become their album Dark Side Of The Moon.
The No1 album in the Billboard Albums chart in the USA as the year begins is Seventh Sojourn by The Moody Blues on Threshold Records.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Palasport, Bologna, Italy, Europe.
Rush play at The Felt Forum, New York City, USA.
Genesis begin a seven-month world tour with a show in Vancouver, Canada.
Rush play in the Memorial Auditorium, Utica, New York State, USA.
Rush play the last of five nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Budgie play at Words, St. Albans, UK.
It is reported that Psychic TV has lost two members, Peter Christopherson and Geoff Rushton, but that founder Genesis P. Orridge is planning to continue the band.
Hawkwind, supported by Bronz, play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
Yes play in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.
On their first British tour since 1980, Uriah Heep play at The TV Club, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
The Lloyd-Langton Group plays at The Manor Ballroom, Ipswich, England, UK, Europe.
On their Ultimate Silly Tour, Haze play the first of two nights at The Casablanca Club, The Orkneys, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Pallas play at The Ritzy, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, Europe.
Barclay James Harvest play at The Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany, Europe.
Jethro Tull is inducted into The National Association of Brick Manufacturers Hall Of Fame in New York City, USA, because their album Thick As A Brick has raised public awareness of the product.
Production crews for the imminent Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert move into Wembley Stadium, London, England, UK, Europe, to begin constructing the stage and set on which the surviving members of Queen will perform with a host of guest stars.
Nirvana play at the Maritime History Museum Park, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
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Pink Floyd complete their Division Bell tour with a show at Earl's Court, London, England, UK. It has been the highest-grossing tour ever to that date.
Oceansize play at Rock City, Nottingham, England, UK.
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Muse play the second of two nights at Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, supported by Biffy Clyro.
Internet search engine Google's front page celebrates what would have been the 65th birthday of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury with a "Google Doodle" animation depicting the singer acting out the lyrics of the band's 1979 single Don't Stop Me Now. Unfortunately, his birthday was actually September 5...
Martin Barre, best-known as the guitarist of Jethro Tull, plays at Tavistock Wharf, Devon, UK.
Styx play at Los Angeles County Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Sonata Arctica play at The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
In an interview on CNN, David Gilmour says that The Endless River will mark the end of Pink Floyd's recording career.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Main Square Festival, Arras, France, Europe. Also on the bill are Skip The Use, Rival Sons, Twin Atlantic and Circa Waves.
On their Drones tour, Muse play at The Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA, supported by X Ambassadors.
Dream Theater release their thirteenth album, The Astonishing, on Roadrunner Records worldwide.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play the fifth of six nights at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, Europe.
On their 25th Anniversary Of Images And Words tour, Dream Theater play at The Eevntim Apollo, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Not Dead Yet tour Phil Collins plays the last of five nights at AccorHotels Arena, Paris, France, Europe.
Phil Collins is among the artists playing at The British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park, London, England, UK, Europe.