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George Harrison of The Beatles returns to London, England, UK, after having spent Christmas in Woodstock, New York State, USA, with Bob Dylan.
The Beatles album Yellow Submarine is released in Germany on Apple Records.
The Grateful Dead play in The Labor Temple, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the album Nashville Skyline, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Iron Butterfly play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fleetwood Mac play at Mothers, Erdington, Birmingham, UK. Deejay for the night is John Peel.
The James Gang, featuring Joe Walsh, play at Something Different, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Stephen Dale Petit is born in California, USA. He will find acclaim as a blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, after moving to London, UK, in the mid-1980s.
The Monkees play in The Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ten Years After play at The Civic Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
The Who play at The Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline, Scotland.
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A High Court judge in London, England, UK, Europe, grants an interim injunction delaying release of the first Humble Pie single. There is a dispute between Frampton and his previous management company, Double R Productions, Ltd.
The Monkees are working on the songs Penny Music, Kitty Hawk and Steam Engine, in Western Recorders, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Who play the second of three nights at The Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Roland Kirk.
Bob Dylan's latest single, I Threw It All Away, enters the UK singles chart where it will peak at No30 during a six-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Stand! for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. The song is a cover version of an original by Sly And The Family Stone.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Industrial Club, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
Steppenwolf play the second of two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
While on holiday with his wife Linda near Marseilles, France, Europe, Paul McCartney of The Beatles sends a postcard to Ringo Starr.
Long John Baldry plays during a week of cabaret at Tito's, Stockton-On-Tees, England, UK, Europe.
Peter Sarstedt plays at The Civic Centre, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Albert King plays at The Cue Club, Madision, Wisconsin, USA.
The Mothers Of Invention play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys play in Manchester, England, UK, supported by Paul Revere And The Raiders.
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With a photo-call in Hyde Park, London, UK,The Rolling Stones announce that the replacement for Brian Jones is Mick Taylor, formerly of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
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The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The Buddy Miles Express and The Sir Douglas Quintet.
Janis Joplin and the Kosmic Blues Band play at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, USA.
Jack Nicholson attends a preview of the film Easy Rider at the Museum Of Modern Art, New York City, USA. The two central characters in the film, played by Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, are based on the personalities of Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds.
Sonny James reaches No1 on the Billboard Country singles chart in the USA with his cover version of the 1959 Johnny Preston hit Running Bear.
Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull play at The Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
Frank Sinatra records Forget To Remember and Goin' Out Of My Head, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for Reprise Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson make their tv debut on the Miss Black America Pageant in Madison Square Garden, New York City, on US tv.
Frank Sinatra records Watertown, Elizabeth, and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Reprise Records.
The R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association Of America) awards a gold disc to the hit single Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones.
Today's edition of The Beatles Book monthly magazine in the UK, includes a record collecting supplement. Response from readers will prove positive enough to launch the supplement separately as Record Collector magazine in March 1980.
Marvin Gaye completes work on the song How Can I Forget, at Hitsville Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Vanilla Fudge release a new album, Rock And Roll, in the USA on Atco Records.
The Band release a new single, Up On Cripple Creek, in the USA.
Humble Pie fly out of the UK to begin their first tour of the USA.
The American Folk, Blues And Gospel Festival 69, starring Albert King, Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree plays at The Market Hall, Carlisle, UK.
Donovan plays the final show of a 29-date American tour at The Honolulu International Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Down On the Corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival reaches No1 in the Canadian singles chart.
Jethro Tull play the second of two nights at The Riviera Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The trial of Jimi Hendrix on drugs charges continues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hendrix admits that he had often used drugs but denies the specific incident with which he is charged.
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The Grateful Dead play at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Jimmy Cliff scores his first hit in the USA when Wonderful World, Beautiful People enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart, where it will peak at No7.
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Spirit play the last of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Badfinger are recorded live in Hilversum, Holland, Europe, for the Dutch tv show Spectacular.