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As the new decade opens, the No1 song in the UK pop singles chart is Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris.
Poco and Lee Michaels play the second of two nights at the Terrace Ballroom, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Revered country music fiddler and recording artist Clayton McMichen dies in Battletown, Kentucky, USA.
Sam Gopal play at The Marquee Club
, London, supported by Sun.
and Pony play at The Star, Croydon, UK.
Writing On The Wall play at The Marquee Club
, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Hard Meat.
Savoy Brown play at The Fillmore West
, San Francisco, California, USA.
Dion plays the last of four nights at The Mainpoint, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
opens a month-long season at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The shows are recorded for the live album On Stage
play the first of three nights at The Trolley Club, Seattle, Washington, USA.
play at the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Cold Blood, Doug Kershaw and Commander Cody
, Sha-Na-Na, The Coasters and The Platters
play at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
play at Indianapolis Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
's group Steel Mill a $1,000 recording contract after they make a three song demo at his Fillmore Recording Studio in San Francisco, California, USA. They turn it down.
Powerful promoter Bill Graham offers
plays at Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada, he is joined briefly on stage by blues and jazz singer/guitarist and songwriter Lonnie Johnson
, who recently suffered a stroke. Walking with the aid of a cane, Johnson sings a couple of songs with Buddy Guy
and receives a standing ovation. It will prove to be his final stage appearance.
Syd Barrett, formerly of Pink Floyd
, records a live session for BBC Radio's John Peel
Show in London, England, UK, Europe.
Taste play in The Marquee Club
, London, England, UK, Europe.
Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young release the album Déjà Vu on Atlantic Records
in the USA.
Ray Reyes is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a member of Latin-pop boy band Menudo
, Vera Jonson, Marc Brierley and Richard Digance perform in a concert In Aid Of Shelter at International Students House, Great Poertland Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff records Come And Carry Me Home at Island Studios, London, for Blue Note
The Festival Express tour, featuring Janis Joplin
, The Grateful Dead
, Buddy Guy
, The Band and others, plays in Winnipeg, Canada. The tour is unusual in that the artists all travel together on a train.
A new music series, Disco 2
, begins on BBC2 tv in the UK with a special edition devoted entirely to Bob Dylan
R'n'b/soul vocalist Baby Huey
dies aged 26 from a dug-related heart attack in a room in the Roberts Motel on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. During the 1960s, he had pioneered a style which influenced the emergence of hip hop music.
San Francisco band Jefferson Airplane
play at the Roberts Athletic Center, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
play the first of five nights at the Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Love and The James Gang play the third of four nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Black Sabbath