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Syd Barrett, formerly of Pink Floyd, releases a solo album, The Madcap Laughs, on Harvest Records in the UK.
Crosby Stills Nash & Young make their UK debut at The Royal Albert Hall, London, in front of an audience that includes Paul McCartney of The Beatles, Donovan, Marsha Hunt and Julie Felix.
The Rob Hoeke Boogie Woogie Quartet spends the first of five days recording tracks for their Philips Records album Racing The Boogie, in Holland, Europe.
The Allman Brothers Band plays the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Spirit play at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, supported by Joe Cocker and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin attends the show and receives head and face injuries when his Jaguar is involved in a crash on the way home.
The Edgar Broughton Band plays at Poperama, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Simon And Garfunkel release a new single, Bridge Over Troubled Water, in the UK on CBS Records.
Jefferson Airplane record Mexico at Pacific High Recording Studio, San Francisco, for RCA Records. The track, a protest against US President Richard Nixon's anti-drug initiatives, will be released as a single.
Steve Miller, Allmanjoy and Linn County play the first of three nights at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Powerful promoter Bill Graham offers Bruce Springsteen'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.
Venus by Shocking Blue reaches No1 in the ARIA Sinlges Chart in Australia, Oceania, for thie first of two weeks.
Steppenwolf and Linda Ronstadt appear on the tv show Why Marry? in the USA.
Amory Kane plays at Bunjies Coffee House And Folk Cellar, London, England, UK, Europe.
Iron Butterfly play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The final overdub session for the Bob Dylan album Self Portrait is held in Columbia Records Music Row studio, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Charlie Daniels adds guitar and Albert W. Butler adds sax and clarinet to the song Alberta.
Jackson Browne records demos at Criterion Studios, Hollywood, California, including Doctor My Eyes and Jamaica Say You Will.
Caravan play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Dance Rooms, Salisbury.
ABC by the Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, enters the UK pop singles chart where it will peak at No8 during an eleven-week run.
B.B. King, Albert King and Mendelbaum play the second of four nights at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play their first major headlining concert, at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Black Sabbath play at Audimax der Freien Univesitat, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Elton John plays at The Country Club, Hampstead, London, UK.
Songwriter Charles Tobias dies, aged 71, in Manhasset, Long Island, New York State, USA. Among his best-remembered compositions are Merrily We Roll Along, Rose O'Day, Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer, Comes Love and Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else but Me).
Indian Puddin And Pipe play the first of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Tripsichord and Phanangawang.
The Youngbloods play the second of three nights at the Family Dog, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Joy of Cooking and Jeffrey Cain.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, release a new album, A Question Of Balance, in the UK. It will peak at No1 in the albums chart.
The Stooges play at Ungano's, New York City, USA. The show will be recorded and released as the album Have Some Fun: Live at Unganos. According to eye-witnesses, the club is packed and the audience includes Miles Davis and blues guitarist Johnny Winter.
Redbone, Kris Kristofferson, Mighty Baby, David Bromberg, Judas Jump, Kathy Smith and Rosalie Sorrels play on the first day of The Isle Of Wight Festival, at East Afton Farm, on the Isle Of Wight, UK. Officially, this is a three-day event, but in fact music takes place over a period of five days.
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The Allman Brothers Band releases a new album, Idlewild South, in the USA.
On a Chrysalis Records package tour, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and Tir Na Nog play at Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland.
During sessions for the album Pearl, San Francisco-based vocalist Janis Joplin records the Kris Kristofferson song Me And Bobby McGee in Los Angeles, California, USA, for Columbia Records.
On a Chrysalis Records package tour, Jethro Tull, Procol Harum and Tir Na Nog play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
The Jacques Loussier Trio begins a tour of Britain with a show at Hornsey Town Hall, London, UK.
Dave Mason, Mama Cass, Bread, John Fahey and Joy of Cooking play the second of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jacques Loussier Trio plays at The Adelphi, Slough, UK.
Jethro Tull play at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
ELP play at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK, supported by Black Sabbath.
Black Sabbath play a showcase gig for Warner Bros. executives at the tiny Ungano's Club, New York City, USA.
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Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Boz Scaggs and Ashton, Gardner and Dyke play the first of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Frank Zappa's Mothers Of Invention, Boz Scaggs and Ashton, Gardner and Dyke play the second of four nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jazz vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Leon Thomas plays at the Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany, Europe.
Fotheringay play at The University Of London, London, UK.
Elvis Presley plays at The Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
San Francsico band Jefferson Airplane play at Kingston Armory, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA.
Newly emerging singer-songwriter Elton John plays at Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA.
The Temptations complete recording of Just My Imagination at Hitsville USA Studios, Detroit, Michigan, USA, for Gordy Records.
Sly And The Family Stone, Pacific Gas And Electric, Dunn And McCashen and Little Sister play the last of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
David Crosby and members of The Grateful Dead are rehearsing in San Francisco, California, USA, for a performance at The Matrix the following day.
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