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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.
Caravan 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.
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show premieres on tv in the USA.
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.
Elvis Presley opens a month-long season at the International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The shows are recorded for the live album On Stage.
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Golden Earring play the first of three nights at The Trolley Club, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The first recital of music played by a quartet of electronic Moog Synthesisers is held at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA, under the direction of Gershon Kingsley.
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Imagination play at The Speakeasy, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Beach Boys are working on the final mix of Susie Cincinnati in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Doors play at the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Cold Blood, Doug Kershaw and Commander Cody.
Tommy Roe records Stir It Up And Serve It, which will be released as a single by ABC Records in the USA.
Rufus Thomas plays at The 20 Grand Ballroom, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Delaney And Bonnie and Friends, including Eric Clapton, play the first of two nights at The Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Albert King, Sha-Na-Na, The Coasters and The Platters play at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
The Byrds play at Indianapolis Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, perform ABC and I Want You Back on tv series American Bandstand in the USA.
Steppenwolf and Bubble Puppy play in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
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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.
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When Buddy Guy 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.
The Steve Miller Band, Allmanjoy and Linn County play the last of three nights at The Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Syd Barrett, formerly of Pink Floyd, records a live session for BBC Radio's John Peel Show in London, England, UK, Europe.
James Brown records A Man Has To Go Back To The Crossroads for Bethlehem Records, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Taste play in The Marquee Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz pianist Ray Bryant records My Cherie Amour, written by Stevie Wonder, for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
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.
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage play the second of two nights at The New Orleans House, Berkeley, California, USA.
John Mayall, Taj Mahal and Leon Thomas play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Leon Rosselson, 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.
ABC by the Jackson 5, featuring Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
Jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff records Come And Carry Me Home at Island Studios, London, for Blue Note Records.
The musical Look To The Lillies, with songs by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, closes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of just 25 performances.
Free perform All Right Now on UK tv show Top Of The Pops.
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Eric Clapton's newly formed group Derek And The Dominos makes its first live appearance at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe, with former Traffic member Dave Mason on guitar.
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.
UK music weekly Music Now reports that British band Ashton, Gardner And Dyke has been signed to a five-year worldwide recording contract by Capitol Records in the USA.
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.
Black Sabbath play the first of five nights at the Whiskey A Go Go, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Derek And The Dominos, featuring Eric Clapton, play at Fairgrounds Coliseum, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Love and The James Gang play the third of four nights at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
T.Rex release their first album, T.Rex, in the UK on Fly Records. The band had previously been known as Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Canned Heat, The Youngbloods and the Blues Image, play the first of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.