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is appointed music director for the 43rd annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) program.
play at Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
On their Wall of Dolls tour,
Mr. Bojangles by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
enters the Billboard
Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No9, during a thirteen-week run on the chart.
, Curved Air and Freedom play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
and Yoko Ono are interviewed by Tariq Ali and Robin Blackburn for the radical left wing publication, Red Mole, in their Tittenhurst Park home near Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK, Europe. The next day, inspired by the ideas put forward in the interview, Lennon will write his song Power To The People
flies to the USA to complete mixing work as producer of a new album by Buddy Guy
and Junior Wells.
play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
play at the Student Refectory, Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
The Bee Gees
record Walking Back To Waterloo, Irresponsible, Unreliable, Indispensible Blues and A Word Of Love at IBC Studios
, London, UK.
According to his passport, Johnny Cash
was admitted into Hawaii, USA, on this date.
play in Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe, supported by Jonathan Swift.
In the Michigan House Of Representatives, the Honorable John Conyers, Jr., acknowledges the achievements of Berry Gordy
in founding the Motown Records
empire and supporting local charities.
, Chicago and Carol King play at a benefit concert for U.S. Presidential candidate George McGovern.
Pete Cetera of rock band Chicago
undergoes five hours of emergency surgery after losing four teeth in a fight at a baseball game where four rednecks decided they didn't like the length of his hair.
A free folk-rock concert is held at Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, featuring Al Stewart
, Bridget St John, The Sutherland Brothers
, Marc Ellington and Colin Scot.
record Taboo at Columbia Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
, Humble Pie
and Yes play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
play at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
play in the Palermo Pop Festival, Parco Della Favorita, Palermo, Italy, Europe. Also on the bill are Stephane Grapelli, Livin’ Blues and The Spontaneous Music Ensemble.
Jazz vibraphone virtuoso Gary Burton records Handbags And Gladrags, General Mojo’s Well-Laid Plan and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records
Berkeley-based songwriter Country Joe
McDonald plays at the Oleo Strut, Killeen, Texas, USA.
play in The Municipal Gymnasium, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
Virtuoso jazz bassist and pianist Charles Mingus
records Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too and Quand L'amour Vient in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records
is in Studio C, Columbia Recording Studios, New York City, USA, working on Sammy's Song with David Bromberg
San Francsico band Santana
play in Onondaga County War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
is booed during an oldies show at a Madison Square
Garden, New York City, USA, when he plays some of his newer songs.
Incensed by the crowd's response, he will pen the song Garden Party
, which will go to No6 in the charts in the USA, heralding a new
period of success for the former teen idol. [Other acts performing on this night are Chuck Berry
, Bobby Rydell
, Bo Diddley
, The Shirelles
, The Coasters and Gary 'US' Bonds.]
, accompanied by the Mysterious Nigel Senada and Snakefinger, play on Audition Night at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco's pioneers of psychedelic rock The Grateful Dead
play at the Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The ground-breaking debut album Zero Time by pioneering electronic duo Tonto's Expanding Head Band, is released in the UK.
off the stage at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, inflicting multiple injuries and leaving him bound to a wheelchair.
Disgruntled fan Trevor Charles Howell pushes
Jazz guitarist and banjo player Fred Guy
, dies aged 74 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Guy spent many years working with Duke Ellington
, before moving to Chicago to run a ballroom.
The political protest song George Jackson by Bob Dylan
enters the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No33 during a four-week stay.