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Quincy Jones is appointed music director for the 43rd annual Academy Awards (aka The Oscars) program.
On their Wall of Dolls tour, Golden Earring play at Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
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.
Black Sabbath, Curved Air and Freedom play at The Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
John Lennon 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.
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Percy Sledge records Love Is A Job for Atlantic Records in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA.
Janis Joplin releases a new single, Me And Bobby McGee, in the USA.
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B.B. King, Ballin'jack and Christian Rapid play the third of four nights at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Eric Clapton flies to the USA to complete mixing work as producer of a new album by Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Black Sabbath play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the Student Refectory, Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Barclay James Harvest play at Neeld Hall, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.
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.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson release a new single, Mama's Pearl, in the UK.
Black Sabbath 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 Jr in founding the Motown Records empire and supporting local charities.
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Paul Simon, 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.
Santana record Taboo at Columbia Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
It's Too Late by Carole King begins five weeks at No1 on Billboard's best-selling US singles chart. On the same day, King's album Tapestry reaches No1 in the Billboard US albums chart for the first of fiteen weeks.
Revered big-band trumpeter Charlie Shavers dies aged 71 of throat cancer in New York City, USA. Shavers worked with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra.
Black Sabbath, Humble Pie and Yes play the first of two nights at The Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York State, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama.
Jefferson Airplane play at Wall Stadium, Wall, New Jersey, USA.
The Who play the second of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas.
Black Sabbath 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.
Led Zeppelin 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.
Eddie Kendricks, Gladys Knight, The Honey Cone and Bobby Hutton appear on the first nationally-syndicated episode of r'n'b tv show Soul Train. The show is based in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan 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.
In a syndicated column in the New York Post, journalist Pete Hamill publishes a story about the evolving tradition of tying yellow ribbons round trees or gateposts to welcome returning prisoners back to their homes. The story will inspire songwriters Irwin Levine and Larry Brown to compose Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree, which will become a huge hit in 1973 for Tony Orlando And Dawn.
Rick Nelson 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.]
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The Residents, accompanied by the Mysterious Nigel Senada and Snakefinger, play on Audition Night at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Acoustic guitar virtuoso John Fahey releases the LP America on Takoma Records in the USA.
Sly and the Family Stone release a new single, Family Affair, on Epic Records in the USA.
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B.B. King's nineteenth studio LP, B.B.King In London, is released on Probe Records in the UK. Contributors to the album include Ringo Starr, Steve Winwood, Peter Green, Dr. John, Steve Marriott, Duster Bennett, Jerry Ragovoy and Pete Wingfield.
Heads, Hands and Feet play at Starkers, Devizes, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, with The Byrds and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Disgruntled fan Trevor Charles Howell pushes Frank Zappa off the stage at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe, inflicting multiple injuries and leaving him bound to a wheelchair.
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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.