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After six weeks in the Top Ten of the NME's UK albums chart, Bob Dylan's album New Morning takes a tumble to No15.
Black Sabbath, Curved Air and Freedom play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK.
Black Sabbath, Freedom and Curved Air play at Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Ginger Baker's Airforce play at the Polytechnic, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Elton John records Levon and Goodbye, at Trident Studios in London, UK, for his album Madman Across The Water. He also fits in a gig at Bradford University, Bradford, UK.
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Black Sabbath play in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Boat Club, Nottingham, UK.
John Entwistle, bassist of The Who, releases a solo single, I Believe In Everything, in the UK. It is drawn from his solo album Smash Your Head Against The Wall.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, Florida.
Roberta Flack records Let It Be Me, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Didn't We and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will appear on her album Quiet Fire.
Carmen McRae records Behind The Face for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Mama's Pearl by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson peaks at No25 in the UK Pop Singles chart.
Fleetwood Mac play at The Kinetic Circus, Birmingham, UK.
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David Sandler, a musical associate of The Beach Boys, makes a demo recording, Sing Out A Song, in Brian Wilson
The first "electric Western" movie musical Zachariah is released to cinemas in West Germany, Europe. The film stars John Rubenstein, Patricia Quinn and Don Johnson, but is perhaps best-remembered for its cameo appearances by Country Joe And The Fish, Elvin Jones, Doug Kershaw, The James Gang, White Lightning and The New York Rock Ensemble. It will lose almost $1.5m.
Thin Lizzy play at the Alex Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Black Sabbath play at the Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
When Uriah Heep play at The Alex Disco in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, they are inspired to call their next album Salisbury.
Maybe Tomorrow by The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, enters the Billboard Black Singles chart, where it will peak at No3 during an eight-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan.
Wishbone Ash leave the UK to begin their second tour of the USA, a six-week jaunt, including support slots with The Who, Ten Years After and Black Sabbath.
Ten Years After, supported by Mylon LeFevre and Holy Smoke, play an afternoon show at the Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, Maryland, USA. Fans without tickets tear down the fences and set fire to the security shed.
Black Sabbath play in The Sports Stadium, Orlando, Florida, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Rolling Stones begin a $29m legal suit against former manager Allen Klein, claiming that he had failed to properly represent the band’s interests.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights in the Old Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The tv special, Goin' Back to Indiana, starring The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson is broadcast in the USA on ABC-tv, with guests Bill Cosby and The Smothers Brothers.
Unhappy with the musical direction of Humble Pie, guitarist and vocalist Peter Frampton announces that he is leaving to pursue a solo career.
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.
Neil Young is working on recording of the instrumentals Gator Rag, Gator Rag 2 and Gator Stomp with the Stray Gators.
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.
Colosseum play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, supported by Uriah Heep.
Pink Floyd play at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mose Allison releases a new album, Western Man, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Ringo Starr enters the Billboard US Top 40 albums chart with Ringo's Rotogravure which will peak at No28 during a six-week run. The album features guest appearances by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton.
San Francisco-based Latin-rock pioneers Santana play in The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Yes play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by Jonathan Swift.
Sly and the Family Stone release a new single, Family Affair, in the USA.
San Francisco hippy rock pioneers The Grateful Dead play at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Heads, Hands and Feet play at the Starkers, Devizes.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with No Matter How I Try, which will peak at No5.
The Modern Lovers, led by Jonathan Richman, play at Uncle Sam's Dance Palace in the Hotel Continental, Cambridge Common, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the University of Maine, Bangor, Maine, USA, with The Byrds and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol2 enters the Billboard US albums chart where it will peak at No14 during a seventeen-week run.
The Herbie Mann Septet records Family Affair, You’ve Got A Friend, Let It Be Me and other tracks, for Atlantic Records in New York City.
Liverpool band The Fourmost are appearing as The Four Policemen in the pantomime Aladdin, at The Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales. The Princess in this production, Nicky Stevens, will later become a member of The Brotherhood of Man.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.