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On their Wall of Dolls tour, Golden Earring play at Musis Sacrum, Arnhem, Netherlands, Europe.
Reporting on a collaboration between The Byrds and legendary country music banjo virtuoso Earl Scruggs, on the album Earl Scruggs Performing With His Family And Friends, the newspaper The Nashville Tennessean reports : "Gary Scruggs' hair is longer than Randy's, and the hair of most of the members of The Byrds is longer than that of Gary. In keeping with their acid rock tradition, theirs is very long. Wisps of it fall over the rims of their dark glasses. They got to know Earl Scruggs two years ago, just when country licks, especially on such instruments as the steel guitar, were first becoming a fad for hard rock groups."
Black Sabbath record the song After Forever, which will appear on their third LP Master Of Reality, at Island Studios, London, England, UK.
Emerson Lake and Palmer (E.L.P.) release the album Emerson Lake And Palmer in the USA on Cotillion Records, clothed in a cover by fine artist Nic Dartnell, originally intended as a cover for the Spirit album Twelve Dreams Of Doctor Sardonicus.
Elton John makes his first appearance in the UK Singles Chart with Your Song, which will peak at No7 during a twelve-week run on the chart.
The first "electric Western" movie musical Zachariah is premiered in New York City, USA. 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.
The Keef Hartley Band and the Third Ear Band play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio.
Black Sabbath begin recording their third album, Master Of Reality, at Island Studios, London, UK.
Mountain play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
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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Wilson Pickett, Ike And Tina Turner, Santana, Willie Bobo, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, The Staple Singers, Mavis Staples and The Voices of East Harlem play in the Soul To Soul concert in Black Star Square, Accra, Ghana, Africa. During the show, famed drummer Kofi Ghanaba (aka Guy Warren of Ghana) gives a thunderous performance with an ensemble of gourd players from Benin.
Led Zeppelin play at The Place, Hanley, UK.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson release a new single, Mama's Pearl, in the UK.
Freddie King releases a new single, Going Down/Tore Down, on Shelter Records in the USA.
Joy To The World by Three Dog Night reaches No1 in the Canadian pop singles chart.
John Driskell Hopkins is born in Gainesville, Georgia, USA. He will find success as the bass player in The Zac Brown Band.
Pink Floyd play at the University Health Centre, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Roy Orbison plays the fourth night of a week at The Fiesta, Stockton, England, UK, Europe.
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.
Bobby Hutcherson records Clockwork Of The Spirits, At The Source Part 1 and Many Thousands Gone for Blue Note Records at Poppi Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jefferson Airplane are recording When The Earth Moves Again at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
The great jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo, dies of a heart attack in Corona, Queens, New York City, USA, aged 69.
Alice Cooper throws a party in the Venetian Room of the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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If Not For You, a cover of a Bob Dylan song, sung by Olivia Newton-John, enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No25, during a ten-week run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Sports Arena, Toledo, Ohio.
Black Sabbath, Black Oak Arkansas and Alice Cooper play in Gaelic Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Black Sabbath play in Rhode Island Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, supported by Black Oak Arkansas.
Quiver play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Allman Brothers Band plays at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, with Cissy Houston on vocals, records Ain’t No Sunshine, Blacknuss and Never Can Say Goodbye for Atlantic Records in New York City.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Michigan State Fair, Detroit, Michigan.
The Band release their fourth album, Cahoots, on Capitol Records in the USA. The album includes their version of the Bob Dylan song When I Paint My Masterpiece.
The Band release their fourth album, Cahoots, on Capitol Records in the USA.
An alternative/progressive rock show, The Old Grey Whistle Test, premiers on BBC tv in the UK. Playing live in the studio are America and Lesley Duncan.
Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald plays at the County College, Morristown, New Jersey, USA.
Jerry Lee Lewis is sued by Ann McMahon, a fan who claims he assaulted her verbally and physically, during a show earlier in the year at El Capitan South Supper Club, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Black Sabbath, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Sweathog play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Yes play at Hemel Hempstead Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, UK, supported by Jonathan Swift.
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Colosseum play at The Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, supported by Uriah Heep.
T.Rex release a new album, Electric Warrior, on Reprise Records in the USA.
Black Sabbath’s North American tour ends at The Community War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester, New York State, USA.
At the end of a gruelling recording session, acclaimed jazz composer Gary McFarland repairs to the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, where he is given a drink which includes a fatal overdose of liquid methadone. Later in the day he is declared dead at St. Vincent Hospital, New York City.
The collaborative album B.B. King In London, featuring contributions by Peter Green, Duster Bennett, Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Dr. John, Pete Wingfield, Klaus Voorman and others, is released by Probe Records in the UK.
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The J. Geils Band play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Yes release their fourth album, Fragile, in the UK.
Jazz pianist Erroll Garner records the album Gemini, in New York City, USA.
Johnny Hutchinson Dean, later to sing for Britpop band Menswear, is born in Salisbury.