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ABC-Dunhill Records presents B.B. King with a plaque engraved with the words, "Biggest New Star Of 1946 Award - to B.B. King in belated recognition for 25 years of paying dues the hard way."
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Uriah Heep play at the Technical College, Doncaster, UK.
Van Morrison plays at The Fillmore, San Jose, California, USA, supported by Elvin Bishop.
Black Sabbath, The J. Geils Band and Sir Lord Baltimore play the first of two nights at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at The Place, Hanley, UK.
Bob Dylan records Watchin' The River Flow, at Blue Rock Studio, New York City, with Leon Russell playing piano.
Peter Gabriel of Genesis marries Jill Moore, the daughter of Lord Philip Moore, in St James' Chapel, London. The reception is held afterwards in St. James' Palace.
Bob Dylan spends the second of four days recording tracks, including When I Paint My Masterpiece, at Blue Rock Studio, New York City, USA. Leon Russell and Bob Johnston are acting as co-producers.
Nan Wynn dies aged 55, of cancer in Santa Monica, California, USA. Wynn found success as an actress and big-band singer, working with Teddy Wilson, Freddie Rich, Raymond Scott and Hal Kemp.
The 1970 Academy Awards are presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, USA. Let It Be by The Beatles earns the Oscar for Best Original Song Score.
Freddie King releases a new single, Going Down/Tore Down, on Shelter Records in the USA.
Black Sabbath’s album Paranoid is certified as a gold disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record Ohio and Find The Cost Of Freedom at the Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Ben Pollack, the jazz bandleader known as 'The Father Of Swing', commits suicide by hanging himself in Palm Springs, California, USA.
When Jethro Tull play at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado, USA, a riot erupts and police respond by firing tear gas canisters into the audience. 28 people have to be hospitalised and rock music is banned at the venue for the next four years.
The four founding members of The Eagles play together for the first time, as the support band for Linda Ronstadt, on the Tomorrowland stage at Disneyland, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Electronic synthesiser pioneers Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil release the album Zero Time under the name Tonto's Expanding Head Band on Embryo / Atlantic Records in the USA. The album is performed entirely on an electronic music synthesising system of their own creation which they called The Original New Timbral Orchestra or, as an acronym, T.O.N.T.O.
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Santana record Everything's Coming Our Way, for the album Santana III, at Columbia Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Rolling Stones, along with their mobile recording studio, move into guitarist Keith Richards’ villa in Cap Ferrat, France, Europe, and start work on songs which will be used on the album Exile On Main Street.
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When Uriah Heep play at the Alex Disco in Salisbury, they are inspired to call their next album Salisbury.
When Uriah Heep play at The Alex Disco in Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK, they are inspired to call their next album Salisbury.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Allen County War Memorial, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Quiver play at the Alex Disco in the Alexandra Rooms, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead play the first of two nights at Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Black Sabbath.
The Band release their fourth album, Cahoots, on Capitol Records in the USA.
You're My Man, the fourth studio album by Lynn Anderson, reaches No1 in the Billboard Country Albums Chart in the USA. The album will remain at the top for a total of seven weeks.
Black Sabbath play at the Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas, USA.
The Grateful Dead are rehearsing in a studio in Santa Venetia, California, USA.
San Francisco band Santana play in Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Santana play in The Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Black Sabbath play at the Whisky-a-go-go, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Grateful Dead release a live double album entitled Grateful Dead, in the USA. It is better known to fans as Skull & Roses. On the same day, Pink Floyd are filming at the Roman Amphitheatre, Pompeii, Italy, for their movie Live At Pompeii.
The Residents, accompanied by the Mysterious Nigel Senada and Snakefinger, play on Audition Night at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band enter the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart with Imagine, which will peak at No3 during a nine-week run.
Country Joe And The Fish play at Hunter College, New York City, USA.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play at the Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at the Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
Bob Dylan records his political protest song George Jackson, in Columbia Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
Led Zeppelin enter the Billboard US albums chart with their fourth album, Led Zeppelin IV (Untitled), which will peak at No2.
Blue Oyster Cult play at the Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York State, USA, with The Byrds and The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Amazing Blondel, The Sutherland Brothers and Claire Hamill play at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK.
The Rolling Stones record I Just Want See His Face in Sunset Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Houston, Texas.
Lou Reed, formerly of the Velvet Underground, arrives in London to begin recording his first solo album at Morgan Studios.