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Bang A Gong (Get It On)
is released in the USA on Reprise Records. It will become their only Top 40 entry in the USA, peaking at No10.
Mark Owen of boy band Take That
is born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK.
The New Islington Folk Club
has its first night at The White Horse, Liverpool Road, Islington, London, UK. Performers include folk group Oak and floor-singers include Vin Garbutt, Luke Kelly and Bob Davenport.
play at Starkers, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK. The band features Nick Lowe
, who will become a successful solo act in the 70s and 80s.
Ronald Reagan, Governor of California, USA, grants country singer Merle Haggard
a full pardon for all his past crimes. Haggard had spent three years in San Quentin State Prison for attempting to rob a Bakersfield tavern in 1957.
The Beach Boys
play at New York State University, State University Plaza, Albany, New York State, USA.
A somewhat dispirited Mott The Hoople
break up for the first time following a show in Zurich, Switzerland, Europe. The group's leader Ian Hunter
will compose The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople
[26th March 1972, Zurich], telling the story of the band and its first break up.
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid record People Need Love in Metronome Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. It will provide them
with their first hit single, but they will find much greater success after changing their name to Abba
Little Bitty Pretty One by The Jackson 5
peaks at No13 in the Billboard
US Top 40 singles chart.
play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
Capability Brown play at The Alex Disco, Salisbury
, Wiltshire, UK.
Ike and Tina Turner
, Edgar Winter, Dr. John
, Howlin' Wolf
and John Lee Hooker
play at The Bosse Field Freedom Fest, Evansville, Indiana, USA, a one-day event, for an audience estimated at 30,000. The Evansville Courier reports, "Long-haired, bearded boys and girls wearing scanty clothes milled around the area. Some were just sitting on the ground talking; others were dripping wet after taking a swim in the park's small lake ... But the mood was peaceful and the youths were for the most part very quiet."
and Black Oak Arkansas play at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
Elizabeth Wolfgramm is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of nineteen Wolfgramm siblings, she will become the lead vocalist in the family's successful gospel/soul/pop group The Jets
plays the first of two nights at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
releases a new album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, in the USA.
Weather Report play at The Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
The Grateful Dead
play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
plays at the Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, California, supported by Family.
Country Gazette play the second of two nights at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Tickets go on sale for the upcoming Led Zeppelin
tour of the UK, with prices pegged at £1.
Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald plays at the Community Center, Point Reyes, California, USA.
play the first of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald And The All Star Band play at The Lion's Share, San Anselmo, California, USA.