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The controversial hippy musical, Hair is playing at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1750 performances.
The Duke Ellington Orchestra plays at The Rainbow Grill, New York City, USA.
The Ramsey Lewis Trio plays at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Pink Floyd are rehearsing a new suite of music which will become their album Dark Side Of The Moon, in Bermondsey, South London, UK.
David Crosby is recording tracks for his solo debut album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California.
Atomic Rooster play at the Town Hall, Devizes, supported by Nazareth.
Silverhead play at Chippenham College, Chippenham.
Mike Cooper's Machine-Gun Company play at the Corn Exchange, Devizes.
Twenty-six unarmed civil-rights protesters and bystanders are shot by soldiers of the British Army during a protest in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, UK. The incident will become known as Bloody Sunday and will be recorded in the U2 song Sunday Bloody Sunday. Others who have written songs on this topic include John Lennon, Roy Harper, Christy Moore, The Wolfetones and Cruachan.
Paul McCartney and Wings record Give Ireland Back To The Irish at Island Studios, London, UK.
Black Sabbath play at The Guild Hall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
A Led Zeppelin concert in Singapore is cancelled when airport officials refuse to let them leave the aeroplane because of their long hair.
Black Sabbath play at Leeds University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a UK tour at St George’s Hall, Bradford, supported by Wild Turkey.
Graham Bond and Arthur Brown play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, supported by Killing Floor.
Piedmont blues-style singer, guitarist and harmonica player Frank Edwards plays at The Fine Arts Festival, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.
Black Sabbath play in Buffalo, New York State, USA.
Mike Dirnt is born in Berkeley, California, USA. He will find success as bassist for Green Day.
Jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by Seatrain and Alex Taylor.
Uriah Heep play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin play in the Tucson Community Center Tucson, Arizona.
Go All The Way by Raspberries enters the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Lou Reed starts recording sessions for the album Transformer in Trident Studios, London, UK.
The Eagles release a new single, Witchy Woman, in the USA on Asylum Records.
Aerosmith play at Max's Kansas City, New York City, USA. The band is seen at this show by Columbia Records boss Clive Davis, who subsequently signs them to a $125,000 deal with the label.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Rusty, a local folk duo, plays at The Temple Bar, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe. One member, Declan McManus, will find greater success after changing his name to Elvis Costello.
Drummer Charlie Watts and bassist Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones are arrested in Nice, France on drugs charges. They are later cleared on all charges.
Slade reach No1 in the UK Top Twenty singles chart with Mama Weer All Crazee Now. On the same day, All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople peaks at No3. The song is written and produced by David Bowie.
During a North American tour, Pink Floyd play at Hec Edmondson Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Led Zeppelin begin a Japanese tour with the first of two nights at The Budokan, Tokyo.
Doug Sahm And Band record (Is Anybody Going To) San Antone? and A Song About Myself in New York City, USA. Bob Dylan plays some guitar and harmonica on the session. The tracks will appear on the Atlantic Records album Doug Sahm And Band.
Doug Sahm And Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records, with Bob Dylan playing guitar and harmonica.
T.Rex, Poco and the Doobie Brothers play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Budgie play the first of two nights at The Cavern, Liverpool, UK.
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report Australian Albums Chart.
David Bowie plays the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Country Gazette play the first of two nights at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin come to the end of recording sessions for their joint album Love, Devotion, Surrender, in New York City, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Stadhalle Offenbach, Frankfurt, Germany.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan begins his second week at No1 in the singles chart with Clair.
Bob Dylan is in Durango, Mexico, Central America, filming for the movie Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, with Kris Kristofferson and director Sam Peckinpah.
The Moody Blues, featuring Swindon-born Justin Hayward, enter the UK albums chart with Seventh Soujourn, which will peak at No5.
Frank Edwin Wright III is born in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe. He will find success as Tre Cool, drummer for Green Day.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at Alexandra Palace, London.