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Stackridge play at the Alex Disco, Salisbury.
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.
Pink Floyd spend the last of three days rehearsing a new suite of music which will become their album Dark Side Of The Moon, at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Black Sabbath play at The Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Black Sabbath play at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Black Sabbath play at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
One's On The Way by Loretta Lynn reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
Got To Be There, the first solo album by Michael Jackson enters the Billboard US Pop and Black Albums Charts simultaneously, in the USA. It will peak at No3 in the Black Albums chart and No14 in the Pop Chart.
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke play at the Town Hall, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
The Doors and Badfinger play at Painter's Mill Music Theater, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA.
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Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
At the 14th Annual Grammy Awards in The Felt Forum, New York City, USA, Carole King wins Record Of The Year for It’s Too Late, Song Of The Year for You’ve Got A Friend, Album of The Year for Tapestry, plus Best Female Vocal Performance. Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers is Best R’n’B Song. James Taylor scoops the Best Pop Vocal Grammy. The Beatles are given a NARAS Trustee Award in recognition of their ‘outstanding talent, originality and music creativity’.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California, USA.
The Eurovision Song Contest is held in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is won by the Luxembourg entrant, Vicky Leandros singing Apres Toi, trouncing the British entry by the New Seekers.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
The three-day long Mar Y Sol Festival begins in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Four people will die during the event. On this, the first day, acts appearing include The Allman Brothers Band, B.B.King, Brownsville Station, Dave Brubeck, Jonathan Edwards, Herbie Mann and The Rubber Band.
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Little Bitty Pretty One by The Jackson 5 peaks at No13 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Canned Heat play at The Old Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Voorst Nationaal, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Aretha Franklin releases her third live album, Amazing Grace, on Atlantic Records in the USA.
Hawkwind play at Poperama, in the Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
The Eagles release their debut single, Take It Easy, on Asylum Records in the USA. The song is written by Jackson Browne.
Pink Floyd begin working on the song Time, which will appear on the album Dark Side Of The Moon in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK.
Led Zeppelin play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
David Bowie plays at The Civic Centre, Dunstable, UK.
James Taylor plays at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
Country Joe McDonald plays the first of six nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Coliseum, Houston, Texas.
Bloodrock and Rock Bottom play in The Municipal Auditorium, Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA.
Lou Reed starts recording sessions for the album Transformer in Trident Studios, London, UK.
Andrea Bertorelli, wife of Phil Collins, gives bith to their daughter Joely Collins.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia.
Alice Cooper ascends to No1 in the UK singles chart with School's Out.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
Five films by John Lennon and Yoko Ono are screened at London Art Spectrum, Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
During a North American tour, Pink Floyd play at Hec Edmondson Pavilion, Seattle, Washington, USA.
While on tour in Hawaii as support to Joe Cocker, guitarist Jon Mark of the Mark/Almond Band loses the ring finger of his left hand.
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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.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, reaches No1 in Australia, for the first of eight weeks. The song is composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley.
Pink Floyd are in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, working on material for the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report Australian Albums Chart.
When David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, they are joined onstage by Neil Young who performs several songs.
During their first-ever European tour The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK, supported by Sisters Love.
Bob Dylan and his wife Sara arrive in Durango, Mexico, Central America, to start work on the Sam Pekinpah movie Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid.
Ringo Starr is interviewed on the set of the UK film, That'll Be The Day, by the magazine Cinema And TV Today.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
Led Zeppelin play the second of two nights at the Odeon, Birmingham, UK.
Ellis (led by Steve Ellis, formerly of The Love Affair) play at Trowbridge College, Trowbridge.
Grand Funk Railroad's former manager Terry Knight arrives at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, with police and seizes the band's equipment after they play a show to benefit Phoenix House Drug Rehabilitation Center.
Roxy Music play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
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