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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording That's How Love Goes for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
Weather Report play at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by The New Seekers reaches No1 in the UK Pop Singles chart. Re-written in 1994 by a suitably 'inspired' Noel Gallagher of Oasis as Shakermaker, it will get him successfully sued for plagiarism.
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Mott The Hoople play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK, supported by The Sutherland Brothers.
Black Sabbath play at the Town Hall, Oxford, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Petula Clark plays the fifth night of an eight-day residency at the Diplomat Hotel, Miami, Florida, USA.
Black Sabbath play at The Dome, Brighton, Sussex, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
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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.
Hard bop jazz trumpet player Lee Morgan is shot dead, aged 33, by his common-law wife on the bandstand of Slug's, a jazz club in the East Village, New York City, USA.
The Incredible String Band play at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham, UK.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at The Coliseum, Spokane, Washington, USA.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (E.L.P.) play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Deborah by Tyrannosaurus Rex re-enters the UK pop singles chart, where it will peak at No7. (By this stage in their career, the group has radically changed its style and is known as T.Rex).
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Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band play in The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Elton John releases his fifth album, Honky Chateau, on Uni Records in the USA.
David Bowie plays at The Public Hall, Preston, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan performs his current hit, Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, on Top Of The Pops.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, which will peak at No8.
Machine Head, the sixth album by Deep Purple, reaches No1 in the Australian Kent Music Report albums chart.
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Moral campaigner Mary Whitehouse and former Labour MP Lord Longford begin campaigning for the release of notorious Moors Murderer Myra Hindley. This will inspire Ian Gillan of Deep Purple to write his song Mary Long, which will appear as the second track on their 1973 album Who Do We Think We Are.
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The Faces (including Rod Stewart) play at The War Memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA, supported by Badfinger.
Yes play at The Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland, supported by The Eagles.
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Jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk records Ballad N.Y.C, Maniac's Delight and I'm On My Way in Regent Sound Studios, New York City, for Atlantic Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Cow-Palace, San Francisco, California.
Hold Your Head Up by Argent peaks at No5 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart. It will be their only hit single.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Honolulu International Center Arena, Honolulu, Hawaii.
A new music venue, The People’s Ballroom, opens in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, with a concert featuring The Wild Boys, The Mojo Boogie Band and Guardian Angel.
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When John Prine plays at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, New York City, he is joined by Bob Dylan for three songs.
When The Grateful Dead play at Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, they are joined onstage by David Crosby.
Eumir Deodato records Also Sprach Zarathustra at Van Gelder Studios,, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Michael Jackson's album Ben enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No5 during a fifteen-week run.
Rory Gallagher is voted the Number 1 Guitarist in the annual readers' poll conducted by UK music weekly Melody Maker. On the same day, Ike And Tina Turner play at the Valley Music Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by Dick Dale.
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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Weather Report play at The Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
The Slider by T.Rex, on Reprise Records, enters the Billboard Hot 100 Albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No17 during an eleven-week run on the chart.
Revered bluegrass banjo virtuoso Jody Stecher plays at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
Pink Floyd begin a new round of recording sessions in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, for the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
Doug Sahm and Band record Tennessee Blues, Your Friends and Papa Ain't Salty in New York City 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.
The Grateful Dead play the first of three nights at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dougie Payne, bassist and backing vocalist of Travis is born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ten Years After play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Sutherland Brothers play at Southend Tech, Southend, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz/swing trombonist Eli Robinson, who will play with Count Basie, Lucky Millinder and others, dies in New York City, USA.