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Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T.Rex is released in the USA on Reprise Records. It will become their only Top 40 entry in the USA, peaking at No10.
A double-LP compilation, A Tribute To Woody Guthrie, is released in the USA. The album consists of live performances of Woody Guthrie songs by artists including Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie and Country Joe McDonald.
When Keith Richards, guitarist of the Rolling Stones, goes onstage to perform with Chuck Berry at the The Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, Chuck fails to recognise him and throws him off stage for playing too loud.
Mark Owen of boy band Take That is born in Oldham, Lancashire, UK.
Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, John Cale and Nico are recorded playing live at the Bataclan Club, Paris, France, by French TV.
Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales play at the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York State, USA, The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
One's On The Way by Loretta Lynn reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA.
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.
Brinsley Schwarz 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.
Black Sabbath, Yes and Wild Turkey play at Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, California, USA.
Thin Lizzy play at the Town Hall, Melksham, Wiltshire, UK, supported by Arrival.
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.
Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin peaks at No47 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the USA.
Elton John's fifth album, Honky Chateau, is released on cassette and cartridge by Precision Tapes in the UK.
Little Bitty Pretty One by The Jackson 5 peaks at No13 in the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart.
Sam Hinton, Rick Cunha, Curt Bouterse and Mary McCaslin play at The Heritage Coffee House, San Diego, California, USA.
David Bowie releases the concept album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. It will peak at No5 in the UK album charts and No75 in the Billboard Pop Albums chart.
Bob Dylan, John Lennon and George Harrison are in the audience at Madison Square Garden when Elvis Presley plays his first concert in New York City, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York State.
David Bowie plays at The Town Hall, Oxford, UK, supported by The JSD Band.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, which will peak at No8.
Capability Brown play at The Alex Disco, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Madison Square Garden, New York City, supported by The Commodores.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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."
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Pharoah Sanders plays in Mt. Morris Park [aka Marcus Garvey Park], Harlem, New York City, USA.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, enters the UK pop singles chart at No41. It will peak at No5. The song, composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley, will also provide some melodic inspiration for the Jean Michel Jarre track Oxygene IV. [Jarre had previously covered Popcorn in 1971 under the pseudonym of The Pop Corn Orchestra].
Black Sabbath and Black Oak Arkansas play at Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA.
David Bromberg is recording tracks for his Columbia Records album Wanted Dead Or Alive, with members of The Grateful Dead acting as session players. On the same day, The New York Dolls play at the Mercer Arts Center, in the Grand Central Hotel, New York City, and catch the ear of Mercury Records A&R man Paul Nelson, who decides to sign the band to the label.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Civic Center, Savannah, Georgia.
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.
Cat Stevens plays the first of two nights at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
David Bowie 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.
David Bowie plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Grateful Dead play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Elton John 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.
Carly Simon releases a new single, You're So Vain, in the USA, where it will peak at No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
Led Zeppelin 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.
Blues harmonica player Jeff Carp, who worked with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Paul Butterfield and others, drowns aged just 18 off Panama, in the Caribbean.
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