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play at Kooyong Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, supported by Ticket.
Powerpop band Blue Ash
begin recording their debut album, No More, No Less
at Peppermint Productions, Youngstown, Ohio, USA.
When Pink Floyd
, with the exception of keyboardist Rick Wright, boycott a press reception for their album Dark Side Of The Moon, at the London Planetarium, London, England, UK, guests are presented with life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the band.
begin a UK tour at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
play at The Mayfair Suite, Birmingham, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
A notable Empire Pool, Wembley, London, attendance record is set by David Cassidy
, in his first tour of Great Britain in 1973 when he sells out six performances over one weekend.
plays at The Sundown, Brixton, London, England, UK.
play at The Glen Ballroom, Llanelli, Wales, UK.
Michael Jackson sings his hit song Ben
, which has been nominated for (but does not win) a Best Song Award at the 45th Academy Awards in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, California. Diana Ross
attends because she has been nominated for the Best Actress Award for her role in Lady Sings The Blues, but she loses to Liza Minelli for Cabaret. Frank Sinatra
is among the presenters of awards and also attending are Sonny And Cher
play at Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
play the second of two nights at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
The Faces, with Rod Stewart
on vocals, record a live session for BBC radio show In Concert at The Paris Theatre, London, UK.
Jean Michel Jarre
releases his second LP, Les Granges Brulees
[The Burned Barns], in France, Europe. It is the soundtrack to the film of the same name starring Simone Signoret and Alain Delon.
play at The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA. When George Harrison
and Patti Boyd drop by the Continental Hyatt House to celebrate drummer John Bonham's birthday, they end up being thrown into the swimming pool.
Weather Report play the second of five nights at Tulagi's, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Weather Report play the third of five nights at Tulagi's, Boulder, Colorado, USA.
play the second of two nights at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Clarence White, guitarist with The Byrds
and The Kentucky Colonels
, is buried in Lancaster, California, USA, aged 29, several days after being killed by a car.
releases his debut single, Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart, on EMI Records in the UK. He is being launched as a British teenybop idol, but when his career fails to take off, he will become depressed. By the age of 30, unable to cope with the failure of his career
, he will take an overdose of his Dotheipin anti-depressant tablets and die.
Three Dog Night
and T.Rex play at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey as part of the Garden State Summer Music Fair.
play in the London Music Festival at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
During rehearsals for the album Band On The Run, guitarist Henry McCullough quits Paul McCartney
's group Wings.
A melee erupts when Todd Rundgren
records 1,000 voices in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA, for a track on his upcoming album. Eleven people are arrested when police try to bust an audience member for dope dealing.
plays at The Record Plant, Sausalito, California, USA.
by The Detroit Spinners enters the UK Popular Singles Chart, where it will peak at No7 during a ten-week run on the chart. The musical feel and structure of this song will inspire Elvis Costello
to write his second single, Alison
, in 1977.
play at Swindon College, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
I Can’t Stand The Rain
by Ann Peebles enters the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA where it will peak at No38. It features a distinctive raindrop effect produced by a new instrument called the electric timbale.
records Blue Skies, during sessions for his album The Heart Of Saturday Night.
Jazz-rock fusion pioneers The Mahavishnu Orchestra
play their last concert ever at the Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
UK band The Symptoms play their last ever gig, at The British Council in London, UK. The event might have been totally forgotten if not for the fact that their guitarist, Robyn
Hitchcock went on to become a stalwart of the UK psychedelic scene in bands including The Soft Boys and The Egyptians.