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Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin catches the flu on the same day that the band plays at City Hall, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath 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.
Chris Braide is born in Warrington, Cheshire, UK. He will become an Ivor Novello and ASCAP winning songwriter, composing hits for artists including Kylie Minogue, Diana Vickers, Pixie Lott, JLS, Ronan Keating, Cheryl Cole and John Barrowman.
Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. Singer Lori Lieberman wrote the song in 1972 after being inspired by seeing Don McLean perform live at The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles, California, 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.
The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver play at South Parade Pier, Portsmouth, England, UK, Europe.
Black Sabbath begin a UK tour at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, Scotland, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
Black Sabbath play at Liverpool Stadium, Liverpool, UK, supported by Badger and Necromandus.
Black Sabbath 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.
Led Zeppelin play at the Grugahalle, Essen, Germany.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Captain Beefheart.
Elton John plays at The Sundown, Brixton, London, England, UK.
The O'Jays reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Love Train.
Judas Priest 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.
Little Feat play at Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Led Zeppelin play at the Palais des Sports, Paris, France.
Roxy Music 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.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Stadthalle, Freiburg, Germany, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Sporthalle, Koln, Germany, Europe.
Black Sabbath play in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Led Zeppelin 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.
The Doobie Brothers, New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Joe Walsh and Barnstorm play at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin 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.
Darren Burn 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.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Uriah Heep 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.
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The Rolling Stones throw a lavish party to promote their new album, Goats Head Soup, at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
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.
John Fahey plays at The Record Plant, Sausalito, California, USA.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play the second of two nights at The King's Hall, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
Ghetto Child 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.
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Bette Midler plays the last of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium, Europe.
Gong play at Swindon College, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.
Weather Report play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Wizzard enter the UK singles chart with I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day, which will peak at No4 during a nine-week run. The song will go on to become a perennial frequently re-released Christmas favourite.
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.
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Tom Waits 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.
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