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Relay by The Who enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No21. On the same day, it peaks at No39 in the USA.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play in North Mesquite High School, Dallas, Texas, USA. The show is recorded for a King Biscuit Flower Hour Broadcast.
The compilation album Creedence Gold by Creedence Clearwater Revival is given a gold record award by the R.I.A.A. for sales in the USA.
Led Zeppelin play at Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland.
Randy Newman records thirteen demos of the songs which will become his concept album Good Old Boys.
Berkeley-based singer-songwriter Country Joe McDonald and the All Star Band play at the State University, San Jose, California, USA.
Gram Parsons And The Fallen Angels play at Liberty Hall, Houston, Texas, USA.
David Bowie plays the first of two nights at The Masonic Temple Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Chicago-blues duo Homesick James and Snooky Pryor record Crossroads, Careless Love, Nothing But Trouble and other tracks for Caroline Records, at Chalk Farm Studios, Chalk Farm, London, UK. The tracks will be released on the LP Homesick James And Snooky Pryor.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor plays at Antioch College, Ohio, USA.
The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver play at Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver play at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Incredible String Band plays at The Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Spirit play at North East London Polytechnic, Walthamstow, London, UK.
Alice Cooper's sixth album, Billion Dollar Babies, enters the Billboard Top 40 albums chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a 23-week run.
Elton John plays at The Sundown, Brixton, London, England, UK.
Led Zeppelin release a new album, Houses Of The Holy, in the UK. On the same day, they play in the Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France.
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Ruben And The Jets.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Caen, France, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in Oude RAI, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Multi-instrumentalist composer Mike Oldfield releases his debut album Tubular Bells, in the UK. An innovative LP-length instrumental composition, it will go to No1 and eventually sell 16m copies worldwide, providing the financial foundation for Richard Branson's Virgin empire and inspiring the New Age musical genre.
Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel enters the UK Singles Chart where it will peak at No8 during a ten-week run on the chart. Bud Scoppa in Rolling Stone magazine will later describe it as, "the single you thought was the best Dylan record since 1966."
Led Zeppelin play in The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Dolly Parton records Jolene during the afternoon at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
David Bowie releases a new single, Life On Mars, on RCA Records in the UK.
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Weather Report play at the Jabberwocky Club, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
After making his final appearance as Ziggy Stardust with a show at Hammersmith odeon, London, UK, David Bowie hosts a party at the Cafe Royal, London, with guests including Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones and Bianca Jagger; Ringo Starr, Lulu, Barbra Streisand, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Elliott Gould with Britt Ekland, fashion designer Ossie Clark. They dine on smoked salmon, strawberries and cream, and dance the night away until 5.30am.
Country music singer-songwriter Troy Olsen is born in Morenci, Arizona, USA. He will co-write Blake Shelton's 2009 single I'll Just Hold On and Tim McGraw's Ghost Town Train.
Led Zeppelin play at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright is born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the son of Kate McGarrigle of Kate & Anna McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III.
Cher releases a new single, Half Breed, in the USA.
Wizzard, Medicine Head, Stackridge, The Spencer Davis Group and Tucky Buzzard play at Alexandra Palace, London, UK.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Convention Center, Miami, Florida.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Convention Center, Fresno, California.
Paul McCartney and Wings fly to Lagos, Nigeria, Africa, to begin recording the album Band On the Run at the local EMI studio.
The Rolling Stones throw a lavish party to promote their new album, Goats Head Soup, at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, UK.
The Raspberries play at the Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, supported by Johnny Nash and Rainbow.
Elton John, dressed as a gorilla, invades the stage during an Iggy Pop performance at Richards Nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
The Allman Brothers Band play in Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
San Francisco traffic is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
Traffic in San Francisco, California, USA, is backed up for five blocks from one post office, because of mail-order demand for Bob Dylan concert tickets, which have gone on sale today.
Weather Report play the first of two nights at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The legendary CBGB's club is opened by Hilly Kristal on The Bowery in East Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
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Jimmy Smith plays the second of three nights at the King Pleasure Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Blues guitarist and singer Richard 'Hacksaw' Harney dies of stomach cancer in Jackson, Mississippi, USA.
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