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release a new single, Sing, in the USA on A + M Records.
Uriah Heep play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Jerry Lee Lewis
makes his long-delayed Grand Ole Opry
debut in Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, he makes two promises, one being that he won't swear and the other being that he won't perform any rock'n'roll songs. Needless to say, he breaks both promises, performing Johnny B. Goode, Great Balls Of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On.
and his family fly out of London, England, UK, Europe, to Gibraltar in Spain, from where they will fly on to Marrakesh in Morocco, Africa. While staying at the luxurious Mamunia Hotel in Marrakesh they will begin rehearsing and writing songs for the band's next LP.
plays the second of two nights at Max's Kansas City, New York State, USA.
Beck, Bogert And Appice, featuring Jeff Beck
on guitar, play a live set for French tv show Pop Deux, at Le Bataclan
, Paris, France, Europe.
Saxophonist Eddie Taylor records the album Stormy Monday
at Union Studio, Munich, Germany.
The Herbie Mann
Septet with String Quartet and Harp records, Turtle Bay, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed, Now I've Found A Lady and other tracks for Atlantic Records
in Regent Sound Studios, New York City, USA.
' wife of many years, Geneva Morganfield, dies of cancer.
play at The Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Can play at the Bataclan
, Paris, France, Europe.
Aisha Zakia Wonder is born to Stevie
and Yolanda Simmons. The birth of the child will inspire
Wonder to write the song Isn't She Lovely? which includes a
recording of Aisha laughing and gurgling soon after she was born.
During a three-day trip to Russia
, Europe, David Bowie
attends the May Day Parade in Moscow. (Not being an enthusiastic flier, he made the trip by train, on his way home after a Japanese tour)
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
empire and inspiring the New Age
play in The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
play at Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA.
The largest attendance recorded to date at a rock festival is 600,000, achieved today by the Watkins Glen Summer Jam, outside New York, featuring the Allman Brothers, The Band and The Grateful Dead
. On the same day, Led Zeppelin
play the second of three nights at Madison Square Garden
, New York City, USA.
Wishbone Ash play
at Alexandra Palace, London, UK. Also on the bill are
Bedlam, McGuinness Flint, Climax Blues Band, Vinegar Joe
The Rolling Stones
complete eleven days of rehearsals in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe, for their upcoming European tour.
Prominent jazz saxophonist Ben Webster
dies aged 64, in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
The Osmonds begin a British tour with a show at Belle Vue, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
and The Band
are recording tracks for Dylan's first Asylum Records album, Planet Waves
, in Village Recorders, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA.
When Keith Moon
, drummer of The Who
, passes out after taking seven horse tranquilizers, the band asks if there are any drummers in the audience. Nineteen-year-old fan Scot Halpin volunteers and the group invites him onstage to play the last three songs of their set at The Cow Palace
, San Francisco, California, USA.
Chicago-born comedy script writer and singer Allan Sherman
, dies, aged 48, of emphysema at home in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is best-remembered for his 1963 hit single Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah
plays the last of three nights at the King Pleasure Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.