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Black Sabbath play at the Great Ngaruawahia Festival, Ngaruawahia, New Zealand, Oceania.
The Carpenters release a new single, Sing, in the USA on A + M Records.
Eric Clapton, with the help of Pete Townshend of The Who, stages his comeback with a live all-star concert at The Rainbow, London, UK. Elton John, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are among the celebrities in the audience.
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Uriah Heep play at Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
Carly Simon reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums chart in the USA with No Secrets.
Led Zeppelin play at the King's Hall, Aberystwyth, Wales.
When 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.
Led Zeppelin play at the Old Refectory, Southampton University, Southampton, Hampshire, UK.
Led Zeppelin finish their fifth UK tour at the Preston Guild Hall, Preston, Lancashire.
Paul McCartney 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.
Taj Mahal 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.
The Sutherland Brothers And Quiver play at The Chelsea Bowl, Bournemouth, England, UK, 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.
Muddy Waters' wife of many years, Geneva Morganfield, dies of cancer.
Led Zeppelin play at The Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Can play at the Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
The Albion Country Band, aka The Albion Band, plays at Kingston Polytechnic, Kingston, England, UK.
Blackfoot Sue play at The Caledonian, Inverness, Scotland, 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.
Dr Hook And The Medicine Show, the band that recently scored a hit single with The Cover Of Rolling Stone, appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Aisha Zakia Wonder is born to Stevie Wonder 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)
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Dave Edmunds, Keith Moon of The Who and Billy Fury, goes on release on the ABC Cinema circuit in North London, England, UK, Europe.
The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver play at The Caley Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Europe.
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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.
Deep Purple release a new single, Smoke On The Water, in the USA.
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The Jackson 5 release a new album, Skywriter, in the USA on Motown Records.
Led Zeppelin play in The Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Emerson, Lake And Palmer play the final show of their Get Me A Ladder Tour, in Oldenburg, Germany, Europe.
Led Zeppelin 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 and Fumble.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina.
The Rolling Stones complete eleven days of rehearsals in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe, for their upcoming European tour.
The Rolling Stones release a new LP, Goats Head Soup in the USA.
The Grateful Dead play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Prominent jazz saxophonist Ben Webster dies aged 64, in Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria, Europe.
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On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark, Europe.
Bette Midler plays the first of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Osmonds begin a British tour with a show at Belle Vue, Manchester, England, UK, Europe.
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Bob Dylan 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.
Jimmy Reed plays the last of three nights at the King Pleasure Jazz Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
The album Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings enters the Billboard US album chart where it will peak at No1.
Joey McIntyre of successful boy band New Kids On The Block is born in Needham, Massachusetts, USA.