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Rehearsals for the Eric Clapton's comeback shows at The Rainbow, Finsbury Park, London, UK, begin at Ronnie Wood's home, The Wick, Richmond Hill, Hampton Court, Surrey.
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Leon T. Gross dies of a heart attack in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Under the stage names Archie Boy and Archibald, he was a popular r'n'b singer and barrelhouse-style pianist in the 1940s, acknowleded as an influence on Fats Domino and others.
Tammy Wynette and George Jones play at Bergstrom Hall, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, supported by 'special guest stars' Jerry Reed and Mel Tillis.
Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band play the last of six nights at Paul
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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Carly Simon reaches No1 in the Billboard Albums chart in the USA with No Secrets.
National Lampoon magazine's comedy revue, Lemmings, opens at the off-Broadway Village Gate nightclub in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. Much of the revue is given over to an elaborate satire of Woodstock, featuring parodies of popular music figures of the day, including Bob Dylan and John Denver. The show, which will run for over 350 performances, stars John Belushi, Chevy Chase and Christopher Guest.
During his eighth season at the Showroom of the Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada, Elvis Presley plays the dinner show but cancels the midnight performance because of illness.
American tv special Burt Bacharach – Opus No3 features Stevie Wonder, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Bette Midler and Peter Ustinov.
Maurice Kinn, Executive Director of UK rock paper the New Musical Express (NME), retires after more than thirty years. His retirement party is attended by Tony Bennett, Vera Lynn, Max Bygraves, Noddy Holder of Slade and John Entwistle of The Who.
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Guru Guru play at The Bataclan, Paris, France, Europe.
Led Zeppelin release a new album, Houses Of The Holy, in the USA.
Neil Young plays the second of three nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Country Joe McDonald and his All Star Band play at the Pauley Ballroom, Berkeley, Calfornia, USA.
Gram Parsons plays plays the fifth of six nights at Oliver's, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Badfinger play at The Institute of Technology, Bolton, England, UK.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Taj Mahal and The Pointer Sisters play at The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention play the first of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA, supported by Ruben And The Jets.
Pablo Picasso, perhaps the most influential artist of the 20th century, dies of a heart attack in Mougins, France, Europe, while he and his wife Jacqueline are entertaining friends for dinner. His final words are "Drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink any more." which will, later the same year, inspire the song Picasso's Last Words by Paul McCartney And Wings. Another celebrated - although somewhat fanciful - song about Picasso is Pablo Picasso by Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers.
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Billy Fury, premieres at the ABC Cinema, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England, UK, Europe.
In Chicago, Illinois, USA, photographer and landlord Nathan Lerner discovers a huge trove of writings and illustrations by his tenant, a hospital janitor named Henry Darger, who dies later the same day. Darger's fantastical and mysterious works will inspire numerous musicians to write songs about him, including The Ballad Of Henry Darger by Natalie Merchant, Vivian Girls by the band Wussy, The Vivian Girls Are Visited in the Night by Saint Dargarius and His Squadron of Benevolent Butterflies by Sufjan Stevens, Segue: In the Realms of the Unreal by ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Vivian Girls [1979] by Snakefinger, Vivian Girls by Fucked Up, Lost Girls by Tilly And The Wall, Henry D. by Peter And The Wolf, Vivian Girls by Walker Kong and Just Like Henry Darger [2012] by Get Well Soon. There is also an all-girl indie/punk trio from Brooklyn called The Vivian Girls.
The tv special James Paul McCartney, featuring Paul McCartney, is broadcast on ABC in the USA. The climax of the show comes with a performance of Live And Let Die, during which McCartney's piano is rigged with pyrotechnics, intended as an explosive end to the song. Unfortunately, too much explosive has been packed into the piano, causing McCartney and other band members to be blown over. Luckily, no-one is seriously injured.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in Oude RAI, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Yubin Chokin Hall, Hiroshima, Japan, Asia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play in The Velodromo Viorelli, Milan, Italy, Europe.
Folk-protest singer Phil Ochs plays at The Earl Of The Old Town, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson are recording Here I Am (Come And Take Me) , for Motown Records in Detroit, Michigan.
American teenager Marlene Raymond sets a new world record for limbo dancing, when she dances under a flaming bar set at just six and one eighth inches.
The Scorpions play their first gig with Uli Roth on guitar, at a festival in Vechta, Germany, Europe. Roth was originally intended as a temporary replacement for Michael Schenker, who had left to join U.F.O. earlier in the month.
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.
It's a hectic 24 hours in rock'n'roll. The New York Dolls' eponymous debut album is released on Mercury Records in the USA and, on the same day, Bruce Springsteen is hailed as the most popular act at the CBS Convention in the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California. Also on the same day, fights break out at an Ike And Tina Turner show at Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, California, between members of the radical Black Panthers and the band. Finally, back in New York City, Led Zeppelin play the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Hampton Roads Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina.
Elton John, dressed as a gorilla, invades the stage during an Iggy Pop performance at Richards Nightclub, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK pop singles chart with Ooh Baby, which will peak at No18.
Gram Parsons of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, arrives at the Joshua Tree Motel, Southern California, USA, to spend some time with his friend Michael Martin, plus Martin's girlfriend Dale McElroy and Margaret Fisher, an old friend from Parsons' high school days in Florida.
A coffin containing the body of country-rock star Gram Parsons is stolen from LAX Airport, Los Angeles, California, USA, by his road manager, Phil Kaufman, who drives it out to the Joshua Tree National Monument in the Navajo Desert and sets fire to the corpse, in accordance with a request made by Parsons before his death. The incident is immortalised in the song Fast Cars And Rented Beds by Julian Dawson on his 2004 album Bedroom Suite. The 2003 movie Grand Theft Parsons is about the same incident. Another song inspired by the life [and death] of Gram Parsons is My Man by The Eagles.
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On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Europe.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Ernst-Merck-Halle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
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Bette Midler plays the second of three nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their European Tour 1973, The Rolling Stones play at The Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
Micky Jones, guitarist, singer and one of the founders of Welsh prog rock band, Man, is featured on the cover of UK music weekly Melody Maker.
Leon Russell plays at the Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
The Paul McCartney And Wings album Band On The Run is released on Apple Records in the UK.
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The Paul McCartney And Wings album Band On The Run enters the UK Albums Chart where it will peak at No1 for seven weeks.
Lynyrd Skynyrd play in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Journey play their first ever live gig at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.