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The Allman Brothers Band
plays the second of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
and The Band play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
and The Band play the second of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
and The Band play at the Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
John Cummings buys a $50 Mosrite guitar at Manny
Aynsley Dunbar plays with Journey for the first time as their new drummer at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Weather Report play at Bowen Field House, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.
play at Western Carolina University, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
A San Francisco insurance company, after being sued by Janis Joplin
's manager, pays out $112,000 on a policy covering the death of the singer. They had claimed that her death was suicide, but the court agreed with her manager, and a coroner's report, that Joplin died from an accidental overdose.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the second of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
give their first public performance - to an invited audience of friends - at Performance Studios, New York City, USA.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the last of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
Mama Cass Elliott
, formerly of The Mamas And The Papas, and a known heroin user, collapses during a performance on tv programme The Tonight Show
in the USA. (The incident is explained away as exhaustion, but three months later she will die in her flat in London, England, UK, Europe.)
The Watergate Scandal
. Watergate will inspire songwriters to refer to it in the lyrics of many songs, including Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1974), I'm So Bored With The USA by The Clash
(1977), and Bicycle Race by Queen (1978). Another song telling the story of Watergate in greater detail is The White House Un-American Activities Rag (1974) by Dan Murphy
The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee opens public impeachment hearings in Washington DC, USA, against President Richard Nixon for his involvement in
, Lonesome Dan Hicks
, Country Gazette and Honk play at Cromwell Athletic Field, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.
and his family touch down at Metropolitan Airport, Nashville, Tennessee
, USA, at the start of a six week stay on a farm in the neighbouring town of Lebanon. The farm is owned by songwriter Curly Putman Jr, and the McCartneys' time spent there will inspire Paul to write the hit single Junior's Farm
's original version of I Will Always Love You reaches No1 on the Billboard
country singles chart in the USA. The song will become an even bigger success when it is covered by Whitney Houston
, a whistling and bone playing recording artist, dies aged 71, in Long Beach, California, USA. His 1949 recording of Sweet Georgia Brown, became internationally famous after being adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 1952.
The Who, Blues Image, Leon Russell
and John Sebastian play at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA.
, with Mike Storen, Avron Fogelman and Kemmons Wilson, take over ownership of the American Basketball Association team the Memphis Tams in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
and Linda McCartney fly from New York City, USA, to Heathrow, London, England, UK, Europe. While in New York, they had visited John Lennon
and May Pang.
Weather Report play the second of three nights at the Town And Country Lodge, Ben Lomond, California, USA.
Weather Report play the last of three nights at the Town And Country Lodge, Ben Lomond, California, USA.
Charles Aznavour releases a new LP, A Tapestry Of Dreams, on Barclay Records in the UK. It will peak at No9 in the charts during a thirteen-week stay.
Charles Aznavour plays at The London Palladium, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Grateful Dead
play the second of three nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, on their Europe 74 tour.
Reggae Tune by Andy Fairweather
enters the UK popular singles chart, where it will peak at
No10 during a run of eight weeks.
spends the third of five days in Record Plant
East Studios, New York City, USA, recording tracks for his album Rock'n'Roll, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector
unexpectedly quit the project. The band on these sessions includes guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins.
Gilbert O'Sullivan enters the UK albums chart with Stranger In My Own Back Yard, which will peak at No9.
hold the UK launch for their new record label, Swan Song, at Chislehurst Caves, Surrey, England, UK.
begin an eight date Australian tour at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, supported by AC/DC