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The Allman Brothers Band plays the second of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band play at Joe's Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, supported by Peter Johnson And The Manic Depressives.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Holland and West Germany on Columbia Records.
Iggy Pop plays at The Allen Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Slade was originally billed to play this gig but cancelled.
Black Sabbath come to the end of a European tour with a gig in Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
When Bob Dylan and The Band play a second night at Nassau County Coliseum, USA, Dylan's wife Sara is brought onto the stage where she sits on a sofa throughout the performance.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Coliseum, Denver, Colorado, USA.
The album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath enters the US album chart, where it will peak at No11.
Michael Eugene Archer is born in Richmond,Virginia, USA, He will find success as multi-instrumentalist, singer and sonwriter D'Angelo.
Jet is released as the first single from the LP Band On The Run by Paul McCartney And Wings in the UK.
Weather Report play at Bowen Field House, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, On A Night Like This, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
10cc play at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
10cc play at The Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
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.
Music mogul Robert Stigwood throws a reception at The China Garden restaurant, London, UK, to announce that Eric Clapton is about to fly to the USA to make a new album. Among the 100 guests are Pete Townshend, Elton John, Long John Baldry and deejay Alan Freeman. Later, Stigwood hosts another reception for Clapton at his home, with forty guests including Ric Grech and Ronnie Wood.
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Lavell Crump is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as rapper, record producer, songwriter and occasional actor David Banner.
Help Me by Joni Mitchell on Asylum Records enters the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No7 during an eleven-week run. It will prove to be her only Top 10 single.
David Cassidy plays at Maine Road Football Stadium, Manchester, UK.
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Marlene Dietrich plays at the The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Thomas DeCarlo Callaway is born in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. He will find success as solo artist Cee Lo Green and as a member of Gnarls Barkley.
Ronnie Milsap earns his first No1 single on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Pure Love, written by Eddie Rabbit.
On his Bamboozle tour of Australia, Cat Stevens plays the second of two nights at the Festival Hall, Melbourne.
The Who, Blues Image, Leon Russell and John Sebastian play at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
Paul McCartney and Wings are recording tracks at Sound Shop Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. During his two weeks of sessions here, McCartney will record Junior's Farm. Sally G, Walking In The Park With Eloise and other material.
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Eric Clapton, The Band and Todd Rundgren's Utopia play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Eric Clapton, The Band and Todd Rundgren's Utopia play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Weather Report play at Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri.
Dion begins recording his next LP with Phil Spector as his record producer.
An outstanding gig at The Troubadour Club in Los Angeles, California, USA, establishes Bruce Springsteen as a major force on the West Coast.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
Weather Report play the first of three nights at the Town And Country Lodge, Ben Lomond, California, USA.
Weather Report play the second of three nights at the Town And Country Lodge, Ben Lomond, California, USA.
Weather Report play at the County Bowl, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the thirteenth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Charles Aznavour appears on the Michael Parkinson Show on tv in the UK.
Bob Dylan begins recording his fifteenth studio album Blood On The Tracks at A&R Recording, New York City, USA.
A white mob, enraged over school integration, attacks a school bus filled with black students in Destrehan, Louisiana, USA. During the attack, thirteen-year old white student Timothy Weber is shot dead. Gary Tyler, one of the black students aboard the bus, is arrested, tried by an all-white jury and, despite shaky evidence, sentenced to death by electric chair. He will only escape the death penalty when, in 1977, the United States Supreme Court declares Louisiana's death penalty to be unconstitutional. Tyler's sentence is then commuted to life imprisonment without parole. Gil Scott-Heron will be inspired to sing about Tyler in the song Angola, Louisiana, on his 1978 album Secrets. UB40 will include a song, Tyler, on their 1980 debut album, Signing Off. Chumbawamba's 2008 song Waiting For The Bus is also inspired by Tyler's plight.
Bob Dylan is in Columbia A&R Studios, New York City, overseeing organ overdubs by Paul Griffin on the song Idiot Wind, for the album Blood On The Tracks.
The No1 album in the USA is So Far by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
Jackson Browne secures his first Billboard Top 40 album entry in the USA with his third LP, Late For The Sky, which will peak at No14 during a twelve-week run.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Oakland, California.
Frank Zappa plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Kiss play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
While in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for the launch of his album Goodnight Vienna, Ringo Starr tells UK newspaper The Daily Express that, despite the fact that he has been dating model Nancy Andrews for several months, he has no plans to become divorced from his wife Maureen.
ZZ Top and Elvin Bishop play at Onondaga County War memorial, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
A new musical, Hans Andersen, opening at The Palladium, London, UK, starring 50s rock'n'roller Tommy Steele.
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