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The Allman Brothers Band plays the second of two nights at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California, USA.
Pete Townshend of The Who starts work in Ramport Studios on music for the soundtrack of his upcoming film, Tommy.
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Harvey Jett, guitarist of southern boogie band Black Oak Arkansas, quits the band, moves to Memphis and determines to devote his life to Jesus.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
During a 41-date US tour, Bob Dylan and The Band play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This outing also includes three nights at Madison Square Garden.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas, USA.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Black Sabbath begin a tour of North America with a gig at Hershey Park Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA.
Alvin Stardust releases a new single, Jealous Mind, in the UK. It will go to No1 in the pop singles chart.
Tony Christie begins a season at the Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
Aynsley Dunbar plays with Journey for the first time as their new drummer at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
The album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath enters the US album chart, where it will peak at No11.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the Coliseum, Seattle, Washington.
Planet Waves by Bob Dylan and The Band enters the Billboard US album chart, where it will peak at No1 - making it Dylan's first album to top the US chart.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA.
10cc play the fourth of six nights at Richard's, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Alehouse play at The Brunel Rooms Amphitheatre, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. The band includes guitarist Dave Gregory, later to play with XTC, and vocalist Rod Goodway, formerly of The Pack.
Golden Earring play at The Greyhound, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Popular jazz and blues vocalist Savannah Churchill dies of pneumonia aged 53 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
During the Creative Arts Festival, Devo play in the Governance Chambers, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA.
Weather Report play at Chapin Hall, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.
The Carpenters perform in the White House, Washington DC, USA, at the request of President Nixon, during a dinner in honour of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Asylum Records releases a promotional-only single, Something There Is About You, by Bob Dylan and The Band in the USA.
Willie Nelson is arrested on drug possession charges in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Black Sabbath play at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, UK.
Marlene Dietrich plays at the The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ronnie Milsap earns his first No1 single on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in the USA with Pure Love, written by Eddie Rabbit.
Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone marries Kathy Silva on the stage at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
The Who, Blues Image, Leon Russell and John Sebastian play at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California, USA.
Cat Stevens plays at Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
The recently re-united Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young set off on a summer tour, starting with a gig at The Center Coliseum, Seattle, Washington, USA. The tour will, because of the many problems encountered along the way, become known as 'The Doom Tour'.
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Having completed the recording of several tracks in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Paul McCartney And Wings fly out to New York City, USA, where they will meet up with John Lennon and May Pang.
Paul McCartney 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.
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Mama Cass Elliott of The Mamas And The Papas dies, having choked on a sandwich in her London flat.
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Salisbury-born singer Brian Protheroe reaches No22 in the singles chart with Pinball.
Jackson Browne releases his third LP, Late For The Sky, on Asylum Records, in the USA.
Bob Dylan is in Studio A, A&R Recording, New York City, USA, working on the songs You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist Of Fate, Idiot Wind and others.
Weather Report play at the Academy Of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band enter the Billboard US Top 40 Singles chart with Whatever Gets You Through The Night, which will peak at No1 during an eleven-week run. The song features Elton John on backing vocals.
John Lennon spends the second of two days rehearsing with his band, guitarists Jesse Ed Davis and Eddie Mottau, pianist Ken Ascher, bassist Klaus Voormann, drummer Jim Keltner and percussionist Arthur Jenkins, in an attempt to salvage his Rock'n'Roll album, which had been abandoned when producer Phil Spector unexpectedly quit the project.
Led Zeppelin hold the UK launch for their new record label, Swan Song, at Chislehurst Caves, Surrey, England, UK.
The No1 album in the USA is So Far by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
78 clubbers die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea, Asia, burns down. Six of the victims jump to their deaths from the seventh floor because a club official bars the doors after the fire started.
Queen play at Leeds University, UK.
At Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, George Harrison begins his first North American tour since the break-up of The Beatles.
When Dutch band Golden Earring appear on UK tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test, presenter Bob Harris arouses the anger of the band with his critical comments.
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Chad Robert Turton is born in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. He will find success as Chad Kroeger, songwriter, singer and guitarist for Nickelback.
New Orleans-style jazz trombonist and bandleader George Brunies dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mr D's Collection No1, the first album to collect Bob Dylan rarities together, is released as a limited edition album in Japan.
Orrin Tucker And His Band and Les Brown And His Band [with Bob Lund at the piano bar] play for the New Year's party at Myron's Ballroom, Los Angeles, California, USA. Tickets cost $3.50.