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US comic-book glam rockers Kiss are signed to Casablanca Records.
Black Sabbath begin a European tour at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the second of two nights at Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada.
Rock movie That’ll Be The Day, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon of The Who, is released in Sweden, Europe.
John Cummings buys a $50 Mosrite guitar at Manny
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Bob Dylan and The Band play at the Mid-south Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Aboard PanAm flight 184, The Jackson 5 cross the Atlantic to begin their first African tour, during which they will receive an award from the Organisation of African Unity for improving the status of Afro-Americans.
Bob Dylan and The Band play the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA.
Can play at The Greyhound, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at Missouri Arena, St Louis, Missouri.
Aynsley Dunbar plays with Journey for the first time as their new drummer at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California, USA.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, A Fool Such As I, in Canada on Columbia Records.
At The Forum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the last day of Bob Dylan's 39 date US tour, Carole King joins him on stage.
Planet Waves by Bob Dylan and The Band reaches No1 in the Billboard US albums chart, his first album to do so.
Stephen Stills plays at The Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Weather Report play at the Paramount Northwest Theater, Portland, Oregon, USA.
10cc play at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
10cc play the first of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
10cc play at The Coliseum, Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA.
Country blues performer Elly Greenberg plays the first of three nights at CBGBs Club, 315 Bowery at Bleeker, New York City, USA, supported by the "fancy guitar pickin's" of Erik Frandsen.
Lavell Crump is born in Jackson, Mississippi, USA. He will find success as rapper, record producer, songwriter and occasional actor David Banner.
Vinnie Taylor, guitarist with Sha Na Na, dies of a heroin overdose, aged 25, in a hotel room in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the eleventh of fifteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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.)
Cat Stevens plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Willie Nelson is arrested on drug possession charges in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Marlene Dietrich plays at the The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
When Kevin Ayers plays at The Rainbow Theatre, London, UK, he is joined onstage by Nico, Brian Eno and John Cale, and the show is recorded for release by Island Records, who had organised the one-off collaboration. Mike Oldfield also plays guitar on some numbers.
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Ry Cooder releases his fourth album, Paradise And Lunch, on Reprise Records in the USA.
Black Sabbath’s British tour ends at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, UK, with Black Oak Arkansas as support.
Bob Dylan and The Band's live double album Before The Flood, is released in the USA on Asylum Records. The album is released on the same day in the UK but by Island Records.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the last of seven nights at the Mill Run Theater, Chicago, Illinois.
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings enters the UK singles chart, where it will peak at No3.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the fifth of seven nights at the Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California.
French high-wire artist Philippe Petit walks a cable stretched between The Twin Towers in New York City, USA. The song Boeing 737 by The Low Anthem is about Petit's achievement, but it also makes passing reference to the terrorist destruction of the towers on 9/11. Another song that makes reference to Petit is Platform Fire (2011) by Jack's Mannequin.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
Weather Report play the first of three nights at the Town And Country Lodge, Ben Lomond, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the tenth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bob Dylan is in A&R Recording, New York City, working on songs including Buckets Of Rain, If You See Her, Say Hello and Meet Me In The Morning for the album Blood On The Tracks.
Tim Buckley releases a new album, Look At The Fool, in the USA.
The Ramones play at Mothers, 23rd Street, New York City.
Montrose release their second album, Paper Money, on Warner Bros. Records in the USA.
The Bay City Rollers make their eighth Top Of The Pops appearance in as many months.
David Bowie plays the second of two nights at The Arie Crown Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gentle Giant and Focus play the first of two non-consecutive nights at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
Queen play at The Empire, Liverpool, UK.
Weather Report play at The Ambassador Theater, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Elton John is rehearsing at Record Plant Studios, New York City, USA, for his upcoming Madison Square Garden concert. He is joined at this rehearsal by John Lennon.
Ringo Starr changes the name of his American-based company Rockongrade Ltd to Pyramid Records Ltd.
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