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The Captain And Tennille are awarded their first gold record by the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the hit single, Love Will Keep Us Together.
Wishbone Ash and Camel play at The Memorial Hall, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
Tickets for Led Zeppelin's three Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, shows next month sell out in four hours.
Catherine Tift Merritt is born in Houston, Texas, USA. She will find success as singer-songwriter Tift Merritt.
Al Green earns his 12th gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the album Al Green Explores Your Mind.
The Temptations release a new LP, A Song For You, on Gordy Records in the USA.
Alvin Lee And Company play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Minnie Riperton releases a new single, Lovin’ You.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
The Rolling Stones record Melody, in Rotterdam, Holland, Europe, using the Rolling Stones Mobile recording studio.
Louis Jordan dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, USA, aged 66.
Willie Nelson records Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain at Autumn Sound recording studio, Garland, Texas, USA.
Margaret Thatcher is elected leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, making her the first woman to head a major political party in Britain. Her actions as Conservative leader will inspire numerous songs, including Stand Down Margaret [1980] by The Beat; Margaret On The Guillotine [1988] by Morrissey; The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies [2011] by Pete Wylie; Tramp the Dirt Down [1989] by Elvis Costello and I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher [1979] by Notsensibles.


Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel reach No1 in the UK with Make Me Smile.
The Grateful Dead begin recording their eighth studio album, Blues for Allah at Ace's, Mill Valley, California, USA.
Having released two well-received albums, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jim Sullivan leaves Los Angeles, California, USA, apparently headed for Nashville. Instead, he disappears without trace, aged 34, after abandoning his Volkswagen Beetle in the desert, near Santa Rosa, New Mexico, USA. Largely because his first LP had been entitled U.F.O., much speculation ensues that he was abducted by aliens, but no conclusive evidence of what happened to him is ever uncovered.
Ken Russell's film Tommy, based on The Who's concept LP of the same name, opens at cinemas in the USA.
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Former New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan form The Heartbreakers with seminal New York punk Richard Hell.
Influential underground radio deejay Tom Donahue dies in San Francisco, California, USA. He had started the city's first progressive music station, KMPX, in 1967.
Love play at the City Hall, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
Brian Eno records the ambient systems music piece, Discreet Music, in his own recording studio.
Earth, Wind And Fire reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Shining Star.
The Rolling Stones become the first Western rock band to receive record royalties from the USSR.
Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel, Steeleye Span,Billy Cobham, John Cale, The Jack Bruce Band and Back Door play in The Crystal Palace Garden Party, Crystal Palace, London, England, UK, Europe.
On his Natty Dread Tour, Bob Marley plays the first of two nights at The Quiet Knight Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Neil Young releases his harrowing album Tonight's The Night, in the USA.
Bob Dylan is introduced to Jacques Levy, who will become the stage director for Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
When Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays at the Other End in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan joins him on stage.
John Lennon and Phil Spector file copyright on their joint composition, Here We Go Again.
Supership, the debut solo single by George Benson, peaks at No98 on the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA. (1975)
When ZZ Top play at the City Park Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, they break the previous highest attendance record which had been set by Led Zeppelin.
Bob Dylan begins recording sessions for his next album, Desire, at Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA. Eric Clapton plays guitar.
Bob Dylan records Isis, Sara and other tracks during his fourth recording session for the album Desire, at Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
Hopeful young UK band The Jam audition for a slot on tv talent show Opportunity Knocks. They fail.
Mac Davis plays as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
San Francisco band The Grateful Dead release a new album, Blues For Allah, in the USA on Grateful Dead Records.
Michael Steven Bubl? is born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. He will find international success as Grammy and Juno Award-winning jazz vocalist Michael Buble.
Columbia Records release a promo-only single, Million Dollar Bash by Bob Dylan and The Band, in the USA.
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen appear on prime-time tv show Police Woman in the USA, playing a rock band called The Chromium Skateboard.
Bob Dylan makes a last will and testament.
Rod Stewart and The Faces play their last show together at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island.
Barry Manilow plays in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
While filming for Renaldo And Clara at The Curio Lounge, Burlington, Vermont, USA, Bob Dylan shoots a scene with his friend Bobby Neuwirth which does not appear in the finished film.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, North Hampshire, USA.
Chicago release the compilation album Chicago IX - Chicago's Greatest Hits, on Columbia Records in the USA. It will achieve 5x platinum sales.
Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band play at The Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays two shows in one day at The War Memorial Coliseum, Rochester, New York State, USA.
Dr. Hook begin a UK tour at Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford.
Rush play at The International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On the occasion of her 30th birthday, Bette Midler suffers an emergency appendectomy.
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