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David Sandström, drummer for Swedish hardcore punk group Refused, is born.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Winter Park, Florida, USA.
Jimmy Buffett plays at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Frank Zappa is in The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, USA, working on the tracks Cucamunga, San Ber’dino and Andy.
Jimmy Buffett plays during a string of concerts at The Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Linda Ronstadt, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Vassar Clements, Steve Martin and John Hartford appear on tv show Don Kirshner's Rock Concert in the USA.
Five and a half years after its UK release, Elton John finally releases his debut album, Empty Sky, in the USA.
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Hawkwind play at The Town Hall, Watford, UK.
Television play at CBGBs Club, The Bowery, New York City, USA.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Alvvays begin a UK tour with a sold out show at The Deaf Institute, Manchester.
Al Green is awarded a gold disc for his single Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
The Rolling Stones record Melody, in Rotterdam, Holland, Europe, using the Rolling Stones Mobile recording studio.
Heart Like A Wheel by Linda Ronstadt is certified as a gold album by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
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During a tour of the West Indies, The Jackson 5 support Bob Marley And The Wailers at the National Heroes Stadium, Kingston, Jamaica.
New Orleans pianist and singer Professor Longhair records his live album, Live On The Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California, USA, at a private party hosted by Paul McCartney.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard US Top 40 Albums Chart with Mister Magic which will peak at No10 during a seventeen-week run.
Brian Eno records the ambient systems music piece, Discreet Music, in his own recording studio in England, UK, Europe.
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The Unholy Modal Rounders play the third night of a four-night stand at CBGB's, New York City, USA.
Bebop jazz trumpeter and composer Benny Harris dies in San Francisco, California, USA.
Emmylou Harris plays at The Amazing Grace Coffee House, Evanston, near Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
The Eagles enter the Billboard singles chart in the USA with One Of These Nights which will peak at No1.
60s folkie singer-songwriter Tim Buckley dies in Santa Monica, California, USA, after taking an overdose of heroin, which he believed to be cocaine.
Weather Report play at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, USA.
Pink Floyd, The Steve Miller Band, Captain Beefheart, Roy Harper, and Linda Lewis play at Knebworth Festival, Knebworth Park, Knebworth, Hertfordshire, UK. Pink Floyd's typically understated set opens with two Spitfires flying overhead. The Steve Miller Band perform their future No1 hit single Rock'N Me live for the first time. Roy Harper arrives backstage wearing a cowboy hat and riding a white charger which proceeds to evacuate its bowels, somewhat undermining the romantic illusion Harper is trying to create.
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Bob Marley and the Wailers play at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bee Gees play as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Mathangi Arulpragasam is born in Hounslow, London, England, UK. She will find success as rapper/singer/songwriter M.I.A.
Seals And Crofts play as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons play as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bruce Springsteen releases his third album, Born to Run, on Columbia Records in the USA.
San Francisco-based band Graham Central Station enter the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart with Your Love, which will peak at No38 during a two-week run.
Aspiring rock star Mike Peters plays his first gig at his sister Susan's 21st Birthday Party. Peters will go on to found and lead The Alarm.
Weather Report play at The Shaboo, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA. On the same day, Bruce Springsteen has his first US Top 40 singles chart entry with Born To Run, which will peak at No23.
Lionel Richie marries his college sweetheart, Brenda Harvey.
Bob Dylan is rehearsing in New York City, USA, for his Rolling Thunder Revue - planned as a traveling cavalcade of Dylan and his long-time musical comrades.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade of Bob Dylan and his long-time musical comrades, plays its first show, at the War Memorial Auditorium, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
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The Band release their seventh album, Northern Lights - Southern Cross, on Capitol Records in the USA.
Squeeze play at Sussex University, Brighton, Sussex, England, UK, Europe.
Eddie And The Hot Rods play at The Red Cow, London, UK.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Notre Dame University, South Bend, lndiana, USA.
Dr. Feelgood play at The Kursaal Ballroom, Southend, UK.
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In British music weekly the NME, critic Charles Shaar Murray reviews a gig by Blondie at the Performance Studio in New York City, USA. “Sadly,” he concludes, “Blondie will never be a star simply because she ain’t good enough.”
Weather Report play at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.
Petula Clark sings Gimme A Smile on Dinah Shore's daytime talk show Dinah! in the USA. Pat Boone is a guest on the same show.
Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention is the new No1 single on the Billboard R’n’B chart in the USA.
Wide Eyed And Legless by Andy Fairweather Low enters the UK popular singles chart, where it will peak at No6 during a run of 10 weeks.
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