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Kiss play in The Paramount, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Al Green earns his 12th gold disc from the R.I.A.A. in the USA for the album Al Green Explores Your Mind.
Having just concluded an Irish tour, Thin Lizzy return to the UK with gig at the Greyhound, Croydon.
Hawkwind play at The Town Hall, Watford, UK.
Alvin Lee And Company play at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Grand Funk Railroad play in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA.
Gentle Giant play at The Academy Of Music, New York City, USA.
The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat and Tower Of Power play in The Warner Brothers Music Show at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
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Alvvays begin a UK tour with a sold out show at The Deaf Institute, Manchester.
John Lennon releases his sixth LP, Rock'n'Roll, on Apple Records in the USA. The album features a selection of rock'n'roll era covers, and is produced, in part, by Phil Spector.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Tangled Up In Blue, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Chicago-blues duo Homesick James and Snooky Pryor record Crossroads, Careless Love, Nothing But Trouble and other tracks for Caroline Records, at Chalk Farm Studios, Chalk Farm, London, UK. The tracks will be released on the LP Homesick James And Snooky Pryor.
Jackie Blue by the The Ozark Mountain Daredevils enters the Billboard US Top 40 Singles Chart where it will peak at No3 during a 12-week run.
The Meters record their live album, Live On The Queen Mary, in Long Beach, California, USA, at a private party hosted by Paul McCartney.
Who's Sorry Now by Marie Osmond enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No40, remaining on the chart for just two weeks.
After fifteen years of conflict, The Vietnam War ends with the fall of Saigon. The war, and specific aspects of it, inspired numerous songs including The Ballad Of Penny Evans by Steve Goodman, about the experience and feelings of a war widow. Other songs about The Vietnam War include Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die by Country Joe And The Fish.
Homesick James, Tommy Tucker, Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie 'Guitar' Burns, Little Joe Blue and Lonesome Jimmie Lee Robinson play the second of two nights at The 100 Club, London, UK. The shows are recorded and tracks will be released on the album American Blues Legends 75.
The Unholy Modal Rounders begin a four-night stand at CBGB's, New York City, USA.
B.J. Thomas reaches No1 in the Billboard country singles chart in the USA with one of country's longest song titles - (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.
On his Natty Dread Tour, Bob Marley plays the second of two nights at The Quiet Knight Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Eric Clapton records his version of Bob Dylan's Knockin' On Heaven's Door in Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida, USA.
Tony Orlando And Dawn play as part of the The Summer Of Stars concert series in Washington Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Bob Dylan releases the album The Basement Tapes in the USA.
When Ramblin' Jack Elliot plays at the Other End in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, Bob Dylan joins him on stage.
Aspiring young UK band The Jam place a newspaper small ad stating "Jam require lead guitarist." No suitable applicants respond.
Bob Dylan is working on Romance In Durango, One More Cup Of Coffee, Hurricane and other songs in Studio E, Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA, during sessions for the album Desire.
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin and his family suffer injuries in a car accident on the Mediterranean island of Rhodes, Greece, Europe.
Queen begin recording Bohemian Rhapsody at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales.
A crowd of 500, armed with rocks and bottles, attempt to storm the gates of the Great American Music Fair in Syracuse, New York State, USA. The event features Jefferson Starship, The Doobie Brothers and The New Riders Of The Purple Sage. The crowd is attempting to turn it into a free festival, but achieves little more than a fruitless riot and sixty arrests.
Linda Ronstadt plays the first of four nights at Main Point, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA.
Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell reaches No1 on the Billboard singles chart in the USA. On the same day, The Pointer Sisters reach No1 on the US R'n'B singles chart with How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side).
Joe Don Rooney is born in Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA. He will find success as the guitarist in country rock band Rascal Flatts.
Black Sabbath’s current two-month long North American tour ends at Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
John Lennon, formerly of The Beatles, wins his fight to stay in America. The US Court of Appeals in New York City rules that his 1968 UK marijuana bust is not a valid reason for deporting him.
Black Sabbath’s current British tour ends at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK.
Beat poet Allen Ginsberg is filmed reciting poetry for a scene in the Bob Dylan movie Renaldo And Clara at the Seacrest Motel, North Dakota, USA.
While filming scenes for his movie, Renaldo And Clara, in a diner in Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA, Bob Dylan plays an alchemist and beat poet Allen Ginsberg portrays the emperor of a bankrupt empire.
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen enters the UK albums chart where it will peak at No17 during a fifty week run.
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David Crosby and Graham Nash play at The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.
The Who’s German tour ends with the second of two nights at Friedrich Ebert Halle, Ludwigshafen.
Elton John becomes godfather to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s son, Sean Lennon, on the same day that his album Rock Of The Westies reaches No1 in the USA.
Weather Report play at Salle Pleyel, Paris, France.
David Crosby and Graham Nash play at Anderson Arena, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.
Travis Barker, drummer of Blink-182, is born in Fontana, California, USA.
Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention is the new No1 single on the Billboard R’n’B chart in the USA.
Frederick Dierks Bentley is born in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Using the name Dierks Bentley, he will become an exceptionally popular country music singer and songwriter.
Fleetwood Mac play at Yale Coliseum, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue plays at the Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.
The first phase of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour comes to a close at Madison Square Garden, New York City, with a benefit show for jailed boxer Ruben 'Hurricane' Carter.