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On their Sabotage Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Kursaal, Southend, UK.
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Bob Dylan rehearses songs including Just Like A Woman, Mozambique, One Too Many Mornings and Isis, at Studio Instrument Rental Studios, Los Angeles, California. Later, he plays at The Troubadour.
Blues and R'n'B singer and harmonica player Buster Brown, best known for his hit single, Fannie Mae, dies aged 64 in New York City, USA.
Patti Smith’s debut album, Horses, peaks at No47 in the USA.
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Carole King is surprised when David Crosby and Graham Nash join her on stage in San Francisco during a show on her 34th birthday. Her four -year old daughter Molly Larkey is heard yelling out "Happy Birthday Mommy" from the audience.
David Bowie's Station To Station tour plays in The Veterans' Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Dave Kapp, who signed artists including The Andrews Sisters, Ernest Tubb, Red Foley, Bing Crosby and The Ink Spots Decca Records impressive hillbilly artists catalogue, dies aged 71 at Doctors Hospital, New York City, USA.
Phyllis Major, the wife of Jackson Browne, commits suicide with an overdose of barbiturates in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. At least two of Browne's subsequent songs, Sleep's Dark And Silent Gate and The Shape Of A Heart, will be inspired by Major. Also, an earlier song, Ready Or Not, was written about how Browne and Major first got together after meeting in The Troubadour club in Los Angeles.
Weather Report play at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan., USA.
Weather Report play the first of two nights at The Electric Ballroom, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the State Fair Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Paul McCartney And Wings play the first of three nights at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, during the Wings Over America Tour.
The album Breezin' by jazz and r'n'b guitarist George Benson is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Siren and The Hot City Bump Band play at Chequers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Buster Brown and Chain play at Chequers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
American Independence Day is celebrated at The Roundhouse, London, UK, with a show headlined by The Flamin
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On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Kansas, USA, supported by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Joseph Guillermo Jones II is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. he will find success as rapper and music business entrepreneur Jim Jones.
The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac play at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brand X play at The Marquee Club, London, England, UK.
The Clash are presented to the press, with a private performance at their management's rehearsal studio, Chalk Farm, London, UK.
Police are called in when three hundred ZZ Top fans go on the rampage in San Francisco, California, USA, because they cannot get tickets for the band's upcoming show.
Joe Strummer of The Clash watches as the Notting Hill Carnival in London, UK, erupts into violence. The incident will inspire Strummer to write the song White Riot.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA, supported by R.E.O. Speedwagon. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, supported by Roadwork. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The album Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs is awarded a Platinum Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Weather Report play at the Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, USA.
Boz Scaggs performs Lowdown on the NBC-TV program Saturday Night Live in the USA.
A new club, Eric's, opens in Liverpool, UK, with a gig by The Stranglers. Eric's will become the city's most exciting club of the era, hosting gigs by the most interesting new acts of the period.
Rainbow and AC/DC play at ISC, Berne, Switzerland, Europe.
UK punk band The Rezillos make their live debut with a show at Edinburgh College of Art, in Scotland.
The Summer Of My Life by Devizes-born Simon May enters the singles chart, where it will peak at No7.
Silk Degrees by Boz Scaggs peaks at No2 in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the USA.
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Ringo Starr enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart with A Dose Of Rock'n'Roll, which will peak at No26 during a six-week run.
The Clash play ‘A Night Of Pure Energy’ at The ICA, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Subway Sect. Shane MacGowan, not yet a member of The Pogues, is in the crowd and is bitten on the earlobe by Jane Crockford of The Modettes.
Electric Light Orchestra (aka ELO) release a new single, Livin' Thing, in the UK.
Singer-songwriter, recording artist and music producer Daniel Santacruz is born in New Jersey, USA.
Man play at The Town Hall, Birmingham, UK, supported by Alcatraz.
Caravan play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, UK.
Cado Belle play at Barbarella's, Birmingham, UK.
Man play at York University, York, UK.
Bob Dylan releases a new single, Rita May, in the USA on Columbia Records.
Rock Against Racism stages its first major music event, a gig featuring Matumbi, Carol Grimes, Limosine and the London Boogie Band at the Royal College Of Art, London, UK.
Queen release the album A Day At The Races, in the UK.
A gig by The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Heartbreakers at the Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland, is cancelled.
Man play at Slough College, Slough, UK.
In London, UK, rock journalist Caroline Coon makes Christmas dinner for The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned.
Musical comedy duo The Smothers Brothers play their last show together at The Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and then retire as a team from show business.
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