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Squeeze Box by The Who enters the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No16.
Little Feat play at Foellinger Auditorium, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Blues performer Taj Mahal marries Inshirah Geter, and they will go on to have six children.
Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi, writer of the hit Cast Your Fate To The Wind, dies of a heart attack in Menlo Park, San Francisco, California, USA, aged 47.
The Sex Pistols play at a "Valentine's Ball" in the studio of sculptor and performance artist Andrew Logan, Butler's Wharf, London, England, UK, Europe.
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Black Sabbath play at the Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The Sex Pistols play at Hertfordshire College, St. Albans, England, UK, Europe.
David Bowie's Station To Station tour plays in The Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The 101ers, featuring The Clash's future frontman Joe Strummer, play at Gringo's, Ghent, Belgium, Europe.
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Led Zeppelin score eight first prizes in the Hot Licks poll in New Zealand, Oceania. Their wins in the poll are - best group in the world; world's finest vocalist for Robert Plant; world's foremost guitarist and producer for Jimmy Page; No1 bassist and third-best keyboardist for John Paul Jones; world's greatest drummer for John Bonham. Page and Plant are also awarded the top prize for their song writing abilities and John Paul Jones takes first place in the miscellaneous instrument category along with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
On their T.N.T. tour, AC/DC play at St Albans High School, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
Stormin' Norman and Susie play at The Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Hans Koller Free Sound record Kalabash, Turkish Cross Colour, Song For Eva and other tracks at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik, Stuttgart, Germany, Europe.
Eddie And The Hot Rods release their debut single, Writing On The Wall, on Island Records in the UK.
US Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter reveals that his inspirations include Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
Thieves break into the home of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour and steal guitars valued at almost £7,000.
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 with two performances at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, 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.
Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop on Capricorn Records enters the Singles Chart in the UK, where it will peak at No34 during a run of four weeks.
On a transatlantic British Airways flight, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin get drunk and verbally harass other first-class passengers, including the actors Dudley Moore and Telly Savalas.
Country blues guitarist and recording artist Lil' Son Jackson dies of cancer, aged 60, in Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York State, USA. 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.
Van Halen play at The Starwood Club, Hollywood, CA, USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the first of two nights at Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA, supported by Blue Oyster Cult 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.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Carolina Coliseum, Columbia, South Carolina, USA. 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.
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers record American Girl at Shelter Studios, Hollywood, California, USA. The song will inspire The Strokes to write their 2001 song, Last Nite.
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On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams, Blue Oyster Cult, The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd. 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.
The Miamis and The Infliktors play at The Rat Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Sex Pistols begin recording demos with the live sound-man Dave Goodman in their 6 Denmark Street, London, UK, rehearsal room. On the same day, their gig at the Rock Garden, London, is cancelled at short notice by club management.
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The Band release their first compilation album, The Best Of The Band, in the USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois, USA. 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.
Touring in support of their LP Riding High, Sassafras play at Leascliffe Hall, Folkestone, England, UK, Europe.
Roy Shirley, The Marvels, Christine Joy White, The Cimarons and The Campions with Tim Chandell play in a Jamaican Independence show at Hammersmith Palais, London, UK.
Touring in support of their LP Modern Music, Be Bop Deluxe play at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jam play an afternoon show in Soho Market, London, UK, watched by The Clash.
At the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, George Clinton and Parliament debut their massive Mothership stage set.
Message In Our Music by The O'Jays reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Singles Chart in the USA.
Andy Fairweather Low begins a British tour at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, UK.
Singer-songwriter, recording artist and music producer Daniel Santacruz is born in New Jersey, USA.
Andy Fairweather Low plays at Queensway Hall, Dunstable, UK.
The Band's farewell show at Winterland, San Francisco, USA, features Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Dr John, Eric Clapton and others. The event is filmed by Martin Scorsese as The Last Waltz.
Caravan play at The Winter Gardens, Malvern, UK.
The Tom Robinson Band plays its first gig, at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, UK.
Keyboardist Jon Perkins quits Swindon-based new wave band XTC to play with The Stadium Dogs. He will be replaced by Barry Andrews.
Andy Fairweather Low plays at Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK.
Cado Belle play at The Place, Guilford, UK.
Ace Frehley of Kiss is knocked out by an electric shock during a show at the Civic Center, Lakeland, Florida, USA. During the same show, Gene Simmons' hair catches fire, but the band finishes the performance.
Bob Seger releases a new single, Night Moves, in the USA.
The Sex Pistols make a return visit to the Electric Circus, Manchester, UK, replacing a cancelled gig at the Civic Hall, Guildford. Also on the bill are The Clash, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, and The Buzzcocks.
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