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Bob Dylan welcomes in the New Year by making a guest appearance with The Band at the Academy of Music, New York City, USA.
Bob Dylan welcomes in the New Year by making a guest appearance with The Band at the Academy of Music, New York City, USA
Arthur Lee 'Red' Smiley of Reno and Smiley dies aged 46 as a result of diabetes.
David Crosby is recording tracks for his solo debut album, If I Could Only Remember My Name, at Wally Heider Studios, San Francisco, California, USA.
Black Sabbath play at the Town Hall, Oxford, UK, supported by Wild Turkey.
Jazz flute player Hubert Laws records Yoruba, in New York City, USA, for Atlantic Records.
Slade play at The Pavilion, Bisley, UK.
When Led Zeppelin play at the Subiaco Oval, Perth, Western Australia over-enthusiastic fans have to be restrained by police.
Pink Floyd perform their latest work, Dark Side Of The Moon, during the third of four shows at The Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, UK.
Michael Jackson of The Jackson 5 is voted Best Male Singer Of The Year by 16 magazine in the USA.
On the final show of their tour of America, T.Rex play at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA. Leader Marc Bolan gets drunk in the dressing room, walks on stage and falls over before stumbling through an appallingly bad set. In the words of Paul Simon, who was in the audience, "This is fucking bullshit, man."
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stevie Wonder plays at The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Bobby Whitlock.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the State Fair Coliseum, Jackson, Mississippi.
On their Get Me A Ladder Tour, Emerson, Lake And Palmer play at The Palais De Sport, Lille, France, Europe.
Stevie Wonder is in Electric Lady Studios, New York City, USA, working on his album Talking Book. This is the second of three days on which guitarist Jeff Beck is also in the studio. Over the three days, the pair work together on the songs Superstition, Maybe Your Baby and Looking For Another Pure Love.
Jerusalem play at the Technical College, Salisbury.
Pink Floyd are in EMI Studio 2, Abbey Road, London, UK, working on material for the album Dark Side Of The Moon.
Former Swindon resident Gilbert O'Sullivan performs his current hit, Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, on Top Of The Pops.
Led Zeppelin play at Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Michael Jackson makes his first solo appearance on tv series American Bandstand in the USA, performing Ben.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at The Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Country Joe McDonald plays the third of six nights at The Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
One of the first electronic pop hits, Popcorn by Hot Butter, enters the UK pop singles chart at No41. It will peak at No5. The song is composed by Gershon Kingsley of electronic duo Perrey And Kingsley
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the second of two nights at the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, Kentucky.
Neil Diamond plays the first of ten sold-out nights at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles. During this run, he will record the tracks for his live album Hot August Night.
David Bowie plays his first Ziggy Stardust concert at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London. Iggy Pop and Lou Reed both attend the show. Roxy Music is the support act. On the same day, Roxy Music release their debut single, Virginia Plain, a song based on a painting done by vocalist Bryan Ferry in 1964.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Sports Arena, San Diego, California.
Cat Stevens plays the first of two nights at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia.
The hit single Backstabbers by The O'Jays is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
San Francisco hippy pioneers The Grateful Dead play the second of three nights at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Filming begins on rock movie That’ll Be The Day, at Butlins Holiday Camp in the Isle Of Wight, England, UK, Europe, starring David Essex, Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Dave Edmunds, and The Who’s Keith Moon.
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Country Gazette play the first of two nights at the Freight And Salvage Coffee House, 1827 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, California, USA.
The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band plays at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Ten Years After play the second of two nights at Winterland, San Francisco, California, USA.
Wild Turkey play at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Led Zeppelin play the first of two nights at the Hard Rock, Manchester, UK.
Weather Report play at the Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA.
Grand Funk Railroad's former manager Terry Knight arrives at Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA, with police and seizes the band's equipment after they play a show to benefit Phoenix House Drug Rehabilitation Center.
Country Joe McDonald And The All Star Band play the last of six nights at the Boarding House, San Francisco, California, USA.
San Francisco hippy rock pioneers The Grateful Dead play at Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Jazz trumpeter Dud Bascomb dies in New York City, USA. In an acclaimed career he worked with Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins, Buddy Tate, Lou Donaldson, James Brown and others.
Sha Na Na play the first of two nights at Hara Arena, Dayton, Ohio, USA, supported by Bruce Springsteen.
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