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A nine-mile traffic tailback forms across Southern Florida, USA, leading to the Sportatorium, Miami, where Bob Dylan and The Band are playing two shows.
Aboard PanAm flight 184, The Jackson 5 cross the Atlantic to begin their first African tour, during which they will receive an award from the Organisation of African Unity for improving the status of Afro-Americans.
Bob Dylan and The Band play at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
The album Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath enters the US album chart, where it will peak at No11.
Eno And The Winkies (Brian Eno) play at King's Hall, Derby, England, UK, Europe.
Nektar play at The Greyhound, Croydon, England, UK, Europe.
After having worked together for more than seven years, Dolly Parton announces that she is ending her long-standing partnership with Porter Wagoner. Her song I Will Always Love You will be inspired by the ending of their relationship.
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The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Astrodome, Houston, Texas.
Joni Mitchell's sixth LP, Court And Spark, is certified as a Gold Disc by the R.I.A.A. in the USA.
Weather Report play at Bowen Field House, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA.
Van Morrison plays at The Harvard Square Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
10cc come to the end of an American tour at The Coliseum, Binghamton, New York State, USA.
Television play at CBGB’s, New York City, USA, supported by The Ramones.
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Pioneering British r'n'b bandleader Graham Bond dies aged 36 under the wheels of a Piccadilly line train at Finsbury Park station, London, England, UK, Europe. Most sources list Bond's death as a suicide.
The first known performance of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run takes place during a show at The Harvard Square Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, during a show headlined by Bonnie Raitt. Journalist Jon Landau reviews the show for The Real Paper, saying 'I saw rock'n'roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.'
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John Lee Hooker spends the first of ten days recording his album Free Beer And Chicken for ABC Records in the USA.
Willie Nelson is arrested on drug possession charges in Dallas, Texas, USA.
Deep Purple play at The Gaumont State, Kilburn, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Elf.
Stevie Wright headlines a major outdoor concert on the steps of Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, supported by AC/DC. The show is attended by 25,000 people and a further 10,000 are reportedly turned away.
The Clash play at Palais des Sports, Paris, France, Europe.
Duke Ellington's funeral takes place at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Williams sing, and the funeral is attended by over 12,000 people.
The contract to design and build Spacelab 1 - a re-useable science laboratory for space flights - is given by the European Space Agency (ESA) to a consortium of companies from eight European countries under the leadership of the German space company ERNO Raumfahrttechnik in Bremen. Kraftwerk's 1978 song Spacelab is a celebration of this major technical step forward. Spacelab will first be launched successfully in 1983 from Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, USA, aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Paul McCartney and Wings reach No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA with Band On The Run.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the sixth of seven nights at the Circle Star Theatre, San Carlos, California.
Isaac Hayes, with Mike Storen, Avron Fogelman and Kemmons Wilson, take over ownership of the American Basketball Association team the Memphis Tams in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Having completed the recording of several tracks in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Paul McCartney And Wings fly out to New York City, USA, where they will meet up with John Lennon and May Pang.
Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney fly from New York City, USA, to Heathrow, London, England, UK, Europe. While in New York, they had visited John Lennon and May Pang.
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Yet another Crystal Palace Garden Party is held in London, UK, this one featuring Rick Wakeman, Leo Sayer, Procol Harum, Gryphon and Wally.
Aretha Franklin releases a new single, Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing, in the USA.
Weather Report play at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play at the Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the tenth of fourteen nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Angel And The Snake, later to become better known as Blondie, headline at CBGBs Club, New York City, USA, supported by The Ramones and Slaves Of Rhythm.
The Grateful Dead play the last of three nights at Alexandra Palace, London, UK, on their Europe 74 tour.
I Shot The Sheriff, a cover of a Bob Marley song, by Eric Clapton, reaches No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA.
Charles Aznavour begins his first major British tour with a show at The Gaumont, Southampton, England, UK, Europe.
Tim Buckley releases a new album, Look At The Fool, in the USA.
The Ramones play at Mothers, 23rd Street, New York City.
Weather Report play at Gussman Auditorium, Miami, Florida, USA.
John Lennon enters the Billboard US Top 40 albums chart with Walls And Bridges which will peak at No1 during an eleven-week run. On the same day, it enters the UK pop albums chart where it will peak at No6 during a ten-week run.
Eric Clapton plays at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Jackson Browne plays at Foster Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA.
Rock guitarist Ted Nugent becomes the national squirrel shooting champion of the USA
When Dutch band Golden Earring appear on UK tv show The Old Grey Whistle Test, presenter Bob Harris arouses the anger of the band with his critical comments.
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Bob Dylan spends the first of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his brother David, re-recording parts of his fifteenth studio album, Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.
Bob Dylan spends the second of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, with his brother David, re-recording parts of Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.
Bob Dylan spends the second of two days in Sound 80 studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota, with his brother David, re-recording parts of Blood On The Tracks which he had been unhappy with.