1974

<1973 1975>

Jan

2

  • Tex Ritter (68) dies in Nashville following a heart attack

3

  • Bob Dylan plays his first live show since 1967 with a gig in Chicago kicking off a 39 date tour with the Band

4

  • Hans Werner Henze’s Stimmen for two voices and instrumental ensemble premiered in London

5

  • Yes have the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Tales From Topographic Oceans

10

  • Eddie Safranski (55) dies in Los Angeles
  • Martin Scherber (66) dies in Nuremberg from the consequences of being hit by a drunk driver in May 1970

11

  • Giuseppe Filianoti born (Reggio Calabria, Italy) Italian tenor singer.
  • Frederick Delius’s Durch den Wald for chorus & Sonnenscheinlied for chorus premiered posthumously in London

12

  • Melanie Chisholm aka Mel C born (Whiston, Merseyside) English pop singer, songwriter. Member of the Spice Girls from 1994 to 2000.
  • Jim Croce has the Billboard number one album for the first of five weeks with You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
  • The Steve Miller Band have the Billboard number one single for one week with The Joker

15

  • Sofia Gubaidulina’s song cycle Abzählreime premiered in Frankfurt

16

  • Roy Bargy (79) dies in Vista, CA

18

  • Bad Company are formed by Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke, both formerly of Free, Mick Ralps, formerly of Mott The Hoople, and Boz Burrell
  • Alberto Ginastera’s Serenata for baritone, cello and nine instruments premiered in New York
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstück 5 1/2 & Klavierstück 6 1/2 both for piano premiered in Cologne

23

  • Erik Bergman’s Colori ed improvvisazioni op.72 for orchestra premiered in Copenhagen

25

  • Alan Hovhaness’s Symphony No.24 Manjun premiered in Lubbock, TX

27

  • Jule Styne, Adolph Green, Betty Comden, Kenny Solms and Gail Parent’s musical Lorelei starring Carol Channing opens on Broadway (320 performances)

28

  • Ed Allen (76) dies in New York

releases

  • Allman Brothers Band – Jessica / Come And Go Blues (Capricorn)
  • Chi-Lites – Homely Girl / I Never Had It So Good (And Felt So Bad) (Brunswick)
  • Genesis – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) / Twilight Alehouse (Charisma UK)
  • Hall & Oates – She’s Gone / I’m Just A Kid (Atlantic) Daryl Hall and John Oates. Duo formed in Philadelphia in 1969
  • Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man / Sly (Columbia)
  • Hollies – The Air That I Breathe / No More Riders (Polydor UK)
  • Gram Parsons – Love Hurts / In My Hour Of Darkness (Reprise)
  • Dolly Parton – Jolene / Love, You’re So Beautiful Tonight (RCA Victor)
  • Spinners – Mighty Love parts 1 and 2 (Atlantic)
  • Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight / When I Get To The Border (Island UK)
  • Blue Magic (Atco)
  • James Brown – The Payback (Polydor)
  • Bob Dylan – Planet Waves (Asylum)
  • Brian Eno – Here Come the Warm Jets (Island UK)
  • Musik von Harmonia (Brain)
  • Wizz Jones – When I Leave Berlin (The Village Thing UK)
  • Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark (Asylum)
  • Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel (Reprise)
  • Bobby Womack – Lookin’ For A Love Again (United Artists)

Brian Eno b.1948

Feb

2

  • Jean Absil (80) dies in Brussels

4

  • Alberto Ginastera’s String Quartet no.3 for soprano and string quartet premiered in Dallas

7

  • J Dilla aka James Dewitt Yancey born (Detroit, MI) American hip hop DJ, producer. Died 2006

8

  • Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo born (Paris, France) Producer, DJ, electronic musician. Member of Daft Punk.
  • Luciano Berio’s Linea for two pianos, vibraphone and marimbaphone premiered in Grenoble
  • Richard Wernick’s String Quartet no.2 premiered in Philadelphia

9

  • Love Unlimited Orchestra have the Billboard number one single for one week with Love’s Theme
  • Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No.1 premiered in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

10

  • Phil Spector is badly injured in a car accident in Palm Springs, CA. Details of the accident are kept secret

11

  • D’Angelo aka Michael Eugene Archer born (Richmond, VA) American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist.
  • Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao (51) dies in Chennai, India

12

  • The Bottom Line club in New York opens with a show by Dr John. It closes its doors in 2004

13

  • Robbie Williams born (Stoke-on-Trent) English pop singer. Member of Take That and solo artist.

15

  • Kurt Atterberg (86) dies in Stockholm

16

  • Paul Dessau’s opera Einstein, lib. Karl Mickel, premiered in Berlin
  • Bob Dylan has the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with Planet Waves

20

  • Cher files for a divorce from her husband Sonny Bono
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s All Sons of Adam for alto, flute, clarinet, celesta, guitar, marimba, viola and cello premiered in London
  • Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No. 1 premiered in Leningrad

23

  • Harry Ruby (79) dies in Los Angeles
  • Charles Wuorinen’s Arabia felix for flute, bassoon, piano, guitar, vibraphone and violin premiered in New York

25

  • Mauricio Kagel’s String Quartet I/II premiered in Hamburg

releases

  • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel / Queen Bitch (RCA UK)
  • Elton John – Candle in the Wind / Bennie and the Jets (DJM UK)
  • MFSB – TSOP / Something For Nothing (Philadelphia International)
  • Queen – Seven Seas of Rhye / See What a Fool I’ve Been (EMI UK)
  • Wings – Jet / Let Me Roll It (Apple)
  • Big Star – Radio City (Ardent)
  • Deep Purple – Burn (Harvest)
  • Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (Warner Bros)
  • Peter Hammill – The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (Charisma UK)
  • Roy Harper – Valentine (Harvest UK)
  • Van Morrison – It’s Too Late to Stop Now (Warner Bros) recorded live in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and London between 24 May and 24 Jul 1973
  • Lou Reed – Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (RCA) live album recorded in New York on 21 Dec 1973
  • Stackridge – The Man in the Bowler Hat (MCA UK)
  • Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (Virgin UK)

Joni Mitchell b.1943

Mar

1

  • Bobby Timmons (38) dies in New York of cirrhosis

2

  • Television play their first gig at the Townhouse Theatre, New York
  • The 16th Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles. Roberta Flack wins record of the year with Killing Me Softly With His Song and Stevie Wonder wins album of the year with Innervisions. Other winners include Pierre Boulez, Quincy Jones, Charlie Rich, Doc Watson, Art Tatum, Woody Herman, Stephen Sondheim and Aretha Franklin

3

  • Charles Ives’s ‘Country Band’ March for small orchestra; An Old Song Deranged for sextet; Charlie Rutlage for chamber orchestra; Evening for chamber orchestra; Fugue in Four Keys on ‘The Shining Shore’ for flute, cornet and strings; March no.2 for small orchestra; Mists for chamber orchestra; Overture and March ‘1776’ for small orchestra; Set no.2 for chamber orchestra; Swimmers for chamber orchestra & The Pond for chamber orchestra premiered in New Haven, CT
  • Ned Rorem’s In Time of Pestilence: Six Short Madrigals on Verses of Thomas Nashe for chorus premiered in Manhattan, KS

4

  • Hans Werner Henze’s opera La Cubana, oder Ein Leben für die Kunst [La Cubana or a life for art] premiered in New York, lib. H.M. Enzensberger

5

  • Arnold Bax’s Roscatha for orchestra premiered in London
  • Thomas Pasatieri’s opera The Seagull, lib. Elmslie after Chekhov, premiered in Houston

6

  • Guy Garvey born (Bury) English rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, broadcaster. Member of Elbow.
  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Voices for fifteen optional instruments premiered in Berlin
  • Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman and Will Holt’s musical Over Here! starring Patty and Maxene Andrews and John Travolta opens on Broadway (341 performances)

7

  • Vivian Fine’s The Flicker for flute or piano premiered in Oakland, CA

8

  • Ernst Krenek’s final opera Flaschenpost vom Paradies [Message in a bottle from paradise], lib. Krenek, premiered on Austrian television
  • Walter Piston’s String Trio premiered in Cambridge, MA

9

  • AZ aka Anthony Cruz born (Brooklyn, NY) American rapper.
  • Dominick Argento’s oratorio Jonah and the Whale premiered in Minneapolis
  • Bad Company play their first show in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ mini-opera Miss Donnithorne’s Maggot premiered in Adelaide, lib. Stow

12

  • Kalevi Aho’s Symphony No.4 premiered in Helsinki

14

  • Gustav Holst’s Four choruses from The Song of Solomon premiered posthumously in London

16

  • The Grand Ole Opry moves to the Opryland USA theme park in Nashville, TN

19

  • George Perle’s String Quartet no.7 premiered in Buffalo.

21

  • Ján Cikker’s opera Coriolanus premiered in Prague. Lib Cikker after Shakespeare
  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Piece for Orchestra No. 2 premiered in Berlin

25

  • Luciano Berio’s Calmo for mezzo-soprano and 22 players premiered in Milan

27

  • Gene Saks’s musical film Mame opens starring Lucille Ball. Music by Jerry Herman
  • Alfred Schnittke’s Gratulations Rondo for violin and piano & Suite in Old Style for violin and piano premiered in Moscow

28

  • Dino Ciani (32) is killed in a road accident in Rome
  • Arthur Crudup (68) dies in Northampton Co., VA following a heart attack
  • Dorothy Fields (68) dies in New York following a stroke

29

  • Morton Feldman’s Voices and Cello for two female voices and cello premiered in La Rouche-Courbon, France

30

  • Leonard Ware (64) dies in New York
  • George Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) for two amplified pianos and two percussionists premiered in Swarthmore, PA
  • The Ramones play their first gig at the Performance Studios, New York

31

  • Ross Lee Finney’s Two Ballades for flutes and piano premiered in Dumbarton Oaks, WA
  • Karel Husa’s Sonata for violin and piano premiered in New York

unk

  • Brian Ferneyhough’s Missa Brevis for twelve singers premiered in Hilversum, Netherlands

releases

  • James Brown – The Payback parts 1 and 2 (Polydor)
  • Cockney Rebel – Judy Teen / Spaced Out (EMI UK)
  • Creative Source – Who Is He And What Is He To You / instrumental (Sussex) Soul group formed in Los Angeles in 1972. Barbara Berryman, Barbara Lewis, Don Wyatt, Steve Flanagan, Celeste Rose
  • Brian Eno – Seven Deadly Finns / Later On (Island UK)
  • Herbie Hancock – Chameleon / Vein Melter (Columbia)
  • Hot Chocolate – Emma / Makin’ Music (RAK UK) Pop band formed in London in 1969. Errol Brown (vo) Tony Connor (d) Larry Ferguson (keys) Harvey Hinsley (g) Tony Wilson (b)
  • Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze parts 1 and 2 (T-Neck)
  • Joni Mitchell – Help Me / Just Like the Train (Asylum)
  • Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You / Lonely Coming Down (RCA)
  • Stylistics – You Make Me Feel Brand New / Only for the Children (Avco)
  • Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing / Blame It On The Sun (Tamla)
  • Abba – Waterloo (Polar Sweden)
  • Aerosmith – Get Your Wings (Columbia)
  • Camel – Mirage (Deram UK)
  • Chicago VII (Columbia)
  • Eagles – On the Border (Asylum)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Open Our Eyes (Columbia)
  • Hatfield and the North (Virgin UK)
  • King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black (Island UK)
  • Willie Nelson – Phases and Stages (Atlantic)
  • Premiata Forneria Marconi – L’isola di niente (Numero Uno Italy)
  • Queen II (EMI)
  • Todd Rundgren – Todd (Bearsville)
  • Rush (Moon Canada) Rock band formed in Toronto in 1968. Geddy Lee (vo, b) Alex Lifeson (g, vo) John Rutsey (d, vo). Rutsey left to be replaced by Neil Peart in July 1974
  • Bob Seger – Seven (Reprise)
  • Spinners – Mighty Love (Atlantic)
  • Steeleye Span – Now We Are Six (Chrysalis UK)
  • Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic (ABC)
  • Cat Stevens – Buddha and the Chocolate Box (Island UK)
  • Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (Columbia)
  • Frank Zappa – Apostrophe (DiscReet)

George Crumb b.1929

Apr

2

  • Marvin Hamlisch’s music for Sydney Pollack’s film The Way We Were wins the best original score Oscar at the 46th Academy Awards

5

  • Ciaran Bourke of the Dubliners suffers a brain aneurysm
  • Van Halen play their first gig at Gazzarri’s in Hollywood, CA

6

  • Abba win the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with Waterloo
  • The California Jam 1 festival takes place in Ontario, CA. Acts appearing include The Eagles, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and ELP

7

  • Pete Wendling (85) dies in New York

11

  • Edmund Nick (82) dies in Geretsried, Germany

13

  • Elton John has the Billboard number one single for one week with Bennie and the Jets
  • Paul McCartney and Wings have the Billboard number one album for the first of three weeks over two runs with Band on the Run

14

  • Da Brat aka Shawntae Harris born (Chicago) American rapper, actress.
  • Rollin Binzer’s concert movie Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones opens, shot during the band’s 1972 US tour

17

  • Mikael Åkerfeldt born (Stockholm) Swedish rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist. Member of Opeth from 1990.
  • Victoria Beckham née Adams born (Harlow, Essex) English pop singer, model. Member of the Spice Girls from 1994 to 2000.
  • Blossom Seeley (82) dies in New York

18

  • Johnny Young (56) dies in Chicago following a heart attack

19

  • Josephine Foster born (Denver, CO) American folk and avant-garde singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist.
  • Jesse Price (64) dies in Ocean City, MD
  • Jonathan Kaplan’s film Truck Turner opens starring Isaac Hayes and Yaphet Kotto. Soundtrack by Isaac Hayes

20

  • Jacob Druckman’s Lamia for soprano and orchestra premiered in Albany, NY
  • MFSB and The Three Degrees have the Billboard number one single for one week with TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  • Ned Rorem’s Laudemus tempus actum for chorus & Little Prayers for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra premiered in Sioux City, IO

21

  • Charles Ives’s Variations on Jerusalem the Golden for organ premiered posthumously in Minneapolis, MN
  • Ben Johnston’s String Quartet no.4 premiered in New York.

25

  • William Walton’s Cantico del sole for chorus premiered in Cork

26

  • Usko Meriläinen’s Piano Sonata No.4 premiered in Helsinki
  • Ned Rorem’s Three Motets on Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins for chorus and organ premiered in New York

27

  • Chicago have the Billboard number one album for one week with Chicago VII

30

  • Samuel Barber’s Three Songs (Now I Have Fed and Eaten Up the Rose; A Green Lowland of Pianos & O Boundless, Boundless Evening) premiered in New York

releases

  • Abba – Waterloo / Watch Out (Epic UK)
  • David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide / Quicksand (RCA UK)
  • William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got parts 1 and 2 (Roxbury)
  • O’Jays – For The Love Of Money / Please Keep Tellin’ Me (Philadelphia International)
  • Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us / Barbecutie (Island UK)
  • Wings – Band on the Run / Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (Apple)
  • Blue Öyster Cult – Secret Treaties (Columbia)
  • David Bowie – Diamond Dogs (RCA UK)
  • Captain Beefheart – Unconditionally Guaranteed (Virgin UK)
  • Billy Cobham – Crosswinds (Atlantic)
  • Miles Davis – Big Fun (Columbia)
  • Willie Hutch – Theme Of Foxy Brown (Motown)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (MCA)
  • Meet the Residents (Ralph) Avant-garde experimental group formed in Shreveport, LA in 1969. All members are anonymous, although two are widely believed to be Homer Flynn and Hardy Fox
  • Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (Island UK)
  • Tomita – Snowflakes Are Dancing (RCA)

Abba

May

3

  • Bent Lorentzen’s opera Die Musik kommt mir äusserst bekannt vor [the music strikes me as extremely well known], lib. H. Boland, premiered in Kiel, Germany
  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Fiddler at the Wedding for mezzo-soprano, flute, mandolin, guitar and percussion premiered in Paris
  • Isang Yun’s Memory for three voices and percussion premiered in Rome

4

  • Gerald Bright aka Geraldo (69) dies while on holiday in Vevey, Switzerland following a heart attack
  • Abba have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Waterloo
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra premiered in Stockholm
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Herbstmusik no.40 [Autumn Music}for four players premiered in Bremen

5

  • Malcolm Arnold’s Symphony No. 7 premiered in London
  • Blondie play their first show at CBGBs, New York, supporting Television and billed as the Stilletos

6

  • Peter Sculthorpe’s The Song of Tailitnama for voice, six cellos and percussion premiered in Melbourne

7

  • Led Zeppelin launch Swan Song records

8

  • Graham Bond (36) commits suicide by jumping in front of a London Underground train
  • Werner Egk’s Divertissement for ten winds premiered in Schwetzingen, Germany
  • George Rochberg’s Imago mundi for orchestra premiered in Baltimore

14

  • Avet Terterian’s Symphony No.2 premiered in Yerevan, Armenia

15

  • Paul Gonsalves (53) dies in London of a drug overdose
  • Ernst Krenek’s Zeitlieder for mezzo-soprano and string quartet premiered in Augsburg

16

  • Laura Pausini born (Faenza, Ravenna, Italy) Italian pop singer, songwriter.
  • Leonard Bernstein’s ballet Dybbuk premiered in New York

17

  • Romeo Nelson (72) dies in Chicago of renal failure

20

  • Andrzej Panufnik’s Symphony No.4, Sinfonia Concertante premiered in London
  • Virgil Thomson’s Mass for Solo Voice premiered in York

21

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Erikhthon for piano and orchestra premiered in Paris

23

  • Jewel Kilcher born (Payson, UT) American pop and country singer, songwriter, guitarist, actress.
  • Jack Haley Jr’s musical compilation That’s Entertainment! featuring clips from the golden age of the MGM musical opens

24

  • Duke Ellington (75) dies in New York of pneumonia, induced by lung cancer

28

  • Stephen Schwartz and Bob Randall’s musical The Magic Show opens on Broadway (1,920 performances)

30

  • Cee Lo Green aka Thomas DeCarlo Callaway born (Atlanta, GA) American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, pianist. Member of the Goodie Mob from 1991 to 1999 and from 2007, Gnarls Barkley from 2004 and solo.

releases

  • Big Star – September Gurls / Mod Lang (Ardent)
  • Blue Magic – Sideshow / Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely (Atco). Vocal group formed in Philadelphia in 1973. Theodore Mills, Keith Beaton, Wendell Sawyer, Vernon Sawyer, Richard Pratt
  • Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat / All Goin’ Down Together (RCA). Vocal group formed in Santa Monica, CA in 1969. St. Clair Lee, Fleming Williams, Ann Kelley
  • Elton John – Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me / Sick City (DJM UK)
  • George McCrae – Rock Your Baby parts 1 and 2 (TK)
  • Steely Dan – Rikki Don’t Lose That Number / Any Major Dude Will Tell You (ABC)
  • 10cc – The Wall Street Shuffle / Gismo My Way (UK UK)
  • Ry Cooder – Paradise and Lunch (Reprise)
  • Henry Cow – Unrest (Virgin UK)
  • Curtis Mayfield – Sweet Exorcist (Curtom)
  • New York Dolls – Too Much Too Soon (Mercury)
  • Renaissance – Turn of the Cards (BTM UK)
  • Santana – Lotus (Columbia) recorded live in Japan on 3 and 4 Jul 1973
  • Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter in America (Strata East)
  • Sparks – Kimono My House (Island UK)
  • 10cc – Sheet Music (UK UK)
  • UFO – Phenomenon (Chrysalis UK)

Malcolm Arnold 1921-2006

Jun

1

  • Alanis Morissette born (Ottawa) Canadian pop and rock singer, songwriter.
  • Philip Glass’ Music in Twelve Parts for ensemble premiered in New York

5

  • Sly Stone marries Kathy Silva on stage at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The marriage last four months

8

  • David Bowie has the UK number one album for the first of four weeks with Diamond Dogs
  • Paul McCartney and Wings have the Billboard number one single for one week with Band on the Run
  • Rick Wakeman leaves Yes for the first time

11

  • Thea Musgrave’s opera The Voice of Ariadne, lib. Elguera, premiered in Aldeburgh

13

  • Sholom Secunda (79) dies in New York

14

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Ravelle for clarinet, violin, electric guitar, piano and bass premiered in Freiburg

16

  • Pat Metheny makes his first recordings with the Paul Bley Quartet in New York. Paul Bley (p) Pat Metheny (g) Jaco Pastorius (b) Bruce Ditmas (d)

17

  • Ned Rorem’s Missa brevis for solo voices and chorus premiered in Cleveland

18

  • Luciano Berio’s Eindrücke for orchestra premiered in Zürich

20

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Cendrées for choir and orchestra premiered in Lisbon

22

  • Darius Milhaud (81) dies in Geneva
  • John Tavener’s Ultimos ritos for solo singers, speakers, chorus, brass, orchestra and tape premiered in Haarlem

26

  • Usko Meriläinen’s Concerto for Double Bass and Percussion premiered in Jyväskylä, Finland

27

  • Cliff Friend (80) dies in Las Vegas, NV

30

  • Luciano Berio’s A-Ronne, a radiophonic documentary for eight actors premiered on KRO radio, Hilversum, Netherlands

releases

  • David Bowie – Diamond Dogs / Holy Holy (RCA UK)
  • Johnny Bristol – Hang On In There Baby / Taking Care Of You (MGM)
  • Commodores – Machine Gun / There’s A Song In My Heart (Motown) Soul/funk band formed in Tuskagee, AL in 1968. Lionel Richie (vo, sax, p) Thomas McClary (g) Milan Williams (keys, tb, g) William King (tp, g, synth) Ronald La Pread (b, tp) Walter Orange (vo, d)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama / Take Your Time (MCA)
  • MFSB – Love Is The Message / My One And Only Love (Philadelphia International) Mother Father Sister Brother. Session musicians at Sigma Sound Studio in Philadelphia
  • Neil Young – Walk On / For the Turnstiles (Reprise)
  • Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Eno and Nico – June 1, 1974 (Island UK). Live album recorded at the Rainbow in London
  • Bad Company (Island UK)
  • Be Bop Deluxe – Axe Victim (Harvest UK) Rock band formed in Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1972. Bill Nelson (g, vo) Ian Parkin (g) Robert Bryan (b) Nicholas Chatterton-Dew (d)
  • Chi-Lites – Toby (Brunswick)
  • Cockney Rebel – The Psychomodo (EMI)
  • Sandy Denny – Like an Old Fashioned Waltz (Island UK)
  • Bob Dylan & the Band – Before the Flood (Asylum) recorded live in New York on 30 Jan 1974 & in Los Angeles on 13 & 14 Feb 1974
  • Edgar Froese – Aqua (Virgin UK) recorded 1974
  • Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel (Grateful Dead)
  • Guru Guru – Dance Of The Flames (Atlantic Germany)
  • Isaac Hayes – Tough Guys (Enterprise)
  • Elton John – Caribou (Rocket)

Edgar Froese b.1944

Jul

2

  • Jimmy Ricks (49) dies in New York following a heart attack
  • Kalevi Aho’s Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet premiered in Jyväskylä, Finland

9

  • Luciano Berio’s ballet Per la dolce memoria di quel giorno [For the sweet memory of that day] premiered in Florence

11

  • Lil’ Kim aka Kimberly Denise Jones born (Brooklyn, NY) American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer.

13

  • Elton John has the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks and the UK number one album for the first of two weeks with Caribou 
  • George McCrae has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Rock Your Baby

16

  • Toru Takemitsu’s Folios for guitar premiered in Tokyo

18

  • Isang Yun’s Etudes for flute premiered in Kyoto

20

  • The Allman Brothers Band become the first group to headline a concert in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire

22

  • Ernst Krenek’s Spätlese for baritone and piano premiered in Munich

24

  • Mikis Theodorakis returns from exile to Greece

25

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Intermèdes symphonique for two pianos premiered posthumously in Béziers, France

26

  • Samuel Beam born (Columbia, SC) American folk and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Worked as Iron and Wine.

27

  • Lightnin’ Slim (61) dies in Detroit of stomach cancer
  • Paul McCartney And Wings have the UK number one album for the first of seven weeks with Band On The Run
  • George McCrae has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Rock Your Baby

28

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Psalm 124 for flute, bass clarinet, glockenspiel, marimba, guitar, violin and cello premiered in Dartington, Devon

29

  • Cass Elliott (32) dies in London following a heart attack
  • Neil Peart joins Rush, replacing John Rutsey who left due to problems with diabetes

30

  • Lev Knipper (75) dies in Moscow

31

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Dark Angels for mezzo-soprano and guitar premiered in Dartington, Devon

releases

  • Average White Band – Pick Up the Pieces / You Got It (Atlantic)
  • Bobby Bland – Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City / 24 Hour Blues (Dunhill/ABC)
  • Cockney Rebel – Mr Soft / Such A Dream (EMI UK)
  • Joni Mitchell – Free Man In Paris / People’s Parties (Asylum)
  • Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll / Through the Lonely Nights (Rolling Stones)
  • Bob Seger – Get Out Of Denver / Long Song Comin’ (Palladium)
  • Sparks – Amateur Hour / Lost and Found (Island UK)
  • Spinners / Dionne Warwick – Then Came You / Just As Long As We Have Love (Atlantic)
  • Stevie Wonder – You Haven’t Done Nothin’ / Big Brother (Tamla)
  • James Brown – Hell (Polydor)
  • Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Boulevard (RSO)
  • Shirley Collins – Adieu to Old England (Topic UK)
  • Commodores – Machine Gun (Motown)
  • Fairport Convention – Live Convention (Island UK) recorded live in Sydney, London and Croydon during Dec 1973 and Jan 1974
  • Bryan Ferry  – Another Time, Another Place (Atlantic)
  • Funkadelic – Standing on the Verge of Getting It On (Westbound)
  • Isaac Hayes – Truck Turner (Enterprise)
  • The Meters – Rejuvenation (Reprise)
  • Parliament – Up for the Down Stroke (Casablanca)
  • Lonnie Liston Smith – Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman)
  • Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale (Tamla)
  • Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom (Virgin UK)
  • Neil Young – On The Beach (Reprise)

Neil Young – On The Beach (Reprise)

Aug

6

  • Gene Ammons (48) dies of bone cancer

7

  • Peter Wolf of The J. Geils Band marries actress Faye Dunaway in Los Angeles

8

  • Preta Gil born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian singer, actress. Daughter of Gilberto Gil (b.1942).
  • Elliott Carter’s Voyage for voice and orchestra premiered in Aspen, CO

10

  • Roberta Flack has the Billboard number one single for one week with Feel Like Makin’ Love

11

  • Maria Maksakova (72) dies in Moscow
  • Vicente Emilio Sojo (86) dies in Caracas, Venezuela

13

  • Tina Brooks (42) dies in New York of kidney failure

14

  • Martin Bulloch born (Blantyre, Lanark) Scottish rock drummer. Member of Mogwai.
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Als Jakob erwachte for orchestra and twelve ocarinas premiered in Monte Carlo

17

  • Johannes Maria Staud born (Innsbruck) Austrian composer.
  • Eric Clapton has the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with 461 Ocean Boulevard
  • Charles Ives’s Skit for Danbury Fair for small orchestra; Take-Off no.7: Mike Donlin – Johnny Evers for small orchestra & Take-Off no.8: Willy Keeler at Bat for small orchestra premiered in West Redding, CT
  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Magnificat for bass, boys choir and orchestra premiered in Salzburg
  • The Ramones play CBGB in New York for the first time, helping to establish the venue as the centre of the burgeoning New York punk scene
  • The Three Degrees have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with When Will I See You Again

21

  • Ernst Krenek’s Von vorn herien for chamber orchestra premiered in Salzburg

24

  • Traffic play their final live show at the Reading Festival in Berkshire

29

  • The third and final annual Windsor Free Festival is broken up by police leading the arrest of organisers Ubi Dwyer and Sid Rawle

releases

  • Parliament – Up For The Down Stroke / Presence Of A Brain (Casablanca)
  • Patti Smith – Piss Factory / Hey Joe (Mer)
  • 10cc – Silly Love / The Sacro-Iliac (UK UK)
  • Average White Band – AWB (Atlantic)
  • Can – Limited Edition (United Artists Germany) Previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1968 and 1973
  • Leonard Cohen – New Skin for the Old Ceremony (Columbia)
  • Comus – To Keep From Crying (Virgin UK)
  • Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (Warner Bros)
  • Mike Oldfield – Hergest Ridge (Virgin UK)
  • Lou Reed – Sally Can’t Dance (RCA)
  • Slapp Happy (Virgin UK)

Patti Smith b.1946

Sep

3

  • Harry Partch (73) dies in San Diego, CA following a heart attack

6

  • Paul Hindemith’s Three Orchestral Songs op.9 premiered posthumously in Frankfurt

7

  • The 101ers play their first show at the Telegraph pub, Brixton, London

14

  • Eric Clapton has the Billboard number one single for one week with I Shot the Sheriff
  • Mike Oldfield has the UK number one album for the first of three weeks with Hergest Ridge
  • Stevie Wonder has the Billboard number one album for the first of two weeks with Fulfillingness’ First Finale

15

  • Gary Thain of Uriah Heep is electrocuted on stage at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, TX and is seriously injured

16

  • (to 19th) Bob Dylan begins recording Blood on the Tracks in New York. Bob Dylan (vo, g, hca, org, mand) Eric Weissberg (bjo, g) Tony Brown (b) Charles Brown, Barry Kornfeld (g) Buddy Cage (steel g) Richard Crooks (d) Paul Griffin, Thomas McFaul (keys)

17

  • Tránsito Cocomarola (56) dies in Buenos Aires following a gallbladder operation

18

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s Nach Bergamo–Zur Heimat for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, viola and cello premiered in London

19

  • Soltan Hajibeyov (55) dies in Baku, Azerbaijan

21

  • Carl Douglas has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Kung Fu Fighting
  • Barry White has the Billboard number one single for one week with Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
  • Iannis Xenakis’s ballet Antikhthon premiered in Bonn

24

  • Ruth Etting (81) dies in Colorado Springs, CO

27

  • Carrie Brownstein born (Portland, OR) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Sleater-Kinney.
  • Peter Sculthorpe’s opera Rites of Passage premiered in Sydney

28

  • Bad Company have the Billboard number one album for one week with Bad Company
  • John Cage’s Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) and 23 Parts premiered in St. Paul, MN

releases

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet / Free Wheelin’ (Mercury)
  • Ken Boothe – Everything I Own / Drum Song (Trojan UK)
  • Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting / Gamblin’ Man (20th Century)
  • John Lennon – Whatever Gets You Thru the Night / Beef Jerky (Apple)
  • Spinners – Love Don’t Love Nobody parts 1 and 2 (Atlantic)
  • Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again / Year Of Decision (Philadelphia International). Vocal group formed in Philadelphia in 1963. Sheila Ferguson, Fayette Pinkney, Valerie Holiday
  • Robert Wyatt – I’m A Believer / Memories (Virgin UK)
  • Jackson Browne – Late for the Sky (Asylum)
  • Gene Clark – No Other (Asylum)
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado (Warner Bros)
  • Gentle Giant – The Power and the Glory (WWA UK)
  • Peter Hammill – In Camera (Charisma UK)
  • Herbie Hancock – Thrust (Columbia)
  • Hawkwind – Hall Of The Mountain Grill (United Artists UK)
  • Bert Jansch – L.A. Turnaround (Charisma UK)
  • John Lennon – Walls and Bridges (Apple)
  • Magma – Köhntarkösz (Vertigo)
  • Randy Newman – Good Old Boys (Reprise)
  • Klaus Schulze – Blackdance (Brain Germany)
  • Traffic – When the Eagle Flies (Island UK)
  • Velvet Underground – 1969 (Mercury) live album recorded in Dallas in Oct 1974 and in San Francisco in Nov 1974

Robert Wyatt b.1945

Oct

1

  • William Schuman’s Prelude for a Great Occasion for brass and percussion premiered in Washington, DC

4

  • Vincent Persichetti’s Parable XIII for clarinet premiered in Paris

5

  • AC/DC play their first show with Bon Scott on vocals in Brighton Le-Sands, New South Wales
  • Mike Oldfield has the UK number one album for one week with Tubular Bells 

6

  • Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical Mack & Mabel starring Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters opens on Broadway (66 performances)

7

  • Luc Ferrari’s Allo, ici la terre – second chapter premiered in Cologne

11

  • Thea Musgrave’s Space Play for nonet premiered in London

12

  • Pink Anderson (74) dies in Spartanburg, SC following a heart attack

13

  • Josef Krips (72) dies in Geneva

14

  • Natalie Maines born (Lubbock, TX) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist. Member of the Dixie Chicks from 1989.

15

  • Howard Hanson’s Lumen in Christo for chorus and orchestra premiered in Rochester, NY

16

  • Iannis Xenakis’s Noomena for orchestra premiered in Paris

18

  • Al Green is attacked by ex-girlfriend Mary Woodson while he is in the bath at his home in Memphis. Woodson then shoots herself dead with Green’s gun
  • Charles Ives’s Lord God, Thy Sea is Mighty for chorus and organ premiered in New York
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Vortrag über Hu no.38 1/2 premiered in Donaueschingen

19

  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive have the Billboard number one album for one week with Not Fragile
  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Sektor IV aus “Morphonie” for string quartet and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Rod Stewart has the UK number one album for the first of two weeks over two runs with Smiler

20

  • Dominick Argento’s To Be Sung Upon the Water, barcaroles and nocturnes for high voice, clarinet, bass clarinet and piano premiered in Minneapolis
  • Luciano Berio’s Points on the curve to find… for piano and 22 instruments premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Elliott Carter’s Brass Quintet premiered on BBC Radio, London
  • Hans Werner Henze’s Tristan for piano, orchestra and tape premiered in London
  • Charles Ives’s Johnny Poe for choir and orchestra premiered in Miami
  • Charles Ives’s Matthew Arnold for chamber orchestra premiered in New Haven, CT
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Inori no.38 for one or two soloists and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Max’s Kansas City in New York closes down

21

  • Charles Ives’s Canzonetta in F for organ; Fugue in C Minor for organ; Fugue in E for organ; Interludes for Hymns for organ; Ragtime Dance nos.2 & 4 for small orchestra & Sneak Thief for choir, trumpet and piano premiered in New Haven, CT

24

  • David Oistrakh (66) dies following a heart attack in Amsterdam whilst on tour

26

  • Ken Boothe has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Everything I Own (1st week of 3)
  • Dionne Warwick and the Spinners have the Billboard number one single for one week with Feel Like Makin’ Love
  • Barry White has the Billboard number one album for one week with Can’t Get Enough

28

  • Florian Uhlig born (Düsseldorf) German classical pianist.

31

  • Led Zeppelin launch Swan Song records

releases

  • Ace – How Long / Sniffin’ About (Anchor UK) Rock band formed in Sheffield in 1972. Paul Carrack (keys, vo) Phil Harris, Alan King (g, vo) Terry Comer (b) Fran Byrne (d)
  • James Brown – Funky President / Cold Blooded (Polydor)
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Never Can Say Goodbye / We Just Can’t Make It (MGM)
  • Queen – Killer Queen / Flick of the Wrist (EMI UK)
  • Roxy Music – All I Want Is You / Your Application’s Failed (Island UK)
  • Sparks – Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth / Alabamy Right (Island UK)
  • Wings – Junior’s Farm / Sally G (Apple)
  • Betty Wright – Shoorah! Shoorah! / Tonight Is the Night (Alston)
  • John Cale – Fear (Island UK)
  • Ivor Cutler – Dandruff (Virgin UK)
  • Fred Frith – Guitar Solos (Caroline UK)
  • Gong – You (Virgin UK)
  • Millie Jackson – Caught Up (Spring)
  • Jethro Tull – War Child (Chrysalis)
  • King Crimson – Red (Island UK)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (Island UK)
  • Van Morrison – Veedon Fleece (Warner Bros)
  • Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (Epic)
  • Rolling Stones – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rolling Stones)
  • Santana – Borboletta (Columbia)
  • Sensational Alex Harvey Band – The Impossible Dream (Vertigo UK)
  • Tom Waits – The Heart of Saturday Night (Asylum)

Millie Jackson – Caught Up (Spring)

Nov

2

  • Nelly aka Cornell Iral Haynes born (St Louis) American rapper.
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have the Billboard number one album for one week with So Far
  • George Harrison sets out on his first tour since the break-up of the Beatles with a show in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Stevie Wonder has the Billboard number one single for one week with You Haven’t Done Nothin’

3

  • Alexander Goehr’s Chaconne for Winds premiered in Leeds

8

  • Ivory Joe Hunter (60) dies in Memphis of lung cancer
  • Connie Francis is attacked and raped at knifepoint in a hotel room in Westbury, NY. Her assailant is never found

9

  • Egon Wellesz (89) dies in Oxford
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive have the Billboard number one single for one week with You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
  • Carole King has the Billboard number one album for one week with Wrap Around Joy

11

  • Alfonso Leng (80) dies in Santiago, Chile
  • Maria Callas gives her final performance in Sapporo, Japan

12

  • Páll Isólfsson (81) dies in Reykjavik
  • George Crumb’s Makrokosmos (Volume II) for amplified piano premiered in New York

14

  • Wolfgang Rihm’s Hervorgedunkelt for mezzosoprano and ensemble, text Paul Celan, premiered in Karlsruhe

15

  • Gabriel Fauré’s Gavotte in c# minor for piano; Fugue in e minor for piano & Prelude in e minor for piano premiered on Paris Radio
  • Alexander Goehr’s Lyric Pieces for winds and double bass premiered in London
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.15 premiered in St Petersburg
  • William Grant Still’s opera A Bayou Legend, lib. Verna Arvey, premiered in Jackson, MS

16

  • John Lennon has the Billboard number one album for one week with Walls and Bridges and the Billboard number one single for one week with Whatever Gets You thru the Night
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s Ballet Suite no.1 premiered on BBC radio

17

  • Abba play their first live date outside Sweden in Copenhagen at the start of a European tour
  • Alexander Goehr’s Metamorphosis / Dance for orchestra premiered in London
  • Toru Takemitsu’s Garden Rain for brass ensemble premiered in Tokyo

18

  • Vincent Persichetti Do Not Go Gentle for organ pedals premiered in Boston

19

  • George Brunies (72) dies in Chicago

20

  • Olivier Messiaen’s Des canyons aux étoiles for piano, 23 winds, 7 percussionists and 13 strings premiered in New York

21

  • Frank Martin (84) dies in Naarden, Netherlands
  • Peter Mennin’s Symphony No.8 premiered in New York

22

  • Sofia Gubaidulina’s Quattro for two trumpets and two trombones premiered in Moscow
  • Pierre Henry & Carolyn Carlson’s Enivrez-vous premiered in Bordeaux
  • Toru Takemitsu’s Gitimalya for marimba and orchestra premiered in Rotterdam

23

  • The Rolling Stones have the Billboard number one album for one week with It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Billy Swan has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with I Can Help
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Dança dos mosquitos for orchestra premiered in Rio de Janeiro

25

  • Nick Drake (26) dies in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire from an overdose of anti-depressants
  • Charles Koechlin’s Barcarolle monégasque for piano premiered on Radio France-Musique

26

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Serenade for Orchestra premiered in Leipzig

27

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’s JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C sharp Major for flute, clarinet, harpsichord, marimba, viola and cello premiered in London

28

  • John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden for three songs. It is his last ever public performance

29

  • Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Little Concerto for percussion and strings premiered posthumously in Braunschweig
  • William Schuman’s Concerto on Old English Rounds for viola, female chorus and orchestra premiered in Boston

30

  • Zygmunt Krauze’s Idyll for four folk musicians and tape premiered in Cologne

releases

  • Bobby Bland – I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog / I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry (Dunhill/ABC)
  • Dr Feelgood – Roxette / Route 66 (United Artists UK)
  • Eagles – Best of My Love / Ol’ 55 (Asylum)
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Can’t Get It Out of My Head / Illusions in G Major (Warner Bros UK)
  • Ralph McTell – Streets of London / Summer Lightning (Reprise UK)
  • Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman / Seems So Long (Tamla)
  • David Bowie – David Live (RCA) recorded live in Philadelphia between 8 and 12 Jul 1974
  • Can – Soon Over Babaluma (United Artists Germany)
  • John Coltrane – Interstellar Space (Impulse!) recorded 1967
  • Miles Davis – Get Up With It (Columbia) recorded between 1970 and 1974
  • Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (Island UK)
  • Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Charisma UK)
  • Roy Harper – Flashes From the Archives of Oblivion (Harvest UK) live album recorded during 1974 in England
  • Billy Joel – Streetlife Serenade (Columbia)
  • Kraftwerk – Autobahn (Philips Germany)
  • Curtis Mayfield – Got to Find a Way (Curtom)
  • Nico – The End (Island UK)
  • Queen – Sheer Heart Attack (EMI)
  • Roxy Music – Country Life (Island UK)
  • Sparks – Propaganda (Island UK)
  • Supertramp  – Crime of the Century (A&M)
  • Thin Lizzy – Night Life (Vertigo UK)
  • Yes – Relayer (Atlantic)

Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Charisma)

Dec

1

  • Anton Bruckner’s Kronstorfer Mass premiered in St. Florian, Austria

2

  • Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte (72) dies in Stuttgart of injuries following an accident

6

  • The Rolling Stones officially announce the departure of Mick Taylor from the group
  • Charles Wuorinen’s Piano Concerto no.2 for amplified piano and orchestra premiered in New York

7

  • Carl Douglas has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Kung Fu Fighting
  • Barry White has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with You’re The First, The Last, My Everything

8

  • Julian Rachlin born (Vilnius) Lithuanian-Austrian violinist, viola player.

9

  • Lou Harrison’s Suite for violin with American gamelan premiered in San Francisco

10

  • Meg White born (Grosse Point, MI) American rock drummer. Member of the White Stripes.

13

  • Walter Piston’s Duo for cello and piano premiered in Washington, DC

15

  • Erich Walter Sternberg (83) dies in Tel Aviv

18

  • Vincent Persichetti’s Glad and Very for chorus and piano premiered in Huntingdon, NY

21

  • Benjamin Britten’s Suite no.3 for cello premiered in Snape
  • Harry Chapin has the Billboard number one single for one week with Cat’s in the Cradle

22

  • Electric Eels, Rocket from the Tombs and Mirrors play a gig in Cleveland, OH, which marks the start of the Cleveland proto-punk scene

23

  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s Suite on Verses of Michelangelo for bass and piano premiered in St Petersburg

24

  • Paal Nilssen-Love born (Stavanger, Norway) Norwegian jazz and rock drummer, composer. Member of Atomic and Scorch Trio and others.

26

  • Knudåge Riisager (77) dies in Copenhagen

27

  • (& 30th) Bob Dylan rerecords five songs for Blood on the Tracks in Minneapolis. Bob Dylan (vo, g, hca, org, mand) Billy Peterson (b) Bill Berg (d) Gregg Inhofer (keys) Chris Weber, Kevin Odegard (g) Peter Ostroushko (mand)

28

  • Helen Reddy has the Billboard number one single for one week with Angie Baby

31

  • Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks join Fleetwood Mac

releases

  • Can – Dizzy Dizzy / Splash (United Artists Germany)
  • Millie Jackson – If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right / The Rap (Spring)
  • Ben E. King – Supernatural Thing parts 1 and 2 (Atlantic)
  • John Lennon – #9 Dream / What You Got (Apple)
  • Temptations – Happy People / instrumental (Gordy)
  • Billy Cobham – Total Eclipse (Atlantic)
  • Deep Purple – Stormbringer (Purple UK)
  • Egg – The Civil Surface (Caroline UK)
  • Joni Mitchell – Miles of Aisles (Asylum) live album recorded in Los Angeles in Mar 1974 and Berkeley, CA in Aug 1974.
  • Spinners – New and Improved (Atlantic)
Vincent Persichetti 1915-87

Vincent Persichetti 1915-87

Date unknown

  • Kathryn Williams born (Liverpool) English folk and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist.

publications

  • J. H. Kwabena Nketia’s book The Music of Africa published in New York

releases

  • Robbie Basho – Zarthus (Vanguard)
  • Terry Callier – I Just Can’t Help Myself (Cadet)
  • Cluster – Zuckerzeit (Brain Germany)
  • Philip Glass – Music In Similar Motion / Music In Fifths (Chatham Square)
  • Keith Hudson – Pick a Dub (Klik Jamaica / Atra UK)
  • Conrad Schnitzler – Blau (KS Germany)
  • Tonto (Tonto’s Expanding Head Band) – It’s About Time (Polydor UK) recorded 1974

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