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1975 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1975.

Led Zeppelin in Chicago, 1975
Led Zeppelin in Chicago, 1975

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January 2

January 2

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 363 days remain until the end of the year.

New York City

New York City

New York, often called New York City (NYC), is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States, and is more than twice as populous as second-place Los Angeles. New York City lies at the southern tip of New York State, and constitutes the geographical and demographic center of both the Northeast megalopolis and the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. With over 20.1 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and 23.5 million in its combined statistical area as of 2020, New York is one of the world's most populous megacities, and over 58 million people live within 250 mi (400 km) of the city. New York City is a global cultural, financial, and media center with a significant influence on commerce, health care and life sciences, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports. New York is the most photographed city in the world. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy, an established safe haven for global investors, and is sometimes described as the capital of the world.

John Lennon

John Lennon

John Winston Ono Lennon was an English singer, songwriter, musician and peace activist who achieved worldwide fame as founder, co-songwriter, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. Lennon's work was characterised by the rebellious nature and acerbic wit of his music, writing and drawings, on film, and in interviews. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in history.

January 5

January 5

January 5 is the fifth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 360 days remain until the end of the year.

Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre, or Broadway, are the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats, located in the Theater District and the Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Broadway and London's West End together represent the highest commercial level of live theater in the English-speaking world.

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theater at 245 West 44th Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Opened in 1927, the theater was designed by Herbert J. Krapp in a Spanish style and was built for real-estate developer Irwin S. Chanin. It has 1,681 seats across two levels and is operated by The Shubert Organization. Both the facade and interior are New York City landmarks.

January 6

January 6

January 6 is the sixth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 359 days remain until the end of the year.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group comprised vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. With a heavy, guitar-driven sound, they are cited as one of the progenitors of hard rock and heavy metal, although their style drew from a variety of influences, including blues and folk music. Led Zeppelin have been credited as significantly impacting the nature of the music industry, particularly in the development of album-oriented rock (AOR) and stadium rock.

January 8

January 8

January 8 is the eighth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 357 days remain until the end of the year.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as The Garden or by its initials MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City. It is located in Midtown Manhattan between Seventh and Eighth avenues from 31st to 33rd Street, above Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name "Madison Square Garden"; the first two were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden (1925) farther uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.

January 12

January 12

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 353 days remain until the end of the year.

Little Feat

Little Feat

Little Feat is an American rock band formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group because of creative differences shortly before his death in 1979. Surviving members re-formed Little Feat in 1987 and the band has remained active to the present.

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John Rutter

John Rutter

John Milford Rutter is an English composer, conductor, editor, arranger, and record producer, mainly of choral music.

Clare College, Cambridge

Clare College, Cambridge

Clare College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college was founded in 1326 as University Hall, making it the second-oldest surviving college of the University after Peterhouse. It was refounded in 1338 as Clare Hall by an endowment from Elizabeth de Clare, and took on its current name in 1856. Clare is famous for its chapel choir and for its gardens on "The Backs".

Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo

Marilyn McCoo is an American singer, actress, and television presenter, who is best known for being the lead female vocalist in the group the 5th Dimension, as well as hosting the 1980s music countdown series Solid Gold.

The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension

The 5th Dimension is an American popular music vocal group, whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, light opera, and Broadway.

The Goodies

The Goodies

The Goodies were a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. The trio created, wrote for and performed in their eponymous television comedy show from 1970 until 1982, combining sketches and situation comedy.

Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie

William Edgar Oddie is an English writer, comedian, songwriter, musician, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He was a member of comedy trio The Goodies.

Ramones

Ramones

The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first true punk rock group. Despite achieving a limited commercial appeal in the United States during their time together, the band saw more success in England and Brazil, and are today seen as highly influential.

Sire Records

Sire Records

Sire Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group and distributed by Warner Records.

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

"And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is a song written by Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter Eric Bogle in 1971. The song describes war as futile and gruesome, while criticising those who seek to glorify it. This is exemplified in the song by the account of a young Australian serviceman who is maimed during the Gallipoli Campaign of the First World War. The protagonist, who had travelled across rural Australia before the war, is emotionally devastated by the loss of his legs in battle. As the years pass he notes the death of other veterans, while the younger generation becomes apathetic to the veterans and their cause. At its conclusion, the song incorporates the melody and a few lines of lyrics of the 1895 song "Waltzing Matilda" by Australian poet Banjo Paterson.

Bands disbanded

Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart with "Faces" in 1975, the year the band disbanded.
Ronnie Wood and Rod Stewart with "Faces" in 1975, the year the band disbanded.

Albums released

January

Day Album Artist Notes
8 Promised Land Elvis Presley -
16 Forever, Michael Michael Jackson -
20 Blood on the Tracks Bob Dylan -
23 Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor -
- Commoners Crown Steeleye Span -
Don't Cha Love It The Miracles -
Down by the Jetty Dr. Feelgood -
The First Minute of a New Day Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson -
Flavours The Guess Who -
It's Time Bonnie Bramlett -
Melissa Melissa Manchester -
Modern Times Al Stewart -
New Year, New Band, New Company John Mayall -
Picture Music Klaus Schulze -
Play Don't Worry Mick Ronson -
Plug Me Into Something Henry Gross -
Scorching Beauty Iron Butterfly -
Sunday's Child John Martyn -
Urban Renewal Tower of Power -

February

Day Album Artist Notes
7 Mister Magic Grover Washington, Jr. -
12 Have You Never Been Mellow Olivia Newton-John -
15 Fly by Night Rush -
16 Bolan's Zip Gun T.Rex -
17 High Voltage AC/DC Australia-only; Debut
Rock 'n' Roll John Lennon Covers album
21 On the Level Status Quo -
24 Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin -
27 On Your Feet or on Your Knees Blue Öyster Cult Live
28 Yesterdays Yes Compilation
- Ambrosia Ambrosia Debut Album
Changing Woman Buffy Sainte-Marie -
Cold on the Shoulder Gordon Lightfoot -
Desperate Straights Slapp Happy and Henry Cow -
Dixie Rock Wet Willie -
An Evening with John Denver John Denver Live
For Earth Below Robin Trower -
Mad Dog John Entwistle -
Pieces of the Sky Emmylou Harris -
Really Rosie Carole King Soundtrack
Song for America Kansas -
Street Rats Humble Pie -
Then Came You Dionne Warwick -
Unrequited Loudon Wainwright III Studio and live
Visions of the Emerald Beyond Mahavishnu Orchestra -

March

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Feel Like Makin' Love Roberta Flack -
3 Frampton Peter Frampton -
7 Young Americans David Bowie -
11 The Original Soundtrack 10cc -
Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper -
12 Chocolate City Parliament -
14 Blue Jays Justin Hayward and John Lodge -
15 That's the Way of the World Earth, Wind & Fire Soundtrack
16 The Bargain Store Dolly Parton -
19 Dressed to Kill Kiss -
Hearts America -
21 Rubycon Tangerine Dream -
22 Bundles Soft Machine -
Songbird Jesse Colin Young -
24 Chicago VIII Chicago -
Nuthin' Fancy Lynyrd Skynyrd -
Specs Appeal The Shadows -
25 Just Another Way to Say I Love You Barry White -
Slow Dazzle John Cale -
26 A Quiet Storm Smokey Robinson -
29 Blow by Blow Jeff Beck -
- The Best Years of Our Lives Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel -
Between the Lines Janis Ian -
Duit on Mon Dei Harry Nilsson -
Feelings Paul Anka -
Funny Lady Barbra Streisand Soundtrack
Go Girl Crazy! The Dictators -
The Great Fatsby Leslie West -
I'll Play for You Seals & Crofts -
Judith Judy Collins -
Katy Lied Steely Dan -
Let There Be Music Orleans -
Lou Reed Live Lou Reed Live
The Rotters' Club Hatfield and the North -
Spring Fever Rick Derringer -
Sweet Deceiver Kevin Ayers -
Switch Golden Earring -
There's One in Every Crowd Eric Clapton -
Tommy Various Artists Soundtrack
Two Sides of the Moon Keith Moon -

April

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Journey Journey -
2 The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer -
7 Will O' The Wisp Leon Russell -
8 Toys in the Attic Aerosmith -
11 Fish Rising Steve Hillage -
14 Spirit of America The Beach Boys Compilation
18 Fandango! ZZ Top Half live/half studio
19 Stars Cher -
21 ABBA[2] ABBA -
Let's Take It to the Stage Funkadelic -
25 Stampede The Doobie Brothers -
- Ain't Life Grand Black Oak Arkansas -
Al Green's Greatest Hits Al Green Compilation
The Beau Brummels The Beau Brummels -
Beautiful Loser Bob Seger -
Diamonds & Rust Joan Baez -
Discothèque Herbie Mann -
Hair of the Dog Nazareth -
Hokey Pokey Richard and Linda Thompson -
Ian Hunter Ian Hunter -
Jamaica Say You Will Joe Cocker -
The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Rick Wakeman -
New City Blood, Sweat & Tears -
Playing Possum Carly Simon -
The Snow Goose Camel -
Straight Shooter Bad Company -
Subtle as a Flying Mallet Dave Edmunds -
Survival The O'Jays -
Tomorrow Belongs to Me Sensational Alex Harvey Band -

May

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Gorilla James Taylor -
3 USA King Crimson Live
5 Newborn James Gang -
7 Today Elvis Presley -
9 Warrior on the Edge of Time Hawkwind -
15 Moving Violation Jackson 5 -
16 Soap Opera The Kinks -
19 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy Elton John -
22 Adventures in Paradise Minnie Riperton -
25 Initiation Todd Rundgren -
27 Venus and Mars Wings -
- America's Choice Hot Tuna -
Armageddon Armageddon -
Coming Down Your Way Three Dog Night -
Ernie Sings & Glen Picks Tennessee Ernie Ford and Glen Campbell -
Four Wheel Drive Bachman–Turner Overdrive -
In Praise of Learning Henry Cow -
Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille -
Once Upon a Star Bay City Rollers -
Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson -
Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard Robert Wyatt -
Spirit of '76 Spirit -
Steppin' Pointer Sisters -
Tale Spinnin' Weather Report -
There's No Place Like America Today Curtis Mayfield -
Your Mamma Won't Like Me Suzi Quatro -

June

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Made in the Shade The Rolling Stones Compilation
Metamorphosis The Rolling Stones Outtakes recorded 1964–70
10 One of These Nights Eagles -
13 Red Octopus Jefferson Starship -
Return to Fantasy Uriah Heep -
15 Stand Back April Wine -
16 Why Can't We Be Friends? War -
20 Greatest Hits Cat Stevens Compilation
It's My Pleasure Billy Preston -
Tonight's the Night Neil Young -
23 Stills Stephen Stills -
25 One Size Fits All Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention -
26 The Basement Tapes Bob Dylan & The Band Recorded 1967–75
- Cut the Cake Average White Band -
The Dream Weaver Gary Wright -
Dreaming My Dreams Waylon Jennings -
The Heat Is On The Isley Brothers -
The Hit Man Eddie Kendricks -
Horizon The Carpenters -
HQ Roy Harper -
Jasmine Nightdreams Edgar Winter -
Main Course Bee Gees -
Michael Bolotin Michael Bolton -
Rising for the Moon Fairport Convention -
Trying to Burn the Sun Elf -
The Tubes The Tubes -

July

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Trooper Trooper -
2 Now Look Ronnie Wood -
4 Ride a Rock Horse Roger Daltrey -
6 KC and the Sunshine Band KC and the Sunshine Band -
11 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac -
From Mighty Oaks Ray Thomas -
28 Free Hand Gentle Giant US
Sabotage Black Sabbath US
- Ego Is Not a Dirty Word Skyhooks -
Fire on the Bayou The Meters -
Force It UFO -
Futurama Be-Bop Deluxe -
Half a Love The Chi-Lites -
Head over Heels Poco -
The Higher They Climb David Cassidy -
In the City Tavares -
Metal Machine Music Lou Reed -
Outlaws Outlaws -
Power in the Music The Guess Who -
Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell -
Scheherazade and Other Stories Renaissance -
Sha Na Now Sha Na Na -
Stop Eric Burdon Band -
This Time We Mean It REO Speedwagon -

August

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Rainbow -
15 Atlantic Crossing Rod Stewart -
18 Daryl Hall & John Oates Hall & Oates -
19 Phoenix Labelle -
20 Deluxe Harmonia -
22 Man-Child Herbie Hancock -
Nightingales & Bombers Manfred Mann's Earth Band -
25 Born to Run Bruce Springsteen -
27 Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer -
28 The Best of Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Compilation
- Acid Queen Tina Turner -
Al Green Is Love Al Green -
Caught in the Act Grand Funk Railroad Live
Dreamboat Annie Heart Canada; released in US Feb. '76
E. C. Was Here Eric Clapton Live
Honey Ohio Players -
Mellow Madness Quincy Jones -
Pick of the Litter The Spinners -
Searchin' for a Rainbow The Marshall Tucker Band -
So Fine Loggins & Messina -
Spirit of the Boogie Kool & The Gang -
Stamp Album Climax Blues Band -
Timewind Klaus Schulze -
Win, Lose or Draw The Allman Brothers Band -

September

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Blues for Allah Grateful Dead -
5 Minstrel in the Gallery Jethro Tull -
10 Alive! Kiss Live
12 Fighting Thin Lizzy -
Second Chapter Danny Kirwan -
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd -
14 Crisis? What Crisis? Supertramp -
15 Fool for the City Foghat -
Wind on the Water Crosby & Nash -
17 In Trance Scorpions -
22 Extra Texture (Read All About It) George Harrison U.S. release. 3 October in U.K.
24 Caress of Steel Rush -
27 Portrait Gallery Harry Chapin -
30 Clearly Love Olivia Newton-John -
- Another Green World Brian Eno -
Another Year Leo Sayer -
Artful Dodger Artful Dodger -
Bandolier Budgie -
Bay City Rollers Bay City Rollers Compilation; North America debut
Captured Angel Dan Fogelberg -
The Car Over the Lake Album The Ozark Mountain Daredevils -
Changing All the Time Smokie -
Face the Music Electric Light Orchestra -
Hotline The J. Geils Band -
In the Slot Tower of Power -
John Fogerty John Fogerty -
Landed Can -
Masque Kansas -
Maximum Darkness Man -
Prisoner in Disguise Linda Ronstadt -
Procol's Ninth Procol Harum -
The Sound of Sunshine The Sunshine Band Instrumental
Symphonion Dream Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -
Ted Nugent Ted Nugent -
Thirteen Blue Magic Lane Blue Magic -
Warner Bros. Presents Montrose -
Waterbed Herbie Mann -
Windsong John Denver -
X-Rated Black Oak Arkansas -

October

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Tryin' to Get the Feeling Barry Manilow -
Against the Grain Rory Gallagher -
2 Bongo Fury Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention with Captain Beefheart Live + some studio tracks
3 The Who by Numbers The Who -
4 Rock of the Westies Elton John -
10 Come Taste the Band Deep Purple -
14 Breakaway Art Garfunkel -
16 You Aretha Franklin -
21 Ommadawn Mike Oldfield -
24 History: America's Greatest Hits America Compilation
Shaved Fish John Lennon Compilation
Siren Roxy Music -
25 Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon -
27 Angel Angel -
- All Around My Hat Steeleye Span -
Flying Again The Flying Burrito Brothers -
Godbluff Van der Graaf Generator -
Indiscreet Sparks -
Lazy Afternoon Barbra Streisand -
Malpractice Dr. Feelgood -
Mother Focus Focus -
Movin' On Commodores -
Nighthawks at the Diner Tom Waits Live
Radio-Activity Kraftwerk -
Sun and Steel Iron Butterfly -

November

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Northern Lights – Southern Cross The Band -
Spanish Train and Other Stories Chris de Burgh -
3 History: America's Greatest Hits America -
5 Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To Dolly Parton -
7 Fish Out of Water Chris Squire -
10 Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits Chicago Compilation
Zuma Neil Young & Crazy Horse -
11 Gratitude Earth, Wind & Fire -
17 Greatest Hits ABBA Compilation
Schoolboys in Disgrace The Kinks -
Teaser Tommy Bolin -
21 A Night at the Opera Queen -
25 Nightrider Charlie Daniels -
30 Numbers Cat Stevens -
- The Best of Carly Simon Carly Simon Compilation
Discreet Music Brian Eno -
Family Reunion The O'Jays -
Greatest Hits Nazareth Compilation
Helen of Troy John Cale -
The Hissing of Summer Lawns Joni Mitchell -
Hot Chocolate Hot Chocolate -
If the Shoe Fits Pure Prairie League -
It's Only Love Rita Coolidge -
The Last Record Album Little Feat -
Lisztomania Rick Wakeman Soundtrack
Mustard Roy Wood -
Nomadness Strawbs -
Pour Down Like Silver Richard and Linda Thompson -
Pressure Drop Robert Palmer -
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan Rufus -
Strung Up Sweet -
Together Anne Murray -
Track of the Cat Dionne Warwick -
Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame Kris Kristofferson -

December

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Elva kvinnor i ett hus[3] Agnetha Fältskog -
Equinox Styx -
T.N.T. AC/DC Australia
We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll Black Sabbath Compilation
4 Stephen Stills Live Stephen Stills -
5 Live! Bob Marley & The Wailers Live
12 Blast from Your Past Ringo Starr Compilation
Marcus Garvey Burning Spear -
13 Horses Patti Smith -
15 Mothership Connection Parliament -
29 Elite Hotel Emmylou Harris -
- Evening Star Fripp & Eno -
Head On Bachman–Turner Overdrive -
Heaven and Hell Vangelis -
Ricochet Tangerine Dream Live
Wouldn't You Like It? Bay City Rollers -

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Aaron Presley, or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with a singularly potent mix of influences across color lines during a transformative era in race relations, led him to both great success and initial controversy.

Forever, Michael

Forever, Michael

Forever, Michael is the fourth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released by Motown Records on January 16, 1975. The album is credited as having songs with funk and soul material. Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Hal Davis, Freddie Perren, and Sam Brown III served as producers on Forever, Michael. It is the final album before Jackson's solo breakthrough with his next album, Off the Wall (1979).

Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks

Blood on the Tracks is the fifteenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on January 20, 1975, by Columbia Records. The album marked Dylan's return to Columbia Records after a two-album stint with Asylum Records. Dylan began recording the album in New York City in September 1974. In December, shortly before Columbia was due to release the album, Dylan abruptly re-recorded much of the material in a studio in Minneapolis. The final album contains five tracks recorded in New York and five from Minneapolis.

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning more than 60 years. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" (1963) and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" (1964) became anthems for the civil rights and antiwar movements. His lyrics during this period incorporated a range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences, defying pop music conventions and appealing to the burgeoning counterculture.

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor

Gloria Gaynor is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (1978), "Let Me Know " (1979), "I Am What I Am" (1983), and her version of "Never Can Say Goodbye" (1974).

Commoners Crown

Commoners Crown

Commoners Crown is the seventh studio album by British folk rock band Steeleye Span, released in 1975 by Chrysalis Records. It was their second album with the band's most commercially successful line-up. The album reached number 21 in the UK album charts.

Down by the Jetty

Down by the Jetty

Down by the Jetty is the debut album by English rock band Dr. Feelgood, released in January 1975.

Dr. Feelgood (band)

Dr. Feelgood (band)

Dr. Feelgood are an English pub rock band formed in 1971. Hailing from Canvey Island, Essex, the group are best known for early singles such as "She Does It Right", "Roxette", "Back in the Night" and "Milk and Alcohol". The group's original distinctively British R&B sound was centred on Wilko Johnson's choppy guitar style. Along with Johnson, the original band line-up included singer Lee Brilleaux and the rhythm section of John B. Sparks, known as "Sparko", on bass guitar and John Martin, known as "The Big Figure", on drums. Although their most commercially productive years were the early to mid-1970s, and in spite of Brilleaux's death in 1994 of lymphoma, a version of the band continues to tour and record.

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron

Gilbert Scott-Heron was an American jazz poet, singer, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues". His poem "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", delivered over a jazz-soul beat, is considered a major influence on hip hop music.

Brian Jackson (musician)

Brian Jackson (musician)

Brian Robert Jackson is an American keyboardist, flautist, singer, composer, and producer known for his collaborations with Gil Scott-Heron in the 1970s. The sound of Jackson's Rhodes electric piano and flute accompaniments featured prominently in many of their compositions, most notably on "The Bottle" and "Your Daddy Loves You" from their first official collaboration Winter in America.

Bonnie Bramlett

Bonnie Bramlett

Bonnie Bramlett is an American singer and occasional actress known for performing with her husband, Delaney Bramlett, as Delaney & Bonnie. She continues to sing as a solo artist.

Melissa (Melissa Manchester album)

Melissa (Melissa Manchester album)

Melissa is the third album by Melissa Manchester, released on the Arista Records label in 1975. It reached #12 on the Billboard Albums chart on the strength of her first U.S. Top Ten hit "Midnight Blue" (#6). In 2001 the album was re-released.

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1975.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Billy Swan "I Can Help" 1974 United States USA – 1, Netherlands – 1, Austria – 1, Switzerland – 1, Norway – 1, Belgium – 1, New Zealand – 1, Germany – 1, Sweden – 1, Australia – 1, France – 1, Denmark – 1, Canada – 2, South Africa – 3, Ireland – 11
2 10cc "I'm Not in Love" 1975 United Kingdom UK – 1, Ireland – 1, Canada – 1, Brazil – 1, USA – 2, France – 2, Australia – 3, New Zealand – 4, Belgium – 5, Netherlands – 5, Norway – 6, Germany – 8, Switzerland – 8, South Africa – 17, Italy – 24
3 Alain Barriere "Tu t'en vas" 1975 France Germany – 1, Australia – 1, South Africa – 1, UK – 2, Canada – 2, Belgium – 2, Netherlands – 2, Norway – 2, Ireland – 2, Austria – 3, New Zealand – 3, Switzerland – 3, USA – 5, Sweden – 10
4 Morris Albert "Feelings" 1974 Brazil USA – 1, Canada – 1, Ireland – 1, Belgium – 1, New Zealand – 2, South Africa – 2, Netherlands – 3, UK – 4, Australia – 5, Sweden – 17, Germany – 31
5 Salsoul Orchestra "Tangerine" 1975 Puerto Rico Netherlands – 1, Sweden – 1, Austria – 1, Switzerland – 1, Norway – 1, Germany – 1, Belgium – 1, South Africa – 1, Canada – 5, UK – 10, Italy – 11, USA – 26

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Billy Swan

Billy Swan

William Lance Swan is an American country singer-songwriter, best known for his 1974 single, "I Can Help".

I Can Help

I Can Help

"I Can Help" is a song written and performed by Billy Swan. Released in July 1974, the song was a big crossover smash, reaching No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Singles charts late that fall. Although Swan had other charting singles on both the Hot 100 and country charts, the song is generally recognized as being Swan's only major hit single release. However, Swan had continued success as a songwriter for other artists and as a session musician.

10cc

10cc

10cc are an English rock band formed in Stockport in 1972. The group initially consisted of four musicians – Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme – who had written and recorded together since 1968. The group featured two songwriting teams. Stewart and Gouldman were predominantly pop songwriters, who created most of the band's accessible songs. Godley and Creme were the predominantly experimental half of 10cc, featuring art and cinematically inspired writing.

I'm Not in Love

I'm Not in Love

"I'm Not in Love" is a song by British group 10cc, written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. It is known for its innovative and distinctive backing track, composed mostly of the band's multitracked vocals. Released in the UK in May 1975 as the second single from the band's third album, The Original Soundtrack, it became the second of the group's three number-one singles in the UK between 1973 and 1978, topping the UK Singles Chart for two weeks. "I'm Not in Love" became the band's breakthrough hit outside the United Kingdom, topping the charts in Canada and the Republic of Ireland as well as peaking within the top ten of the charts in several other countries, including Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and the United States.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a country in Europe, off the north-western coast of the continental mainland. It comprises England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland; otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. The total area of the United Kingdom is 242,495 square kilometres (93,628 sq mi), with an estimated 2020 population of more than 67 million people.

France

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a transcontinental country predominantly located in Western Europe and spanning overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Due to its several coastal territories, France has the largest exclusive economic zone in the world. France borders Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Andorra, and Spain in continental Europe, as well as the Netherlands, Suriname, and Brazil in the Americas via its overseas territories in French Guiana and Saint Martin. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and contain close to 68 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre; other major urban areas include Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Lille, Bordeaux, and Nice.

Morris Albert

Morris Albert

Maurício Alberto Kaisermann, better known by his stage name Morris Albert, is a Brazilian singer and songwriter best known for his 1974 single "Feelings".

Feelings (Morris Albert song)

Feelings (Morris Albert song)

"Feelings" is a song by the Brazilian singer Morris Albert, who also wrote the lyrics. Albert released "Feelings" in 1974 as a single and later included it as the title track of his 1975 debut album. The song's lyrics, recognizable by their "whoa whoa whoa" chorus, concern the singer's inability to "forget my feelings of love". Albert's original recording of the song was very successful, performing well internationally.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 217 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the seventh most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world; and the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Salsoul Orchestra

Salsoul Orchestra

The Salsoul Orchestra was the backing band of session musicians for many acts on the New York City label Salsoul Records and, under its own name, recorded several hit singles and albums between 1975 and 1982.

Tangerine (1941 song)

Tangerine (1941 song)

"Tangerine" is a popular song. The music was written by Victor Schertzinger, the lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The song was published in 1941 and soon became a jazz standard.

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, is a Caribbean island and unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida, between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and includes the eponymous main island and several smaller islands, such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. It has roughly 3.2 million residents, and its capital and most populous city is San Juan. Spanish and English are the official languages of the executive branch of government, though Spanish predominates.

Chronological table of U.S. and UK number one hit singles

U.S. number one singles and artist
(weeks at number one)
UK number one singles and artist
(weeks at number one)

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" – Elton John (2)
"Mandy" – Barry Manilow (1)
"Please Mr. Postman" – The Carpenters (1)
"Laughter in the Rain" – Neil Sedaka (1)
"Fire" – Ohio Players (1)
"You're No Good" – Linda Ronstadt (1)
"Pick Up the Pieces" – Average White Band (1)
"Best of My Love" – Eagles (1)
"Have You Never Been Mellow" – Olivia Newton-John (1)
"Black Water" – The Doobie Brothers (1)
"My Eyes Adored You" – Frankie Valli (1)
"Lady Marmalade" – Labelle (1)
"Lovin' You" – Minnie Riperton (1)
"Philadelphia Freedom" – Elton John (2)
"(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" – B. J. Thomas (1)
"He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" – Tony Orlando and Dawn (3)
"Shining Star" – Earth, Wind & Fire (1)
"Before the Next Teardrop Falls" – Freddy Fender (1)
"Thank God I'm a Country Boy" – John Denver (1)
"Sister Golden Hair" – America (1)
"Love Will Keep Us Together" – Captain & Tennille (4)
"Listen to What the Man Said" – Paul McCartney & Wings (1)
"The Hustle" – Van McCoy (1)
"One of These Nights" – Eagles (1)
"Jive Talkin'" – Bee Gees (2)
"Fallin' in Love" – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (1)
"Get Down Tonight" – KC and the Sunshine Band (1)
"Rhinestone Cowboy" – Glen Campbell (2)
"Fame" – David Bowie (2)
"I'm Sorry" – John Denver (1)
"Bad Blood" – Neil Sedaka (3)
"Island Girl" – Elton John (3)
"That's the Way (I Like It)" – KC and the Sunshine Band (2)
"Fly, Robin, Fly" – Silver Convention (3)
"Let's Do It Again" – The Staple Singers (1)

"Lonely This Christmas" – Mud (2 weeks 1974 + 2 weeks 1975)
"Down Down" – Status Quo (1)
"Ms Grace" – The Tymes (1)
"January" – Pilot (3)
"Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (2)
"If" – Telly Savalas (2)
"Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)" – Bay City Rollers (6)
"Oh Boy" – Mud (2)
"Stand by Your Man" – Tammy Wynette (3)
"Whispering Grass" – Windsor Davies & Don Estelle (3)
"I'm Not in Love" – 10cc (2)
"Tears on My Pillow (I Can't Take It)" – Johnny Nash (1)
"Give a Little Love" – Bay City Rollers (3)
"Barbados" – Typically Tropical (1)
"Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" – The Stylistics (3)
"Sailing" – Rod Stewart (4)
"Hold Me Close" – David Essex (3)
"I Only Have Eyes for You" – Art Garfunkel (2)
"Space Oddity" – David Bowie (2)
"D.I.V.O.R.C.E." – Billy Connolly (1)
"Bohemian Rhapsody" – Queen (5 weeks 1975 + 4 weeks 1976)

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was written primarily by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. Lennon's son Julian inspired the song with a nursery school drawing that he called "Lucy – in the sky with diamonds". Shortly before the album's release, speculation arose that the first letter of each of the nouns in the title intentionally spelled "LSD", the initialism commonly used for the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide. Lennon repeatedly denied that he had intended it as a drug song, and attributed the song's fantastical imagery to his reading of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland books.

Elton John

Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John is a British singer, pianist and composer. Commonly nicknamed the "Rocket Man" after his 1972 hit single of the same name, John has led a commercially successful career as a solo artist since the 1970s, having released 31 albums since 1969. Collaborating with lyricist Bernie Taupin since 1967, John is acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his work during the 1970s, and his lasting impact on the music industry. John's music and showmanship have had a significant impact on popular music. His songwriting partnership with Taupin is one of the most successful in history.

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Somewhere Down the Road", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana ".

Laughter in the Rain

Laughter in the Rain

"Laughter in the Rain" is a song composed and recorded by Neil Sedaka, with lyrics by Phil Cody. It includes a 20-second saxophone solo by Jim Horn.

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka

Neil Sedaka is an American pop singer-songwriter and pianist. Since his music career began in 1957, he has sold millions of records as a performer and has written or co-written over 500 songs for himself and others, collaborating mostly with lyricists Howard "Howie" Greenfield and Phil Cody.

Fire (Ohio Players song)

Fire (Ohio Players song)

"Fire" is a song by R&B/funk band Ohio Players. The song was the opening track from the album of the same name and hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Soul Singles chart in early 1975. It spent two weeks atop the soul chart. "Fire" was the Ohio Players' only entry on the new disco/dance chart, where it peaked at No. 10. The song is considered to be the band's signature song along with "Love Rollercoaster".

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt

Linda Maria Ronstadt is a retired American singer who performed and recorded in diverse genres including rock, country, light opera, the Great American Songbook, and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award. Many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum in the United States and internationally. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award. She was awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Latin Recording Academy in 2011 and also awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy in 2016. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. On July 28, 2014, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts and Humanities. In 2019, she received a star jointly with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their work as the group Trio. Ronstadt was among five honorees who received the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime artistic achievements.

Average White Band

Average White Band

The Average White Band are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million-selling instrumental track "Pick Up the Pieces", and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others, such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians, including the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Leena Conquest, Christina Milian, and Arrested Development, making them the 15th most sampled act in history. As of 2022, 50 years after their formation, they continue to perform.

Best of My Love (Eagles song)

Best of My Love (Eagles song)

"Best of My Love" is a song written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and J. D. Souther. It was originally recorded by the Eagles, and included on their 1974 album On the Border. The song was released as the third single from the album, and it became the band's first Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single in March 1975. The song also topped the easy listening chart for one week a month earlier. Billboard ranked it as the number 12 song for 1975.

Eagles (band)

Eagles (band)

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1971. With five number-one singles and six number-one albums, six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards, the Eagles were one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s in North America. Founding members Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner were recruited by Linda Ronstadt as band members, some touring with her, and all playing on her third solo album, before venturing out on their own on David Geffen's new Asylum Records label.

Have You Never Been Mellow (song)

Have You Never Been Mellow (song)

"Have You Never Been Mellow" is a song recorded by British-Australian singer Olivia Newton-John for her 1975 fifth studio album of the same name. Written and produced by John Farrar, the song was released as the lead single from the album in January 1975.

Black Water (song)

Black Water (song)

"Black Water" is a song recorded by the American music group the Doobie Brothers from their 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits. The track, which features its composer Patrick Simmons on lead vocals, became the first of the two Doobie Brothers' No. 1 hit singles in mid-March 1975.

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Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady

Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady

"Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" is a 1974 written and first recorded by American singer-songwriter Harriet Schock. It was covered by various other artists, and saw its greatest success when it was covered by Helen Reddy, whose 1975 rendition became a top 10 hit.

All My Friends Are Getting Married

All My Friends Are Getting Married

"All My Friends Are Getting Married" is a song by Australian band Skyhooks, released in June 1975 as the second and final single from the band's second studio album, Ego Is Not a Dirty Word. It is written by the group's bass guitarist, Greg Macainsh and was produced by Ross Wilson. The song peaked at number two in Australia.

At Seventeen

At Seventeen

"At Seventeen" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janis Ian from her seventh studio album Between the Lines. Columbia released it in July 1975 as the album's second single. Ian wrote the lyrics on the basis of a The New York Times article and used a samba instrumental, and Brooks Arthur produced the final version. A pop and soft rock ballad, the song is about a social outcast in high school. Critics have regarded "At Seventeen" as a type of anthem. Despite her initial reluctance to perform the single live, Ian promoted it at various appearances and it has been included on compilation and live albums.

Bad Time

Bad Time

"Bad Time" is a song written by Mark Farner and performed by Grand Funk. It reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1975 and appeared on the band's 1974 album, All the Girls in the World Beware!!!

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" is a song recorded by Neil Sedaka, co-written by Sedaka and Howard Greenfield. Sedaka recorded this song twice, in 1962 and 1975, in two significantly different arrangements, and it is considered to be his signature song. Between 1970 and 1975, it was a top-40 hit three separate times for three separate artists: Lenny Welch, The Partridge Family and Sedaka's second version.

Chevy Van (song)

Chevy Van (song)

"Chevy Van" is a 1973 song, written and sung by Sammy Johns with instrumental backing provided by Los Angeles-based session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. It was a hit single in the United States and Canada in 1975, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and becoming a million seller. It was played primarily on Top 40 stations in the 1970s; later re-recordings were done in a country vein.

Could It Be Magic

Could It Be Magic

"Could It Be Magic" is a song with lyrics by Adrienne Anderson and music by Barry Manilow, inspired by Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in C minor, Opus 28, Number 20.

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is an American singer and songwriter with a career that spans seven decades. His hit recordings include "Could It Be Magic", "Somewhere Down the Road", "Mandy", "I Write the Songs", "Can't Smile Without You" and "Copacabana ".

Cut the Cake (song)

Cut the Cake (song)

"Cut the Cake" is a song written and performed by Average White Band. It was featured on their 1975 album Cut the Cake. The song was arranged by Roger Ball and produced by Arif Mardin.

Average White Band

Average White Band

The Average White Band are a Scottish funk and R&B band that had a series of soul and disco hits between 1974 and 1980. They are best known for their million-selling instrumental track "Pick Up the Pieces", and their albums AWB and Cut the Cake. The band name was initially proposed by Bonnie Bramlett. They have influenced others, such as the Brand New Heavies, and been sampled by various musicians, including the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, TLC, The Beatnuts, Too Short, Ice Cube, Eric B. & Rakim, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Leena Conquest, Christina Milian, and Arrested Development, making them the 15th most sampled act in history. As of 2022, 50 years after their formation, they continue to perform.

Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

Don't Call Us, We'll Call You

"Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" is a hit song by the American rock band Sugarloaf. Co-written by lead vocalist Jerry Corbetta, the song was featured as the title track of the band's fourth and final album. It was their fourth single and was recorded at Applewood Studios in Golden, Colorado. Performing on the track, along with Jerry Corbetta, were session players Paul Humphries (drums), Max Bennett (bass), Ray Payne (guitar), and a group called the "Flying Saucers" on harmony vocals.

Happy Days (TV theme)

Happy Days (TV theme)

"Happy Days" is a song written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox. It is the theme of the 1970s television series Happy Days. It can be heard during the TV show's opening and closing credits as it runs in perpetual rerun syndication.

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All That Jazz (song)

All That Jazz (song)

"All That Jazz" is a song from the 1975 musical Chicago. It has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is the opening song of the musical. The title of the 1979 film, starring Roy Scheider as a character strongly resembling choreographer/stage and film director Bob Fosse, is derived from the song.

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb

Fred Ebb was an American musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander. The Kander and Ebb team frequently wrote for such performers as Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera.

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera, is an American actress, singer and dancer best known for originating roles in Broadway musicals including Anita in West Side Story, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and the title role in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She is a ten-time Tony Award nominee and a three-time Tony Award recipient, including one for Lifetime Achievement. She is the first Latina and the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honor and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

At Seventeen

At Seventeen

"At Seventeen" is a song by American singer-songwriter Janis Ian from her seventh studio album Between the Lines. Columbia released it in July 1975 as the album's second single. Ian wrote the lyrics on the basis of a The New York Times article and used a samba instrumental, and Brooks Arthur produced the final version. A pop and soft rock ballad, the song is about a social outcast in high school. Critics have regarded "At Seventeen" as a type of anthem. Despite her initial reluctance to perform the single live, Ian promoted it at various appearances and it has been included on compilation and live albums.

Janis Ian

Janis Ian

Janis Ian is an American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Her signature songs are the 1966/67 hit "Society's Child " and the 1975 Top Ten single "At Seventeen", from her LP Between the Lines, which in September 1975 reached no. 1 on the Billboard album chart.

I'm Not in Love

I'm Not in Love

"I'm Not in Love" is a song by British group 10cc, written by band members Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman. It is known for its innovative and distinctive backing track, composed mostly of the band's multitracked vocals. Released in the UK in May 1975 as the second single from the band's third album, The Original Soundtrack, it became the second of the group's three number-one singles in the UK between 1973 and 1978, topping the UK Singles Chart for two weeks. "I'm Not in Love" became the band's breakthrough hit outside the United Kingdom, topping the charts in Canada and the Republic of Ireland as well as peaking within the top ten of the charts in several other countries, including Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Norway and the United States.

Graham Gouldman

Graham Gouldman

Graham Keith Gouldman is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the co-lead singer and bassist of the art rock band 10cc. He has been the band's only constant member since its formation in 1972. Before 10cc, Gouldman worked as a freelance songwriter and penned several hits for major rock and pop groups such as the Yardbirds, the Hollies, Herman's Hermits, and Ohio Express, among others.

Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart

Eric Michael Stewart is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, best known as a founding member of the rock groups the Mindbenders with whom he played from 1963 to 1968, and likewise of 10cc from 1972 to 1995. Stewart co-owned Strawberry Studios in Stockport, England, from 1968 to the early 1980s, where he recorded albums with 10cc and artists, including Neil Sedaka and Paul McCartney. Stewart collaborated with McCartney extensively in the 1980s, playing on or co-writing songs for McCartney's solo albums Tug of War (1982), Pipes of Peace (1983), Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984), and Press to Play (1986). Since 1980, Stewart has released four solo studio albums.

I'm Sorry (John Denver song)

I'm Sorry (John Denver song)

"I'm Sorry" is a song written and recorded by American country-folk singer-songwriter John Denver. Released in 1975, it was his final number-one pop hit released during his career.

Howard Greenfield

Howard Greenfield

Howard Greenfield was an American lyricist and songwriter, who for several years in the 1960s worked out of the famous Brill Building. He is best known for his successful songwriting collaborations, including one with Neil Sedaka from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, and near-simultaneous songwriting partnerships with Jack Keller and Helen Miller throughout most of the 1960s.

Benny Andersson

Benny Andersson

Göran Bror Benny Andersson is a Swedish singer, musician, composer, producer, member of the musical group ABBA and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! For the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia! and its 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, he worked also as an executive producer. Since 2001, he has been active with his own band Benny Anderssons orkester.

Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish singer, songwriter, producer, a member of the musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! He co-produced the films Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. He is the oldest member of the group.

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Claude Bolling

Claude Bolling

Claude Bolling was a French jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and occasional actor.

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Jean-Pierre Louis Rampal was a French flautist. He has been personally "credited with returning to the flute the popularity as a solo classical instrument it had not held since the 18th century."

Mario Davidovsky

Mario Davidovsky

Mario Davidovsky was an Argentine-American composer. Born in Argentina, he emigrated in 1960 to the United States, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He is best known for his series of compositions called Synchronisms, which in live performance incorporate both acoustic instruments and electroacoustic sounds played from a tape.

Klaus Huber

Klaus Huber

Klaus Huber was a Swiss composer and academic based in Basel and Freiburg. Among his students were Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Jarrell, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Toshio Hosokawa, Wolfgang Rihm, and Kaija Saariaho. He received the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2009, among other awards.

Les Espaces du sommeil

Les Espaces du sommeil

Les Espaces du sommeil is a work for baritone and orchestra set to a poem of Robert Desnos by the Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. It is in one movement, with a three-section scheme but lacking clearly marked caesuras, about which Lutosławski stated: "Les Espaces is neither a song nor a set of songs, but a symphonic poem with a baritone solo."

Krzysztof Meyer

Krzysztof Meyer

Krzysztof Meyer is a Polish composer, pianist, and music scholar, formerly Dean of the Department of Music Theory (1972–1975) at the State College of Music, and president of the Union of Polish Composers (1985–1989). Meyer served as professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne from 1987 to 2008, prior to his retirement.

Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Rzewski

Frederic Anthony Rzewski was an American composer and pianist, considered to be one of the most important American composer-pianists of his time. His major compositions, which often incorporate social and political themes, include the minimalist Coming Together and the variation set The People United Will Never Be Defeated!, which has been called "a modern classic".

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He is known for his groundbreaking work in electronic music, for introducing controlled chance into serial composition, and for musical spatialization.

Harlekin

Harlekin

Harlekin (Harlequin) is a composition for unaccompanied clarinet by Karlheinz Stockhausen, named for the commedia dell'arte character Harlequin. It was composed in 1975 and is Number 42 in his catalogue of works. A shorter, derived work called Der kleine Harlekin is Number 42½.

Musik im Bauch

Musik im Bauch

Musik im Bauch is a piece of scenic music for six percussionists and music boxes composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen in 1975, and is Number 41 in his catalog of works. The world premiere was presented on 28 March 1975 as part of the Royan Festival. The performance was given by Les Percussions de Strasbourg in the haras in the town of Saintes, near to Royan. Its duration is roughly 38 minutes.

Alexander Vustin

Alexander Vustin

Alexander Kuzmich Vustin, also Voustin or Wustin was a Russian composer. His works, including the opera The Devil in Love, were played and recorded internationally.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Soviet-era Russian composer and pianist who became internationally known after the premiere of his First Symphony in 1926 and was regarded throughout his life as a major composer.

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Viktor Ullmann

Viktor Ullmann

Viktor Ullmann was a Silesia-born Austrian composer, conductor and pianist.

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Der Kaiser von Atlantis oder Die Tod-Verweigerung is a one-act opera by Viktor Ullmann with a libretto by Peter Kien. They collaborated on the work while interned in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt (Terezín) around 1943. The Nazis did not allow it to be performed there.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Netherlands, with The Hague being the seat of government. It has a population of 907,976 within the city proper, 1,558,755 in the urban area and 2,480,394 in the metropolitan area. Located in the Dutch province of North Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the "Venice of the North", for its large number of canals, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

John Rutter

John Rutter

John Milford Rutter is an English composer, conductor, editor, arranger, and record producer, mainly of choral music.

Aulis Sallinen

Aulis Sallinen

Aulis Sallinen is a Finnish contemporary classical music composer. His music has been variously described as "remorselessly harsh", a "beautifully crafted amalgam of several 20th-century styles", and "neo-romantic". Sallinen studied at the Sibelius Academy, where his teachers included Joonas Kokkonen. He has had works commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, and has also written seven operas, eight symphonies, concertos for violin, cello, flute, horn, and English horn, as well as several chamber works. He won the Nordic Council Music Prize in 1978 for his opera Ratsumies.

The Horseman (opera)

The Horseman (opera)

The Horseman is an opera in three acts by Aulis Sallinen, based on a libretto by Paavo Haavikko. It was premiered by the Savonlinna Opera Festival on 17 June 1975 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Olavinlinna Castle, and is the first of Sallinen's operas, and is replete with heavy symbolism and historical allegories. According to George Loomis, writing in The New York Times, the work "is widely credited for helping to precipitate a wave of Finnish operas".

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Savonlinna Opera Festival is held annually in the city of Savonlinna in Finland. The Festival takes place at the medieval Olavinlinna, built in 1475. The castle is located amid spectacular lake scenery.

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Chicago (musical)

Chicago (musical)

Chicago is a 1975 American musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Chicago in the jazz age, the musical is based on a 1926 play of the same title by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, about actual criminals and the crimes on which she reported. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the "celebrity criminal".

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line is a 1975 musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante.

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Frederick Hamlisch was an American composer and conductor. Hamlisch was one of only seventeen people to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. This collection of all four is referred to as an "EGOT". He is one of only two people to have won those four prizes and a Pulitzer Prize ("PEGOT").

Edward Kleban

Edward Kleban

Edward “Ed” Kleban was an American musical theatre composer and lyricist. Kleban was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1939 and graduated from New York's High School of Music & Art and Columbia University, where he attended with future playwright Terrence McNally.

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Its title is a literal English translation of the German name for Mozart's Serenade No. 13, K. 525, Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The musical includes the popular song "Send In the Clowns", written for Glynis Johns.

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim was an American composer and lyricist. One of the most important figures in twentieth-century musical theater, Sondheim is credited for having "reinvented the American musical" with shows that tackle "unexpected themes that range far beyond the [genre's] traditional subjects" with "music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication." His shows address "darker, more harrowing elements of the human experience," with songs often tinged with "ambivalence" about various aspects of life. He was known for his frequent collaborations with Hal Prince and James Lapine on the Broadway stage.

The Wiz

The Wiz

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) in the context of contemporary African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974, at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, and moved to Broadway's Majestic Theatre with a new cast on January 5, 1975.

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theater at 245 West 44th Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Opened in 1927, the theater was designed by Herbert J. Krapp in a Spanish style and was built for real-estate developer Irwin S. Chanin. It has 1,681 seats across two levels and is operated by The Shubert Organization. Both the facade and interior are New York City landmarks.

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by John Weidman, with "additional material by" Hugh Wheeler.

Winter Garden Theatre

Winter Garden Theatre

The Winter Garden Theatre is a Broadway theatre at 1634 Broadway in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City. It opened in 1911 under designs by architect William Albert Swasey. The Winter Garden's current design dates to 1922, when it was completely remodeled by Herbert J. Krapp. Due to the size of its auditorium, stage, and backstage facilities, it is favored for large musical productions. It has 1,600 seats and is operated by The Shubert Organization. The auditorium interior is a New York City landmark.

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At Long Last Love

At Long Last Love

At Long Last Love is a 1975 American jukebox musical comedy film written, produced, and directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It stars Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, and Duilio Del Prete as two couples who each switch partners during a party and attempt to make each other jealous. Featuring 18 songs with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Bogdanovich was inspired to make a musical with the composer's songs after Shepherd gave him a book of his songs. All of the musical sequences were performed live by the cast, since At Long Last Love was meant by Bogdanovich to be a tribute to 1930s musical films like One Hour With You, The Love Parade, The Merry Widow and The Smiling Lieutenant that also filmed the songs in the same manner.

Funny Lady

Funny Lady

Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film and the sequel to the 1968 film Funny Girl. The film stars Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen.

Lisztomania (film)

Lisztomania (film)

Lisztomania is a 1975 British surreal biographical musical comedy film written and directed by Ken Russell about the 19th-century composer Franz Liszt. The screenplay is derived, in part, from the book Nélida by Marie d'Agoult (1848), about her affair with Liszt.

The Magic Flute (1975 film)

The Magic Flute (1975 film)

The Magic Flute is Ingmar Bergman's 1975 film version of Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte. It was intended as a television production and was first shown on Swedish television on 1 January 1975, but was followed by a cinema release later that year. The work is widely viewed as one of the most successful films of an opera ever made, and as an unusual item among the director's works. The film won BAFTA TV Award for Best Foreign Television Programme in 1976 and was nominated for Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film by 20th Century Fox, produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and actor Richard O'Brien, who is also a member of the cast. The film is based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with music, book, and lyrics by O'Brien. The production is a tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through to the early 1960s. Along with O'Brien, the film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick and is narrated by Charles Gray, with cast members from the original Royal Court Theatre, Roxy Theatre, and Belasco Theatre productions, including Nell Campbell and Patricia Quinn.

Tommy (1975 film)

Tommy (1975 film)

Tommy is a 1975 British satirical operetta fantasy drama film written and directed by Ken Russell and based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy about a "psychosomatically deaf, mute, and blind" boy who becomes a pinball champion and religious leader. The film featured a star-studded ensemble cast, including the band members themselves, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson.

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January 2

January 2

January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 363 days remain until the end of the year.

Hoobastank

Hoobastank

Hoobastank is an American rock band formed in 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, by lead vocalist Doug Robb, guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse, and original bassist Markku Lappalainen. They were signed to Island Records from 2001 to 2012 and have released six albums and one extended play to date. Their most recent album, Push Pull, was released on May 25, 2018. They have sold 10 million albums worldwide. The band is best known for their biggest hit single, "The Reason".

Chris Cheney

Chris Cheney

Christopher John Cheney is an Australian rock musician, record producer, and studio owner. He is the founding mainstay guitarist, songwriter, and lead vocalist of the rockabilly band The Living End, which was formed in 1994 with schoolmate Scott Owen. Cheney wrote the group's top 20 hits on the ARIA Singles Chart: "Second Solution" / "Prisoner of Society" (1997), "All Torn Down" (1999), "Pictures in the Mirror" (2000), "Roll On" (2001), "One Said to the Other" (2003), "What's on Your Radio" (2005), "Wake Up" (2006), and "White Noise" (2008). In 2004, Cheney joined the supergroup The Wrights which put out a cover version of Stevie Wright's epic 11-minute track, "Evie" as a single. At the 2009 APRA Music Awards, Cheney won Song of the Year for writing The Living End's track, "White Noise". In 2005, he married his girlfriend Emma; the couple has two daughters and are co-owners of a recording facility, Red Door Sounds. In 2011, the Cheney family relocated to Los Angeles.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk

Daft Punk were a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 in Paris by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. Widely regarded as one of the most influential acts in dance music history, they achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement. They garnered critical acclaim and commercial success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, disco, indie rock and pop.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of various accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, in addition to nominations for nine Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award. Cooper appeared on the Forbes Celebrity 100 three times and on Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2015. His films have grossed $11 billion worldwide and he has placed four times in annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors.

A Star Is Born (2018 film)

A Star Is Born (2018 film)

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper with a screenplay by Cooper, Eric Roth and Will Fetters. It stars Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Andrew Dice Clay, and Sam Elliott, and follows an alcoholic musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It is the fourth filmed version of the story, after the original 1937 American romantic drama, the 1954 American musical and the 1976 American musical. Principal photography began at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2017.

Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj

Harris Jayaraj is an Indian composer from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He composes soundtracks predominantly for Tamil films, while also having composed for a few films in Telugu and two films in Hindi.

January 13

January 13

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 352 days remain until the end of the year.

January 15

January 15

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 350 days remain until the end of the year.

Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman

Edith Eleanor Smith is a Scottish radio DJ and television presenter. She hosted Colin and Edith, weekday afternoons, weekend breakfast, and The Radio 1 Review on BBC Radio 1 until 2014 and has presented a variety of music-related television shows and music festivals.

Belinda Chapple

Belinda Chapple

Belinda Barbara Chapple is an Australian singer, creative director and interior designer. She was a former member of all-female pop group Bardot (2000–02), from the reality TV talent competition Popstars series 1.

January 17

January 17

January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 348 days remain until the end of the year.

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January 11

January 11

January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 354 days remain until the end of the year.

January 16

January 16

January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 349 days remain until the end of the year.

January 26

January 26

January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 339 days remain until the end of the year.

January 30

January 30

January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 335 days remain until the end of the year.

Boris Blacher

Boris Blacher

Boris Blacher was a German composer and librettist.

February 3

February 3

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 331 days remain until the end of the year.

February 4

February 4

February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 330 days remain until the end of the year.

February 10

February 10

February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 324 days remain until the end of the year.

Dave Alexander (musician)

Dave Alexander (musician)

David Michael Alexander was an American musician, best known as the original bassist for influential protopunk band The Stooges.

February 13

February 13

February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 321 days remain until the end of the year.

Eric Thiman

Eric Thiman

Eric Harding Thiman was an English composer, conductor and organist. The surname is pronounced 'tea-man'. By 1939 he was considered one of the leading non-conformist organists in England. His choral and educational music is still performed today.

February 16

February 16

February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 318 days remain until the end of the year.

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