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Home | Encyclopaedia | Calendar | 1971

Musical Events Making the News in 1971


Saturday 9th January 1971
The U.S. Jaycees present Elvis Presley with an award honoring him as one of the "ten outstanding young men of America."
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Sunday 31st January 1971
"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit No.1 on UK pop chart
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Sunday 21st February 1971
Adolph Weiss, American composer, dies at 79
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Friday 12th March 1971
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger marries Bianca P?rez Morena de Macias.
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Sunday 14th March 1971
The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes.
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Thursday 13th May 1971
Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
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Saturday 5th June 1971
Grand Funk Railroad smashed the record held by The Beatles when they sold out Shea Stadium in 72 hours.

 
Thursday 10th June 1971
A Jethro Tull concert in Denver is marred by police who fire tear gas to quiet the disturbances of the 10,000 plus crowd. Tull plays on even though keyboardist John Evans can't see his piano through the tear gas.

 
Saturday 3rd July 1971
Jim Morrison of Doors fame dies in Paris at the age of 27.
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Tuesday 6th July 1971
Louis Armstrong dies.

 
Friday 9th July 1971
Jim Morrison was buried at P'ere Lachaise Cemetary in Paris.

 
Wednesday 14th July 1971
Guitarist Nick McCabe of The Verve was born.

 
Friday 13th August 1971
Legendary saxophonist King Curtis is stabbed to death outside his New York home.

 
Wednesday 18th August 1971
Aphex Twin aka Richard D. James was born

 
Thursday 9th September 1971
John Lennon's 'Imagine' album was released under Capitol.

 
Saturday 11th September 1971
Artist Richard Ashcroft, formerly of The Verve, was born.

 
Friday 29th October 1971
Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24.

 
Saturday 30th October 1971
Pink Floyd's 'Meddle' album was released under Capitol.

 
Wednesday 1st December 1971
John & Yoko release Happy Xmas War is Over in US

 
Friday 3rd December 1971
The Montreaux Casino burns to the ground during a show by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.

 

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