1971 – At a Who concert in Forest Hills, N.Y., a security guard is stabbed.
1971 – Big day in Stones history: At London’s Rialto cinema, the documentary Gimme Shelter premieres. The film includes footage from the infamous concert at Altamont.
1971 – Pink Floyd leave England to set out on their first tour of the Far East.
1971 – No. 1 on the charts is James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend.”
1971 – Bob Dylan appears at George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. It’s his only major live appearance this year. The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country’s name was originally spelt) was a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi […]
1971 – The Beach Boys enjoy a commercial comeback of sorts with the release of Surf’s Up. The No. 29 position is their highest chart placement since 1966’s Pet Sounds.
1971 – The Rolling Stones and Brian Jones’ father sue former manager Allen Klein for $29 million, alleging that he mismanaged the band’s funds.
1971 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian),” The Raiders (formerly Paul Revere and the Raiders). It is the group’s biggest hit and last to hit the top 20.
1971 – Jesus Christ Superstar mania seizes Pittsburgh. An audience of 13,000 packs the Civic Arena to see a special performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
1971 – On NBC’s Make Your Own Kind of Music, you can see the Carpenters perform.
1971 – Yoko Ono appears at the London department store Selfridges, where she signs copies of her book Grapefruit. John Lennon turns up to lend a wrist.
1971 – David Cassidy is in the hospital to have his gall bladder removed. Ouch.