1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “The Way We Were,” Barbra Streisand. The title song to the Streisand-Robert Redford film wins a Grammy for songwriters Marvin Hamlisch and Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and an Academy Award for Best Song.
1974 – Bob Dylan makes his first New York concert performance in eight years, playing Madison Square Garden.
1974 – The Doobie Brothers open their first European tour at The Rainbow in London.
1974 – Ringo Starr went to No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Johnny Burnette 1960 hit ‘Your Sixteen’, a No.3 hit in the UK.
1974 – Born on this day, Christopher River Hesse, drummer, Hoobastank, 2004 US No.2 hit ‘The Reason.’
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You’re Sixteen,” Ringo Starr. Former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney sings a brief solo on the song.
1974 – Gov. Jimmy Carter of Georgia throws a post-concert party for Bob Dylan at the gubernatorial mansion. Carter later remarks, “[He] never initiates conversation, but he’ll answer a question if you ask him.”
1974 – Appearing at Newcastle City Hall, England were T. Rex. Tickets cost £1.50 ($2.55).
1974 – Al Wilson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Show And Tell’.
1974 – Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople, (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Show and Tell,” Al Wilson.
1974 – Dean Martin’s son Dino Martin was arrested after attempting to sell two AK-47 machine guns to an undercover agent.