1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Seasons in the Sun,” Terry Jacks.
1974 – Cher filed for divorce from Sonny Bono. Cher had married Gregg Allman from The Allman Brothers band on 27th June 1975.
1974 – Cher gives Sonny a birthday present by filing for divorce after ten years of marriage. Chick’s can be so classy.
1974 – At the first American Music Awards, Al Green’s Livin’ for You wins the Favorite Album, Soul/R&B award. The hosts are Roger Miller, Helen Reddy, and Smokey Robinson. Those who skip the awards show to watch Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert witness the TV debut of KISS.
1974 – winners in the UK music weekly Disc Readers Awards Poll; Top UK group went to Slade, Top musician, Roy Wood, David Bowie won UK and World male singer, Top single with ‘Jean Genie’ and album with ‘Aladdin Sane’, Top female singer was Lynsey De Paul and Brightest hope was won by David Essex.
1974 – during a tour of America the members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer were arrested in Salt Lake City after swimming naked in the hotel pool. They were each fined $75 (£44).
1974 – Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille (of Captain And Tennille) married in Virginia City, while on a promotion tour of the States.
1974 – David Bowie turned down an offer from the Gay Liberation group to compose ‘the world’s first Gay National Anthem.’
1974 – New York rock club the Bottom Line opens.
1974 – ABBA’s “Waterloo” is chosen to represent Sweden in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.