1974 – Elton John and John Lennon sing a duet of “I Saw Her Standing There” at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1974 – Lennon is reunited with Yoko Ono after his yearlong, booze-sodden “Lost Weekend.”
1974 – Led Zeppelin spend their time rehearsing at London’s Livewire Theatre while they wait for the release of Physical Graffiti. The record company was holding up the album’s release due to its complicated cutout sleeve.
1974 – Depressed troubadour Nick Drake dies of an accidental drug overdose in Tanworth-in-Arden, England.
1974 – At New York’s Madison Square Garden, John Lennon rehearses with Elton John for the latter’s forthcoming concert.
1974 – Keyboardist Gary Wright leaves Spooky Tooth. He goes on to enjoy the 1976 solo smash “Dream Weaver.”
1974 – Jefferson Starship are reunited with Marty Balin onstage at San Francisco’s Winterland.
1974 – Abba begin their first European tour in Copenhagen.
1974 – The Faces release “You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything,” which becomes their last single when Rod Stewart announces he’s leaving the band in 1976.
1974 – After crashing a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City, Iowa, the driver claims to be Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The real Blackmore was actually performing in San Francisco that night.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Whatever Gets You Through the Night,” John Lennon. Elton John plays piano and organ and sings backing vocals on the song.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive.