1974 – A document signed by all the Beatles confirms the dissolution of their partnership.
1974 – Ron Wood denies reports that he will join the Rolling Stones as a replacement for the recently departed Mick Taylor.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” Elton John. The John Lennon-Paul McCartney song first appeared on the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967.
1974 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Angie Baby,” Helen Reddy. The song is Reddy’s third and final No. 1 song.
1974 – James Taylor, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt and Joni Mitchell get into the Christmas spirit by going around Los Angeles singing carols.
1974 – George Harrison releases one of his rare Christmas records, “Ding Dong, Ding Dong.” It fails to crack the top 30.
1974 – At the Rainbow Theatre in London, Bad Company are joined for a jam onstage by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The group performs B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby.”
1974 – On his first ever solo world tour, George Harrison performs the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden.
1974 – David Crosby and Graham Nash play a benefit concert for the United Farm Workers in San Francisco.
1974 – George Harrison meets with President Gerald Ford at the White House after Gerald’s son Jack extends an invitation. Harrison is in town to perform a date on his North American tour. We have no idea if Gerald Ford was introduced to the glories of the sitar.
1974 – The Rolling Stones’ second guitarist Mick Taylor announces he is quitting the band.