1975 – During Pink Floyd’s five-night stand at the Los Angeles Arena, 511 audience members are busted for smoking marijuana.
1975 – Pink Floyd played the last of a four night run at Los Angeles’ Sports Arena. A total of 511 fans were arrested over the four nights for possession of marijuana.
1975 – While on tour in Florida, Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan quit the New York Dolls.
1975 – Badfinger’s Pete Ham commits suicide by hanging himself in his London garage.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” B.J. Thomas. The song has the longest title of any No. 1 single.
1975 – four Bay City Rollers fans were taken to hospital and 35 others required on site treatment after they attempted to swim across a lake to meet their heroes. The group were making an appearance at a BBC Radio 1 fun day at Mallory Park.
1975 – appearing at Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Kiss, Rush and the Heavy Metal Kids.
1975 – Legendary singer and Paris sensation Josephine Baker dies in France several days after a massive stroke at age 68.
1975 – during a North American tour, Pink Floyd played the first of two nights at The Cow Palace, Daly City, San Francisco, California.
1975 – Elton John started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Philadelphia Freedom’, his fourth US No.1, it made No.12 in the UK.
1975 – David Bowie announced his second career retirement, saying, ‘I’ve rocked my roll. It’s a boring dead end, there will be no more rock ‘n’ roll records from me.’