1975 – The Marshall Tucker Band perform at a campaign fund-raiser for presidential candidate Jimmy Carter.
1975 – Joan Baez joins Bob Dylan as a member of his Rolling Thunder Revue.
1975 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Island Girl,” Elton John. The song is John’s third No. 1 song in 1975.
1975 – Bruce Springsteen is featured on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously – the first rock’n’roller to do so.
1975 – Elton John performs at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, dressed in a sequined Dodger outfit. It’s the last date on his sold-out American tour.
1975 – At Long Island, N.Y.’s Nassau Coliseum, James Taylor, Pete Seeger, and John McLaughlin perform at the First Planetary Celebration to promote awareness of global responsibility. The gig attracts only 4,500 people.
1975 – Bob Dylan re-records “Hurricane” after earlier versions of his song about the imprisoned boxer misidentified a bystander in the bar where Hurricane Carter was alleged to have shot two men. It’s his final session for the Desire album.
1975 – Elton John is the latest addition to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1975 – For the second episode of Saturday Night Live, the musical guests are Simon & Garfunkel, temporarily reunited for this TV appearance.
1975 – The Bee Gee’s Maurice Gibb marries Yvonne Spencely.
1975 – In Los Angeles, Neil Young has a growth scraped from his vocal cords.
1975 – Sean Lennon is born this day in rock history! Sean Taro Ono Lennon (aka Sean Ono Lennon, born 9 October 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He is the son of musicians and peace activists John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Biography Early life and education Sean Lennon was born in […]