1974 in music
1973 in music,
other events of 1974,
1975 in music and the
list of 'years in music'.
- February 10 - record producer Phil Spector is badly injured in a car accident. Details of the accident are kept secret.
- February 12 - New York's legendary rock club, The Bottom Line[?] opens in Greenwich Village
- February 14 - The Captain & Tennille[?] are married in Virginia City, Nevada[?]
- February 18 - Yes sells out the first of two nights at Madison Square Garden, without a bit of advertising for the show.
- February 20 - Cher files for divorce from her husband of 10 years, Sonny Bono
- March 12 - John Lennon is involved in an altercation with a photographer outside the Troubador club[?] in Los Angeles, California. Lennon and friend Harry Nilsson had been heckling comedian Tommy Smothers and were forced to leave the club
- April 6 - 200,000 music fans attend The California Jam rock festival[?]. Artists performing at the event include Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Black Oak Arkansas[?] and the Eagles.
- April 25 - Pam Morrison[?], Jim Morrison's widow, is found dead in her Hollywood, California apartment from an apparent heroin overdose.
- August 7 - Peter Wolf[?], lead singer of the J. Geils Band[?] marries actress Faye Dunaway
- Patti Smith releases her debut recording, which many consider to be the first punk rock single, "Hey Joe"
- Lord Shorty[?]'s Endless Vibrations[?] is the first soca LP and the first major soca hit worldwide
- Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis and begins solo career
- Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat[?] is performed for the first time
- Rover Thomas[?] claims to have been visited in a dream by a deceased friend near Warmun, Australia[?] and receives the Krill Krill[?] song cycle
- Dino Martin[?], singer and son of Dean Martin, is arrested on suspicion of possession and sale of two machine guns.
- Journey signs to Columbia Records
- Talking Heads forms
- Japan forms
- Firefall[?] forms
- Daniel Amos forms out of the remnants of Jubal's Last Band[?].
- The Ramones form
For a more complete list of hits by month, see here (http://home.earthlink.net/~yellowbrickroad/1974.htm).