Year 1974 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"
  • Apr 6 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England

Music Awards in 1974

  • Feb 19 1st American Music Awards: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
  • Mar 2 16th Grammy Awards: Roberta Flack Best Record - "Killing Me Softly", Stevie Wonder Best Album - "Innervisions"
  • Mar 25 9th Academy of Country Music Awards: Charlie Rich and Loretta Lynn win
  • Apr 6 19th Eurovision Song Contest: ABBA for Sweden wins singing "Waterloo" in Brighton, England
  • Oct 14 8th Country Music Association Award: Charlie Rich

Musicians Married in 1974

  • Jun 7 Irish actor and singer Richard Harris (43) weds American actress Ann Turkel (27); divorce in 1982
  • Jul 4 American soul singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James (28) at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada; Separate in 1988, but never divorce
  • Jul 16 "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

Musicians Divorces in 1974

  • Feb 20 American singer and actress Cher (27) files for separation from husband singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (38)
  • Sep 13 American producer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

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