Year 1975 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 5 At Knebworth Festival in England, Pink Floyd debut their album "Wish You Were Here" with pyrotechnics and an exploding plane which flies into the stage
  • Sep 25 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies
  • Oct 19 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • Nov 6 First performance by punk band the Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London
  • Nov 28 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.
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Music Awards in 1975

  • Feb 18 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
  • Mar 1 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
  • Mar 5 10th Academy of Country Music Awards: Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn win
  • Mar 22 20th Eurovision Song Contest: Teach-In for Netherlands wins singing "Ding-a-dong" in Stockholm
  • Mar 22 Netherlands' "Ding-a-dong" performed by Tech-In wins Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 13 9th Country Music Association Award: John Denver wins
  • Oct 25 Columbia Records releases "Still Crazy After All These Years", the fourth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it features the title track and the hits "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "My Little Town", and wins 2 Grammy Awards

Musicians Married in 1975

  • Jun 30 American singer and actress Cher (28), weds American blues-rcoker Gregg Allman (27), 4 days after her divorce from Sonny Bono is finalized; divorce 1979
  • Jul 7 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour (29) weds American model and artist Virginia "Ginger" Hasenbein (26); divorce in 1990
  • Aug 5 Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (25) weds Elissa Jerret

Musicians Divorces in 1975

  • Mar 21 American country singer Tammy Wynette (33) divorces American country singer-songwriter George Jones (43), after 6 years of marriage
  • Jun 26 American singer and actress Cher (28) divorces singer-songwriter Sonny Bono (40)
  • Jul 10 American singer and actress Cher (28) files for divorce from musician Gregg Allman (27), 10 days after their marriage - they reconcile, but separate in 1977 and divorce in 1979

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