1971 Progressive rock band Yes release their break-through third studio album "The Yes Album"
1972 American singer Harry Nilsson's single "Without You" begins a 4 week run at the top of the charts. [The song was originally written and performed by the English band Badfinger in 1970, and would reach the top ten again with Mariah Carey's 1994 cover.]
1973 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" single released by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (Billboard Song of the Year 1973)
1974 1st American Music Awards: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
1977 19th Grammy Awards: "This Masquerade"and Starland Vocal Band win
1978 Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green's musical "On The Twentieth Century", starring John Cullum and Madeline Kahn, and Kevin Kline, and directed by Hal Prince, opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 449 performances, wins 5 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards
1981George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of his song "My Sweet Lord" from Ronnie Mack's song "He's So Fine"
1984 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 104 performances
1987 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater, NYC; runs for 102 performances
1989 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
1991 Geffen Records releases "Night Ride Home", Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's 14th studio album
1992 Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances