1975 in music


1975 in music

Events

*January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of Immigration files pertaining to his deportation case.
*January 5 - "The Wiz", a new version of the classic "The Wizard of Oz" story, opens at Broadway's Majestic Theater in New York City.
*January 6 - Approximately 1000 Led Zeppelin fans cause an estimated $30,000 in damage to the lobby of the Boston Garden. The fans had been waiting for tickets to go on sale for Led Zeppelin's February 4 concert. The fans reportedly broke chairs and doors and caused other damage to the building. Boston Mayor Kevin White cancels the upcoming show.
*The Alice Cooper stage show for "Welcome to My Nightmare" becomes the largest stage spectacle of the decade.
*January 8 - Three Led Zeppelin concerts at Madison Square Garden sell out in a record four hours.
*January 12 - "The Warner Brothers Music Show" begins a nine city, 18 show tour of Europe. The tour included Warner Brothers acts Little Feat, Tower of Power, the Doobie Brothers, Bonaroo, Montrose, and Graham Central Station.
*February 21 - John Lennon releases his "Rock 'n' Roll" LP, featuring John singing his favorite early rock songs from the 50's. To promote the album he conducts a telephone interview with 20 rock radio stations simultaneously.
*March 2 - Los Angeles Police make a routine traffic stop that turns out to be Paul McCartney and his wife Linda. Linda McCartney is arrested for having six to eight ounces of marijuana in her pocketbook.
*March 26 - The film version of The Who's "Tommy" premieres in London.
*Welcome To My Nightmare, Alice Cooper's first solo album is released.
*April 3 - Steve Miller is arrested and charged with setting fire to the clothes and personal effects of a friend, Benita DiOrio, and resisting arrest. DiOrio drops the charges the following day.
*April 4 - Minnie Riperton scores a #1 hit single with "Lovin' You".
*April 18 - Alice Cooper's first television special, "Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album" airs.
*April 24 - Pete Ham, founder of the group Badfinger, is found hanged in his London garage. His death is ruled a suicide.
*April 28 - Tom Snyder interviews John Lennon on the "Tomorrow Show".
*May 1 - The Rolling Stones announce their upcoming North American tour by performing "Brown Sugar" from a flatbed truck on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The occasion was guitarist Ronnie Wood's debut with the band.
*May 10 - Stevie Wonder performs before 125,000 people at the Washington Monument as part of "Human Kindness Day" festivities.
*June 1 - The Rolling Stones open their North American Tour in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
*August 9 - The Bee Gees begin their mid-70s comeback when Jive Talkin' reaches #1 and goes platinum with sales over 1 million.
*August 9 - Dmitri Shostakovich, the last of the great Soviet composers, dies.
*August 9 - Renato Carosone's comeback concert after 15-year retirement.
*September 15 - Pink Floyd releases their album Wish You Were Here and is a huge hit.
* October 30 - Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour begins
*November - The Ramones release their debut single, "Blitzkrieg Bop".
*November 6 - The Sex Pistols play their first concert at St. Martin's School of Art in London.
*November 21 - Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes to number one. (5 weeks 1975 + 4 weeks 1976)
*December 25 - Iron Maiden forms

Also in 1975

*Firefall forms
*Ramones sign to Sire Records
*Pere Ubu forms in August
*.38 Special forms
*Motörhead forms
*Wizzard disbands
*Ocean disbands
*John Rutter becomes Director of Music at Clare College, Cambridge
*Billy Davis, Jr. and Marilyn McCoo leave the Fifth Dimension and start solo careers
*Peter Gabriel leaves British progressive rock group Genesis.
*Camel's classic album, "The Snow Goose", is realised.
*The Goodies had five top twenty singles (in the UK) becoming, according to Bill Oddie, "the first, the only and the most successful comedy rockers".

Albums released

*"ABBA" - ABBA
*"Adventures in Paradise" - Minnie Riperton
*"Afro-Filipino" - Joe Bataan
*"Alive!" - Kiss
*""A Night at the Opera"" - Queen
*"Another Green World" - Brian Eno
*"Another Year" - Leo Sayer
*"An Evening With John Denver" - John Denver
*"Armageddon" - Armageddon
*"Atlantic Crossing" - Rod Stewart
*"Bandolier" - Budgie
*"The Basement Tapes" - Bob Dylan & The Band
*"Beautiful Loser" - Bob Seger
*"The Best of Carly Simon" - Carly Simon
*"The Best of Top of the Pops '75" - Top of the Poppers
*"Between the Lines" - Janis Ian
*"Blood on the Tracks" - Bob Dylan
*"Blow by Blow" - Jeff Beck
*"Blues for Allah" - The Grateful Dead
*"Bongo Fury" - Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention with Captain Beefheart
*"Born To Be With You" - Dion DiMucci + Produced by Phil Spector
*"Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen
*"Bright Size Life" - Pat Metheny Group
*"Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy" - Elton John
*"Captured Angel" - Dan Fogelberg
*"The Car Over the Lake Album" - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
*"Caress of Steel" - Rush
*"Chicago VIII" - Chicago
*"Chocolate City"-Parliament
*"Come Taste the Band" - Deep Purple
*"Crisis? What Crisis?" - Supertramp
*"Das schönste im Leben" - Die Flippers
*"Deluxe" - Harmonia
*"Desperate Straights" - Slapp Happy / Henry Cow
*"Diamonds & Rust" - Joan Baez
*"The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!" - The Dictators
*"The Dragon is Dancing" - Jimmie Spheeris
*"Dreadlocks Dread" - Big Youth
*"Dreamboat Annie" - Heart (in Canada; released in U.S. in 1976)
*"Dressed to Kill" - Kiss
*"E.C. Was Here - Eric Clapton
*"Ella and Oscar" - Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson
*"Extra Texture - George Harrison
*"Face the Music - Electric Light Orchestra
*"Fandango" - ZZ Top
*"Fleetwood Mac" - Fleetwood Mac
*"Fly by Night" - Rush
*"Fool for the City" - Foghat
*"Free Hand - Gentle Giant
*"Gorilla" - James Taylor
*"Greatest Hits" - Nazareth
*"Hair of the Dog" - Nazareth
*"Have You Never Been Mellow" - Olivia Newton-John
*"Head On" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Head over Heels" - Poco
*"Helen of Troy" - John Cale
*"High Voltage" - AC/DC
*"The Hissing of Summer Lawns" - Joni Mitchell
*"Hokey Pokey" - Richard and Linda Thompson
*"Horizon" - The Carpenters
*"Horses" - Patti Smith
*"Ian Hunter (album)" - Ian Hunter
*"In Praise of Learning" - Henry Cow
*"In Trance" - Scorpions
*"Initiation" - Todd Rundgren
*"John Fogerty" - John Fogerty
*"Journey To Love" - Stanley Clarke
*"Katy Lied" - Steely Dan
*"The Köln Concert" - Keith Jarrett
*"Landed" - Can
*"The Last Record Album" - Little Feat
*"Late For The Sky" - Jackson Browne
*"Let's Take It To The Stage"-Funkadelic
*"Live!" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
*"Lou Reed Live" - Lou Reed
*"Love to Love You Baby" - Donna Summer
*"Main Course" - The Bee Gees
*"Man Child" - Herbie Hancock
*"Marcus Garvey" - Burning Spear
*"Metal Machine Music" - Lou Reed
*"Michael Bolotin" - Michael Bolton
*"Minstrel in the Gallery" - Jethro Tull
*"Monster Planet" - Steve Maxwell Von Braund
*"Montreux '75" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Mother Focus" - Focus
*"Natty Dread" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
*"Neu! '75" - Neu!
*"Nighthawks at the Diner" - Tom Waits
*"Numbers" - Cat Stevens
*"Nuthin' Fancy - Lynyrd Skynyrd
*"One of These Nights" - The Eagles
*"One Size Fits All" - Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention
*"Ommadawn" - Mike Oldfield
*"The Original Soundtrack" - 10cc
*"Outlaws" - The Outlaws
*"Physical Graffiti" - Led Zeppelin
*"Pieces of the Sky" - Emmylou Harris
*"Playing Possum" - Carly Simon
*"Pour Down Like Silver" - Richard and Linda Thompson
*"Pre-Creedence"- The Golliwogs
*"Prisoner in Disguise"- Linda Ronstadt
*"Promised Land"- Elvis Presley
*"Radioactivity" - Kraftwerk
*"Red Headed Stranger" - Willie Nelson
*"Red Octopus" - Jefferson Starship
*"Rimmel" - Francesco de Gregori
*"Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow" - Rainbow
*"Rock 'n' Roll" - John Lennon
*"Rock of the Westies" - Elton John
*"Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance" - Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance
*"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" - Gil Scott-Heron
*"Ripper" - Various Artists
*"" - Rudy Pompilli and The Comets
*"Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard" - Robert Wyatt
*"Sabotage" - Black Sabbath
*"Searchin' for a Rainbow" - The Marshall Tucker Band
*"Shaved Fish" - John Lennon
*"Siren" - Roxy Music
*"Slow Dazzle" - John Cale
*"Stampede" - The Doobie Brothers
*"Stand Back" - April Wine
*"Still Crazy After All These Years" - Paul Simon
*"Straight Shooter" - Bad Company
*"Strung Up" - Sweet
*"The Sun Collection" - Elvis Presley
*"Sweet Deceiver" - Kevin Ayers
*"The Sweet Singles Album" - The Sweet
*"Tea Break Over, Back on Your 'Eads" - IF
*"There's One In Every Crowd - Eric Clapton
*"Today" - Elvis Presley
*"Tonight's the Night" - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
*"Toys in the Attic" - Aerosmith
*"Tryin' to Get the Feeling" - Barry Manilow
*"The Tubes" - The Tubes
*"USA" - King Crimson
*"Velvet Donkey" - Ivor Cutler
*"Venus and Mars" - Paul McCartney & Wings
*"Warrior on the Edge of Time" - Hawkwind
*"Waves" - Jade Warrior
*"Welcome to My Nightmare" - Alice Cooper
*"The Who By Numbers" - The Who
*"Wind on the Water" - Crosby & Nash
*"Windsong" - John Denver
*"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
*"Yesterdays" - Yes
*"Young Americans" - David Bowie
*"Zuma" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1975.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1975.

Chronological table of U.S. and UK Number One Hit singles

note: best sellers of the year are bold

Other significant singles

*"#9 Dream - John Lennon
*"Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady" - Helen Reddy
*"All By Myself" - Eric Carmen
*"All My Friends Are Getting Married" - Skyhooks
*"Amie" - Pure Prairie League
*"At Seventeen" - Janis Ian
*"Autobahn" - Kraftwerk
*"Back in the Night" - Dr. Feelgood
*"Back Up (Against Your Persuasion) - Terry Black & Laurel Ward
*"Bad Luck" - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
*"Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet
*"Black Friday" - Steely Dan
*"Black Superman Muhammed Ali" - Johnny Wakelin
*"Blue Guitar" - Justin Hayward and John Lodge
*"Boogie on Reggae Woman" - Stevie Wonder
*"Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen
*"The Boys Are Back in Town" - Thin Lizzy
*"Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye)" - Bay City Rollers
*"Calypso" - John Denver
*"Cavalry" - Daryl Braithwaite
*"Can't Stop Myself from Loving You" - William Shakespeare
*"Can't Get It Out of My Head" - Electric Light Orchestra
*"The Carpet Crawlers" - Genesis
*"Chevy Van" - Sammy Johns
*"Convoy" - C.W. McCall
*"Could It Be Magic" - Barry Manilow
*"Curiosity Killed the Cat" - Little River Band
*"Cut the Cake" - Average White Band
*"Daisy Jane" - America
*"Dance With Me" - Orleans
*"Dancin' On A Saturday Night" - Bond
*"Department of Youth" - Alice Cooper
*"Doctor's Orders" - Carol Douglas
*"Don't Call Us, We'll Call You" - Sugarloaf
*"Dreamer" - Supertramp
*"Dynomite, Part 1" - Bazuka
*"Ego Is Not a Dirty Word" - Skyhook
*"Eighteen With a Bullet" - Pete Wingfield
*"Emma" - Hot Chocolate
*"Evil Woman" - Electric Light Orchestra
*"Express" - B.T. Express
*"Feel Like Makin' Love" - Bad Company
*"Feelings" - Morris Albert
*"Fight the Power (Part 1)" - The Isley Brothers
*"Fly Away" - John Denver
*"Fox on the Run" - Sweet
*"Freedom" - Sherbet
*"Get Dancin'" - Disco-Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
*"Golden Years" - David Bowie
*"Good Lovin' Gone Bad" - Bad Company
*"Have a Cigar" - Pink Floyd
*"Hey You" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Hijack" - Herbie Hancock
*"Hold Back the Night" - Trammps
*"Horror Movie" - Skyhooks
*"How Does It Feel" - Slade
*"How Long" - Ace
*"How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side)" - Pointer Sisters
*"I Am Love" - The Jackson 5
*"I Believe In Father Christmas" - Greg Lake
*"I Love Music" - The O'Jays
*'I'm Not In Love" - 10cc
*"In Dulce Jubilo/On Horseback" - Mike Oldfield
*"I Only Have Eyes For You" - Art Garfunkel
*"It's a Miracle" - Barry Manilow
*"I Write the Songs" - Barry Manilow
*"They Just Can't Stop It (Games People Play)" - The Spinners
*"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" - Eric Clapton
*"Kometenmelodie 2" - Kraftwerk
*"Lady" - Styx
*"The Last Farewell" - Roger Whittaker
*"Let the Music Play" - Barry White
*"Life... Is For Living" - Sherbet
*"Lonely People" - America
*"Long Tall Glasses" - Leo Sayer
*"Love Hurts" - Nazareth
*"L-O-V-E (Love)" - Al Green
*"Love Is the Drug" - Roxy Music
*"Love Rollercoaster" - The Ohio Players
*"Love to Love You Baby" - Donna Summer
*"Love Won't Let Me Wait" - Major Harris
*"Low Rider" - War
*"Lyin' Eyes" - Eagles
*"Magic" - Pilot
*"Mamma Mia" - ABBA
*"Matter of Time" - Sherbet
*"Man on the Silver Mountain" - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
*"Midnight Blue" - Melissa Manchester
*"Million Dollar Riff" - Skyhooks
*"Miracles" - Jefferson Starship
*"Mr. Jaws" - Dickie Goodman
*"The Newcastle Song" - Bob Hudson
*"Mr. Raffles (Man It Was Mean)" - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
*"My Little Town" - Paul Simon
*"Never Can Say Goodbye" - Gloria Gaynor
*"Nightingale" - Carole King
*"Nights on Broadway" - The Bee Gees
*"No No Song" - Ringo Starr
*"No Woman No Cry" - Bob Marley and the Wailers
*"Now I'm Here" - Queen
*"Old Days" - Chicago
*"Once Bitten Twice Shy" - Ian Hunter
*"Once You Get Started" - Rufus
*"Only Women Bleed" - Alice Cooper
*"Only Yesterday" - The Carpenters
*"Our Day Will Come" - Frankie Valli
*"Out on the Floor" - Dobie Gray
*"Please Mr. Please" - Olivia Newton-John
*"Real Man" - Todd Rundgren
*"Remember What I Told You to Forget" - Tavares
*"Right Back Where We Started From" - Maxine Nightingale
*"Rock and Roll All Nite" - Kiss
*"Rocky" - Austin Roberts
*"Rockin' All Over the World" - John Fogerty
*"Rockin' Chair" - Gwen McCrae
*"Roll on Down the Highway" - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
*"Roll Over Lay Down" - Status Quo
*"Run Joey Run" - David Geddes
*"Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers
*"Saturday Night Special" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
*"School's Out (EP)" - Alice Cooper
*"Send in the Clowns" - Judy Collins
*"Shame, Shame, Shame" - Shirley & Company
*"Shaving Cream" - Benny Bell
*"She Does It Right" - Dr. Feelgood
*"Sing a Song" - Earth, Wind & Fire
*"Sky High" - Jigsaw
*"Slow Ride" - Foghat
*"The Snake" - Al Wilson
*"Solitaire" - The Carpenters
*"Spirit in the Night" - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
*"Squeeze Box" - The Who
*"Strange Magic" - Electric Light Orchestra
*"Super Natural Thing" - Ben E. King
*"Swearin' To God" - Frankie Valli
*"Sweet Emotion" - Aerosmith
*"Sweet Thing" - Rufus
*"Sweet Surrender" - John Denver
*"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" - Elton John
*"Stand by Me" - John Lennon
*"Summer Love" - Sherbet
*"Swearin' To God" - Frankie Valli
*"Tangled Up in Blue" - Bob Dylan
*"That's the Way (I Like It)" - KC and the Sunshine Band
*"Theme From Mahogany(Do You Know Where You're Going Too)" - Diana Ross
*"There Goes Another Love Song" - The Outlaws
*"Third Rate Romance" - Amazing Rhythm Aces
*"This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" - Natalie Cole
*"Too Much Rock 'N' Roll" - Rabbit
*"Up in a Puff of Smoke" - Polly Brown
*"Venus and Mars/Rockshow" - Paul McCartney and Wings
*"Walk Away From Love" - David Ruffin
*"Walk This Way" - Aerosmith
*"Walking in Rhythm" - The Blackbyrds
*"Wasted Days and Wasted Nights" - Freddy Fender
*"The Way I Want to Touch You" - Captain & Tennille
*"The Way We Were" - Gladys Knight and the Pips
*"Welcome to the Machine" - Pink Floyd
*"What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" - Esther Phillips
*"What Am I Gonna Do With You?" - Barry White
*"(What's the Word?) Johannesburg" - Gil Scott-Heron
*"When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease" - Roy Harper
*"When Will I Be Loved" - Linda Ronstadt
*"Who Loves You" - The Four Seasons
*"Why Can't We Be Friends - War
*"Wildfire" - Michael Murphy
*"W*O*L*D*" - Harry Chapin
*"You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker
*"You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate
*"Young Americans" - David Bowie
*"You're My Best Friend" - Queen
*"Paloma Blanca" - George Baker Selection

Published popular music

* "Anytime (I'll Be There)" w.m. Paul Anka
* "At Seventeen" w.m. Janis Ian
* "Calypso" w.m. John Denver
* "I'm Not in Love" w.m. Graham Keith Gouldman & Eric Michael Stewart
* "I'm Sorry" w.m. John Denver
* "Love Will Keep Us Together" w.m. Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
* "Mamma Mia" w.m. Benny Andersson, Stig Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus
* "Movin' On Up" w.m. Jeff Barry and Ja'Net DuBois, theme from the TV series "The Jeffersons"
* "New York State of Mind" w.m. Billy Joel
* "One" w. Edward Kleban m. Marvin Hamlisch
* "Rockin' All Over the World" w.m. John C. Fogerty
* "Wasted Days Wasted Nights" w.m. Freddy Fender & Wayne Duncan
* "The Way I Want To Touch You" w.m. Toni Tennille
* "What I Did For Love" w. Edward Kleban m. Marvin Hamlisch
* "You" w.m. Tom Snow

Classical music

*Samuel Adler - "Symphony No. 5, "We are the Echoes"
*Osvaldas Balakauskas - "Sonata of the Mountains"
*Claude Bolling and Jean Pierre Rampal - "Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano"
*Mario Davidovsky - "Scenes from Shir ha-Shirim" for soprano, two tenors, bass soli and chamber ensemble
*Theo Loevendie - "Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra, "Incantations"
*Witold Lutosławski - "Les Espaces du Sommeil"
*Alexander Vustin - "The Word"
*Dmitri Shostakovich - "Viola Sonata" - his final work.

Opera

*John Rutter - "Bang!"

Musical theatre

* "Chicago" - Broadway production
* "A Chorus Line" (Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban) - Broadway production
* "A Little Night Music" (Stephen Sondheim) - London production
* "Dance With Me" - Broadway Production
* "The Wiz" - Broadway production
* "Pacific Overtures" - Broadway Production

Musical films

* "Funny Lady"
* "The Rocky Horror Picture Show
* "Tommy"

Births

*January 2 - Doug Robb, Hoobastank
*January 3 - Thomas Bangalter, Daft Punk
*January 13 - Jason King, radio DJ
*January 12 - Melanie Chisholm, Spice Girls
*January 28 - Lee Latchford-Evans, Steps
*February 1 - Big Boi, OutKast
*February 4 - Natalie Imbruglia, singer
*February 5 - Adam Carson, AFI
*February 7 - Wes Borland, Limp Bizkit
*February 17 - Wish Bone, rapper
*February 20 - Brian Littrell, The Backstreet Boys
*February 23 - Robert Lopez, composer and lyricist
*March 10 - Jerry Horton, Papa Roach
*March 17 - Justin Hawkins, The Darkness
*March 25
**Melanie Blatt, All Saints
**Stacy Ferguson, Black Eyed Peas
*April 10 - Chris Carrabba, Dashboard Confessional
*April 26 - Jose Pasillas, Incubus
*April 26 - Joey Jordison, Slipknot
*May 3 - Maksim Mrvica, pianist
*May 8 - Enrique Iglesias, singer
*May 18 - Jack Johnson
*May 25 - Lauryn Hill, The Fugees
*May 27 - André 3000, OutKast
*May 29 - Melanie Brown, Spice Girls
*June 8 - Emm Gryner, singer-songwriter
*July 2 - Erik Ohlsson, Millencolin
*July 6 - 50 Cent, rapper
*July 9 - Jack White, The White Stripes
*July 12 - Tracie Spencer, singer and actress
*July 18 - Daron Malakian, System of a Down
*July 25 - Håvard Ellefsen, Mortiis
*August 7 - Gaahl, black metal vocalist
*September 1 - Omar Rodríguez-López, At the drive-in, The Mars Volta
*September 8 - Richard Hughes, Keane
*September 9 - Michael Bublé, big band singer
*September 11 - Brad Fischetti, LFO
*September 16 - Shannon Noll, singer
*September 17 - Constantine Maroulis, Pray for the Soul of Betty
*September 22 - Mystikal, rapper
*October 9 - Sean Ono Lennon, son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono
*November 1 - Bo Bice, singer
*November 5 - Lisa Scott-Lee, Steps
*November 6 - Mike Herrera, MxPx
*November 14
**Travis Barker, blink-182
**Faye Tozer, Steps
*November 20
**Dierks Bentley, singer-songwriter
**Davey Havok, AFI
*December 13 - Tom Delonge, blink-182
*December 14 - Justin Furstenfeld, Blue October
* cECIL'S MOM

Deaths

*February 4 - Louis Jordan, jazz musician
*February 19 - Luigi Dallapiccola, composer
*February 22 - Lionel Tertis, viola player
*March 27 - Sir Arthur Bliss, Master of the Queen's Musick
*April 14 - Michael Flanders, lyricist, actor, partner of Donald Swann
*April 23 - Peter Ham, Badfinger, suicide
*May 18 - Leroy Anderson, U.S. composer and conductor
*June 29 - Tim Buckley, drug overdose
*July 14 - Zutty Singleton, U.S. jazz drummer
*July 19 – Lefty Frizzell, Country Music Hall of Fame singer
*August 9 - Dmitri Shostakovich, heart attack
*September 5 - Bill Sprouse Jr. The Road Home, heart attack
*October 1 - Al Jackson, drummer and songwriter
*October 30 - John Scott Trotter, U.S. arranger and conductor
*December 17 - Noble Sissle, U.S. bandleader and singer
*December 17 - Hound Dog Taylor, blues musician
*December 24 - Bernard Herrmann, composer

Awards

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1975

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1975


=Leeds International Piano Competition=

*Dimitri Alexeev


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