changes record labels (from Elektra to DiscReet, a Warners subsidiary*);
Straight promptly releases a single from Blue Afternoon: Happy Time/So Lonely.
7: plays Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
11: plays I Woke Up and Come Here Woman on The Show,
National Education Television at NET studio in Hershey, PA.
13: plays Edwards Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
14: plays Baldwin Gym, drew University, Madison, NJ.
15: plays E.J. Noble Auditorium, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.
21: plays Irvine Auditorium, University of Philadelphia (partial set list:
Gypsy Woman, Pleasant Street, Morning Glory, Blue Melody); concert is harshly
reviewed by Michael Cuscuna: Buckleys Yodeling Baffles Audience.
22: plays Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
23: arrives back in LA on United flight #733 at 12:45 p.m.
27-March 4: plays a weeklong engagement at The Boarding House (960 Bush St.,
plays Troubadour (LA).
19: marries Judy Fern Brejot [a.k.a., Madame Wu] at the Little Red Chapel
in Santa Monica; buys a house at 2972 Rounsevel Terrace, Laguna Beach (which he
subsequently paints black); finishes recording his sixth album, Starsailor;
released in November, it garners a 5-star rating from Down Beats
Mike Bourne, but bombs with the record-buying public.
22-30: plays Phantasmagoria: A Community Effort, a concert series to benefit
The Black Congress, KPFK, and the L.A. Free Clinic held at Wrigley Field (435
E. 42nd Place, LA); also on the bill: Frank Zappa, Alice Cooper, Sweetwater.
15: does live studio performance with his Starsailor band for Boboquivari,
a 30-minute Community TV of Los Angeles show that airs on KCET.
25-26: opens for the Mothers of Invention at Pepperland, San Rafael (the band
at this time consists of Tim, John Balkin on bass, Emmett Chapman on electric
stick, Glen Ferris on trombone and Maury Baker on tympani).
25: Tims grandfather, Timothy C. Buckley, 76, dies in Amsterdam, NY.
31: plays Escondido (northeast of San Diego).
13: plays the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City with Van Morrison
and Linda Rondstadt.
22: publishes an adulatory piece on Beethoven in The New York Times.
starts 2-month US college tour to promote Starsailor.
signed with Straight Records, a collaboration between Frank Zappa and mutal manager
Herb Cohen. Straight was distributed by Warner Records)