This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1972.
*1972 in British music
*1972 in Norwegian musicSpecific genres
*1972 in country music
*1972 in heavy metal music
*1972 in jazzEvents
*January 17 – 12 miles of U.S. Highway 51 in Memphis, Tennessee from South Parkway East to the Tennessee/Mississippi state line is renamed "Elvis Presley Boulevard."
*January 20 – The debut of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon at The Dome, Brighton, is halted by technical difficulties. Dark Side of the Moon would be played in its entirety the following night, but it would be a full year before the album was released.
*January 21 – Keith Richards jumps on stage to jam with Chuck Berry at the Hollywood Palladium, but is ordered off for playing too loud. Berry later claims that he did not recognize Keith and would not have booted him if he did.
*January 29–31 – The first Sunbury Music Festival is held in Sunbury, Victoria.
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