- February - The Rutles begin recording Let It Rot.
- 12 March - Dirk McQuickly marries Martini in a small seaside ceremony
- 14 May - Ron Nasty and Dirk McQuickly travel to New York City to announce the formation of Rutle Corps
- 30 August - The single Hey Dude is released.
- Summer - Ron Nasty marries Chastity, much to the protest of people Ron didn't ask.
- 1 November - Stig O'Hara releases his first solo album Wonder Ball Music
- 11 November - Ron Nasty and Chastity release Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Mormons
- 13 November - The film Yellow Submarine Sandwich was released