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In Manchester, England, UK, Europe, tv producer Anthony Wilson (Tony Wilson) is given a copy of the LP Horses by Patti Smith. He will go on to found the influential Factory Records, home of Joy Division and New Order.
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Little Feat play at Foellinger Auditorium, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA.
Jenny Lewis is born in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. She will find success as singer with Rilo Kiley before pursuing a solo career.
The Argus newspaper reports that two guitars belonging to bass player Jimmy Lea of Slade were among fifteen instruments worth
Jazz composer Vince Guaraldi, writer of the hit Cast Your Fate To The Wind, dies of a heart attack in San Francisco, California, USA, aged 47.
Black Sabbath, Journey and Target play at Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
Queen play the first of two nights at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Santana plays the second of two nights at The Bunka Centre, Takamatsu, Japan, Asia.
AC/DC are presented with gold record awards for both High Voltage and TNT, in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania.
The Four Seasons reach No1 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the USA with December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night).
Kiss release their fourth album, Destroyer, on Casablanca Records in the USA.
Jim McCartney, father of Paul McCartney of The Beatles dies of bronchial pneumonia, aged 73, in Liverpool, UK.
US Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter reveals that his inspirations include Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin.
Jim McCartney, father of Paul McCartney of The Beatles is cremated at Landican Cemetery, near Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside, UK.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues with rehearsals for its second leg at the Belleview Biltmore Hotel, Clearwater, Florida.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the Municipal Auditorium, Austin, Texas, USA.
Bob Marley and the Wailers release the album Rastaman Vibration, which will become Marley's highest-charting album, reaching No8 in the USA and No15 in the UK.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at the Gatesville State School For Boys, Gatesville, Texas, USA.
Singer-songwriter Maria Taylor is born in Birmingham, Alabama. She will find success with the groups Azure Ray and Now It's Overhead before pursuing a successful solo career.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays its final concert at the Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, supported by Wet Willie and Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Tom Waits plays the fourth of thirteen nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK.
The Rolling Stones play their first-ever Spanish date with a show at la Plaza de Toros Monumental, Barcelona, Spain, Europe.
Country music artist Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma, USA.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, New York State, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The 101ers release a new single, Keys To Your Heart, on Chiswick Records in the UK. The band's guitarist, Joe Strummer, will go on to find fame with The Clash.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play the first of two nights at Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia, USA, supported by Blue Oyster Cult. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
Van Halen play at The Starwood Club, Hollywood, CA, USA.
Aspiring pop star Stuart Goddard meets Andy Warren in London, UK, and they form the B-Sides, which will eventually mutate into Adam And the Ants.
Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles play at Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Genesis play at Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK.
The Starland Vocal Band reach No1 on the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Afternoon Delight.
The Stranglers play at The Hope And Anchor, Islington, London, UK.
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The first issue of influential UK punk fanzine, Sniffin' Glue, is published. Having taken its name from The Ramones? song Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue, it features The Ramones, The Flamin' Groovies, The Stranglers, Blue Oyster Cult, The Runaways, Television, Eddie and the Hot Rods, The 101ers and Todd Rundgren.
Joseph Guillermo Jones II is born in The Bronx, New York City, USA. he will find success as rapper and music business entrepreneur Jim Jones.
On their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at Duluth Arena Auditorium, Duluth, Minnesota, USA. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, supported by Roadwork. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
On the second leg of their Worldwide Texas tour, ZZ Top play at The Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA, supported by Jay Boy Adams. The tour features an onstage menagerie of typically Texan live animals such as a longhorn steer, a black buffalo, two vultures and two rattlesnakes. Various Texan plants, such as yucca, agave and cacti, also decorate the stage, which has been built in the shape of Texas.
The Summer Of My Life by Devizes-born Simon May enters the singles chart, where it will peak at No7.
The Clash play in 'A Night Of Pure Energy' at the ICA, London, UK, supported by the Subway Sect. Shane MacGowan, not yet a member of The Pogues, is in the crowd and bites the earlobe of Jane Crockford of The Modettes.
On their Worldwide Texas Tour, ZZ Top play at Levitt Arena, Wichita, Kansas, USA, supported by Rory Gallagher.
The Clash, The Jam and The Subway Sect play in 'A Night Of Treason' at the Royal College of Art, London, UK.
Abba release a new single, Dancing Queen, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Neil Young And Crazy Horse play at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Johnny 'Guitar' Watson plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall, Hamburg, Germany, Europe. The concert is taped and will, in due course, be released as an album.
Devo and Pere Ubu play the second of two nights at The Crypt, Akron, Ohio, USA.
Mud play at Bristol University, Bristol, UK.
The eponymous album Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band is awarded a gold disc in the USA by the RIAA.
In London, UK, rock journalist Caroline Coon makes Christmas dinner for The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned.
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